An immersion heater is a device installed in a tank or a container for the purpose of heating a liquid. These are used by storage or tank-type water heaters, where higher flow rates are required for limited periods and they are often used as backup to the boiler.
An immersion heater is an important part of the water heater. In able to recognize the problems involved when troubleshooting and calling for immersion heater repairs, you must be familiar with the types of immersion heaters. There are various types of immersion heaters, namely Over-the-Side, Flanged, Threaded or Screw Plug.
Over-the -Side immersion heaters are installed through the top of the vessel with the heated portion of the unit along the side or at the bottom of the tank. There is even distribution of heat due to the natural circulation of the fluid inside the vessel. Power connection is provided through the use of terminal houses or lead wires.
Over-the-Side immersion heaters offer a wide selection in its application. Several liquids such as water, oils, solvents, salts, and acids are only some of the many liquids commonly heated with immersion heaters. This is the kind of immersion heater that offers portability, easy removal, as well as easy access to repairs when installed. They are also generally resistant to corrosion.
Flanged immersion heaters are comprised of hairpin bent tubular elements welded into a flange and is provided with wiring boxes for electrical connections. This type of immersion heater is ideal for all heating applications because of its wide array of flange sizes, voltages, kilowatt ratings, terminal housings and sheath materials. They are easy to install and maintain as well as being energy-efficient and easily controlled. This is most excellent when it comes to heating all kind of tanks of different sizes and types.
Threaded or Screw Plug immersion heaters are screwed directly through a threaded opening in a tank wall. They come in a wide selection of screw plug sizes, sheath materials, kilowatt ratings, and voltages for all types of applications, very much like the Flanged immersion heaters, but these are compact and can be used in clean water, oil applications and freeze protection.
Whenever an immersion heater stops working or experience some problems, it is important to know which kind of immersion heater you are using prior to immersion heater repairs. Faults to immersion heaters are usually caused by hard water or lime scale build up within the tank, causing the copper element to corrode and consequently causing short circuits.
Utmost care is required in able to do immersion heater repairs and if you have no idea which type is which and if you are clueless on what to do next, do not attempt to do the repairs by yourself!
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