EXHEAT – Hazardous Area Process Heaters (Zone 1 & Zone 2)
EXHEAT is a globally renowned manufacturer of hazardous area electric process heating and control systems. EXHEAT experience in producing heaters suitable for use within hazardous areas and their range of custom made heaters means EXHEAT can provide a heating solution for almost any situation.
The range of process heaters and industrial heaters are designed and manufactured in the UK and with over 20 years experience the highest quality product is guaranteed.
hazardous area Process Heating & Electrical Control Systems
EXHEAT process heaters and electrical control systems provide hazardous area, intrinsically safe heating for Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas. The range includes in-line, air, fan, immersion and water heaters for use in both onshore and offshore applications.
Process heaters are designed for common applications such as space heating and water heating and the range of heaters use an element that convert electrical current into heat.
The range of heaters are suitable for use in the most challenging conditions from highly corrosive environments required the correct material properties to desert conditions where both high and low ambient temperatures must be taking into consideration.
There are many advantages of using electrical heating including:
Efficiency – Almost all of the electricity used is turned directly into heat removing the need for tuning or additional heating.
Precision – With direct heating solutions, there are extremely fast reaction times and superior temperature control giving the flexibility to deal with varying process conditions.
Environmental – Electrical process heaters do not produce pollutants as a by-product and avoids the monitoring and control measures necessary to meet environmental regulations. In addition, with very few moving parts, there is no concern surrounding noise pollution.
Product Size & Dimensions – Electrical heaters boast a small footprint and remove the need for additional pipes or supports, therefore saving space.
Costs – Being smaller in size, the initial costs are automatically lower and the near 100% efficiency levels means the ongoing costs are also minimal.
Installation & Maintenance – Electrical heaters are extremely simple to install and with minimal moving parts require very little maintenance.
Process Heaters for Hazardous Areas
ATEX Solutions from EXHEAT
Exheat FWD Flameproof Hazardous area air heater
EXHEAT FWD flameproof hazardous area air heaters are designed specifically for use in small spaces, work and storage areas and are certified for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 gas groups or Zone 21 and Zone 22 dust groups.
EXHEAT FWD air heater is manufactured from a fabricated carbon steel enclosure and is weatherproof to IP66. The hazardous area heater is available is temperature classes T2, T3 and T4 and is suitable for floor or wall mounting.
There are many applications and industries where the EXHEAT FWD would be suitable for use including gas installations, chemical plants, offshore installations, battery stores, paint/solvent stores, sugar refineries and dusty environments. The individually replaceable heating elements make any required maintenance extremely simple and quick.
FWD flameproof heater is rated between 500W – 2kW and comes with 2 x 20mm plugged cable entries as standard. If required the heater can be controlled remotely with an EXHEAT hazardous area thermostat.
Exheat Hazardous Area Process Heating For Zone 1 And Zone 2
Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas are classified based upon the assessment of the frequency of the occurrence and duration of an explosive gas atmosphere. Zone 1 hazardous areas are working spaces where the presence of gas or an explosion is likely to occur in normal working conditions.
A Zone 2 hazardous area is a working space where the presence of an explosive gas ids not likely to occur in normal operation and if it does occur it will not be for a long period of time. EXHEAT process heaters have been manufactured to be suitable for use in both Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas
Product Applications & Industries
EXHEAT hazardous area and process heaters are used throughout many industries over varying applications.
Typical industries served include:
- Oil & Gas
- Processing Plants
- Food Processing
Throughout these hazardous area industries there are many applications that are currently using electrical heaters including fuel gas, glycol regeneration, crude oil, oxygen, process gas, heat transfer fluids, HVAC and hot water calorifiers.
When working in hazardous areas and potentially explosive atmospheres, it is absolutely imperative that explosion proof and resistant equipment is used and only heaters that are certified to the applicable international standards are used in order to prevent a serious incident such as an explosion from occurring.
For over 20 years EXHEAT have been designing and manufacturing the highest quality electrical process heaters and control systems. The company sets its mission statement as “To lead the global hazardous area electric heaters and control systems industry”.
In order to try and achieve this aim, EXHEAT have their core focus on five key points:
- Embracing new technologies and continuous improvement in their product range
- Continually offering innovative solutions and offering the best quality
- Offering globally approved equipment certified for use in hazardous areas
- Supporting customers with a high level of support in design, engineering and project management
- Supporting customers worldwide with an experienced team of service engineers
EXHEAT’s manufacturing techniques meet the highest requirements, design codes, international standards and client specifications. Their design processes enable EXHEAT to provide heating solutions for the most extreme applications from cryogenic service to gas regeneration.
Since 1985 T&D have serviced the UK and world markets with an extensive range of Electrical, Mechanical, Process & Instrumentation Equipment – our Export Department is staffed by a team of professional sales engineers, sourcing specialists, expeditors and customer service advisors.
T&D global project experience has enabled us to build a solid reputation for the reliable supply of brand leaders – we consolidate your supply chain by providing single-source logistics to any international destination.
See how Thorne & Derrick service and support our key global markets and hazardous area industries in the following SlideShelf of Industry Infographics.
- Measurement – Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, CO2
- Gas Detectors (Industrial), Leak Detection (Refrigerant) & Analyzers
- Hazardous Area Heaters – Explosion Proof (ATEX IECEx)
- Heat Tracing Systems & Trace Heating Cables
- Heaters – Drum, IBC, Tank, Immersion & Process
- Valves, Gauges, Sensors & Monitors
- Meters – Flow, Water, Gas, Heat & Energy
- Surface Heating Elements, Mats & Pads
- Hazardous Area Power Distribution, Lighting & Enclosures