Busting the myths about electric heating
If you are thinking about making the switch from gas to electric heating, you need to know all the facts. Here we debunk some of the popular myths associated with electric heating solutions to help you make an informed decision.
Myth: Electric solutions cannot deliver sufficient power
Fact: While there is a common misconception that electric heating is too slow, Kanthal’s high-temperature heating products have been proven to deliver good ramp rates, getting the furnace up to the required temperature in the right time.
Myth: Electric solutions cannot deliver temperatures above 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,830 degrees Fahrenheit)
Fact: Kanthal’s electric heating products deliver energy-efficient solutions for heating processes, regardless of the temperature requirement. Kanthal’s solutions are all specially designed for the individual customer needs and have proved to be effective for furnace temperatures up to 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,730 degrees Fahrenheit).
Myth: The sustainability benefits of electric heating only apply where renewable energy is available
Fact: Even when using electricity from a fossil-based power plant, the vastly improved efficiency of an electric heater still results in fewer carbon emissions overall. Moreover, power plants are subject to strict regulations on emissions and energy efficiency, and their operations are often considerably more sustainable than you might think.
Myth: Electric heating is an unproven technology
Fact: While you may not have seen electric heating solutions in a lot of steel plants, it is by no means a newfangled trend. Kanthal has been installing electric heating solutions around the globe for many years and has been using electric heating in its own production for decades.