Cast Aluminum Solutions (CAS) recently announced the launch of its new CAST-X High Temperature Heater line, featuring operating temperatures to 1,110°F (600°C). The company reports that CAST-X High Temp is compatible with heating flammable liquids and gases.
The units can reportedly heat solvents, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), disinfecting agents, acetone, pentane, ammonia, and other low-flashpoint liquids. Process gases such as nitrogen, argon, CO, and CO2 are also well suited for these heaters, even if they're under high pressure or in a cryogenic state. Deionized (DI) water is also commonly heated using CAST-X Heaters; if needed, steam can be generated.
CAST-X High Temp Heaters are easily integrated inline heaters with common flow-tube sizes and compatibility with most worldwide voltages. They're available in two primary sizes:
- CAST-X HT 500—power to 1,500 W and a ¼-in. OD fluid/gas flow-tube; available with a water-tight and explosion-proof terminal enclosure (for hazardous locations) or with no enclosure (for inert applications); both have a small footprint
- CAST-X HT 2000—power to 6 kW and a ½-in. flow-tube; accommodates higher flow applications; available with an explosion-proof or water-resistant terminal enclosure.
CAST-X Heaters have a no-contact design, so the heated media never contacts the heating elements. The design is much cleaner than standard immersion heaters, where the heated media contacts dirty heat elements. With CAST-X Heaters, heated media (liquid or gas) flows through a stainless steel or Inconel flow-tube, cast in the heater body, into which high-performance heat elements are also integrated.
"The CAST-X Heater has always been favored by chemists requiring high-purity heating, or heating of flammable media," said Jeffrey Awe, global Marketing director. "With CAST-X HT offering temperatures to 600°C, the potential market for this heater family is expanded significantly."
Learn more about CAST-X Heaters at www.castaluminumsolutions.com.