The 60 kW Kanthal® Flow Heater is targeted mainly at the aluminum and glass industries, which typically have high power demands and use open flame torches in their production processes. Switching from gas burners to electric air heaters reduces carbon emissions, increase the speed of pre-heating processes and minimizes the risk of explosions since no moisture and water is released in the equipment.
“We have the best available technology in the field of electric air heaters, but we can see that there is demand, especially from heavier industries and processes, for a heater with even higher power,” explains Markus Mann, Technology & Innovation Manager, Kanthal. “By adding a new 60 kW heater to our portfolio, we can now provide more power while minimizing the number of devices, which will provide simpler control and lower the overall cost of ownership.”
With a unique design and robust internal temperature control, the 60 kW Kanthal® Flow Heater can deliver gas outlet temperatures of up to 1100°C (2012°F), compared to 800°C (1470°F) with conventional air heaters, as well as a temperature accuracy within ±1°C. When it comes to drying and pre-heating processes, the flow heater can deliver the same performance as gas burners but with increased heat efficiency. It can also reduce the CO2 footprint and eliminate combustion-related pollutants such as NOx and SOx from processes or facilities.
The full range is available with 3.5 kW, 11 kW, 20 kW, 30 kW, 40 kW and now 60 kW. In addition, Kanthal continues to offer customized models for individual processes and demands.