Delta Heat Services offers different types of heat treatments. The heat treatments are related to their own equipment. Electrical or induction equipment. In this article we want to tell you more about our electrical resistance heaters. The technology behind electrical resistance heaters is about converting the energy to heat. This heat is necessary for processing the metal. Read more about electrical resistance heaters on this page.
The elements of electrical resistance heaters
Our electrical equipment is based on different parts. The core of the system is the 50kVA Unit. It’s the power source that causes the electrical heating. The unit distributes power from a main electrical supply to electrical resistance heating elements. It has the correct rated voltage of 30V and 60V. Other elements are the temperature control and measurement cabinet, product cables, heating pads and consumables and spare parts. All these elements make the transfer of heat with an electrical resistance heater possible.
When was the electrical resistance heater developed?
Did you know that the first electrical resistance heater was made in the course of the 20th century? As electricity became increasingly available and reliable. Electrical resistance heaters were and still are used in a variety of industries. That’s the reason why there is no specific date of invention that can be universally stated. Rather, it has been an evolution of technology and engineering to meet the needs of different industries.
Which heat treatments can proceed with the electrical resistance heater?
The electrical resistance heater is for multifunctional use. It’s all about improving the microstructure of metal. This can be achieved in various ways. Different heat treatments are:
Preheating is frequently employed to reduce thermal stresses prior to machining, preventing material cracking. The process goes hand in hand with welding. Usually, preheating will be chosen on critical (curable) materials. The carbon content and alloying elements cause hardness and stress in the material during welding. This can largely be prevented by using preheat. Another factor that can influence the process is the material thickness. The amount of heat input can slow the cooling of the weld.
During annealing, the material is slowly heated to a specific temperature and then held at that temperature. This process alters the mechanical properties. Post Weld Heat Treatment is the best choice if the material has to get his strength back. It will reduce residual stresses by heating the material to a specific temperature and then gradually cooling it.
Heat treatment is also commonly applied after welding to reduce material stresses. It depends on the project which treatment is appropriate.
Delta Heat Services
It can be challenging to determine the specific electrical heat treatment your metal piece requires beforehand. That’s why we recommend you to get in touch with us. We can provide advice and carry out the heat treatment for you. At Delta Heat Services, you have the option to rent or even purchase our equipment.
Would you like to learn more about electrical resistance heaters? Or do you need a quote or have any other questions? Please feel free to reach out to us without any obligation.