|Ceramic Band Heaters|
In a MEGAFLEX heater, nickel-chrome wire is embedded in a flexible outer wall made of special, interlocking ceramic tiles, which are assembled like a brick wall. A ceramic fiber insulating mat and a stainless steel jacket cover this assembly. This construction prevents heat loss and reduces electrical consumption by 20%.
An energized MEGAFLEX heater will have a temperature of 350 to 450°F on its outside shell when the inside temperature is maintained at 1200°F. To improve the conservation of energy, different thickness of ceramic fiber insulation mats are available.
Heat is transferred from a ceramic heater to the surface of an application through conduction and radiation. This is why a tight grip on the cylinder is not as critical as in other types of heaters. Moreover, over tightening should be avoided, since the pressure on the insulation mat reduces its insulating efficiency.
MEGAFLEX heaters are made by using different combinations of ceramic tiles, which are available only in specific lengths. Consequently, the width of a MEGAFLEX band falls within a certain incremental range.
MEGAFLEX ceramic band heaters can be manufactured with different clamping mechanisms, terminations styles, holes and cut-outs