The Accuheat chemical inline heaters consist of ultra pure quartz tubes, wrapped in an Inconel heater element that provides even, conductive heat over the entire area. Alumina Silica insulation is tightly packed to minimize heat loss and the PTFE Teflon housing offers chemical resistance and a low surface temperature. Also included within the housing are numerous temperature sensors and leak detection devices to ensure safe and efficient operation.
Quartz in-line heaters can be used in many applications requiring heating of high purity process fluids such as acids and cleaning solutions. The traditional application uses the acid in-line heater as part of the recirculation loop, either as the sole heat source or in combination with a heated quartz tank for faster heat up times and better control. Below you will see the typical installations of quartz chemical heaters:
Conductive Heating Element: Many commonly-used chemistries do not readily absorb infrared heat, making infrared heaters a poor choice for some processes. Heaters employing this technology often have maintenance issues and require cooling or a purge to prevent overheating failures. IMTEC chose a special conductive heater element to reduce maintenance and overall cost of ownership.
Power Modulator: IMTEC’s proprietary power modulator ensures that the exact amount of heat for any process is applied- no more, no less. During initial heat-up, the rate of heat transfer gradually decreases with time. When the rate of heat transfer bottoms out, the power modulator turns the heater off, allowing the heat built up in the quartz to disperse into the liquid.
Turning off the heater when it isn’t needed means that there is no wasted energy, and no undue stress on components caused by over-heating. IMTEC’s proprietary technology ensures minimal heat-up times with an efficient use of energy for any application.
Quartz Fluid Path: Quartz performs well with almost any chemistry including solvents. Since the fluid path is quartz, IMTECs in line units can also be used as high purity solvent heaters.
Single - 3.0 KW, 4.5 KW, 6.0 KW, 7.5KW, 9.0 KW, 13.0 KW, Custom Wattage Available
Dual - 6.0 KW, 9.0 KW, 12.0 KW, 15.0 KW, 18.0 KW, 26.0 KW, Custom Wattage Available
Process Chemistries: Phosphoric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, and many more, please see our material compatibility page here.
Max. Operating Temp: 180°C
Max. Pressure: 40 PSI continuous (@ 150°C Max)
Voltages: 208VAC, 240VAC, 400VAC (some models), single or 3 phase model dependent