Wire Wound Flexible Silicone Heaters
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T&D provide a comprehensive silicone heater design service – we apply silicone heating technology to provide customised heating solutions to applications requiring a flexible, lightweight and high temperature heater.
Silicone heaters can be produced to exact size and shape in mat or pad format providing rapid heat transfer and heat-up efficiency.
Silicone heater mats and pads can be manufactured with eyelets, straps, hooks or Velcro.
Wire Wound Advantages
Using evenly spaced resistance wires laminated between sheets of silicone, Wire Wound Silicone Flexible Heating Elements are ideal for prototyping or problem solving applications. Manufactured to customer specifications these silicone heaters can be made to suit almost any application. High flexibility can be obtained using tough, robust silicone materials that are solving an ever-increasing number of diverse heating applications in numerous industries.
Having supplied Wire Wound Flexible Silicone Heaters since 1985, Thorne & Derrick possess the necessary experience required to design heating elements which are suitable for even the most harsh environments, including both safe non-hazardous and potentially explosive atmospheres in hazardous locations.
Wire Wound Flexible Silicone Heaters
- Short lead time, fast delivery – UK and worldwide
- Wire wound or etch foil silicone heaters in mat or pad design
- Precise even surface heating for regular or irregular shapes using silicone
- Custom design – heat loss calculations determine exact requirement
- Flexible, lightweight and thin – space and weight reduced heaters
- UL & VDE approvals
- Moisture and chemical resistant silicone heating pads and mats
- Temperature range -60°C to +230°C
WIRE WOUND SILICONE HEATER Applications
Wire wound silicone flexible heaters are generally suited to low volume applications or applications which require a flexible yet robust heating element.
Silicone heaters are used in countless applications but Wire Wound Flexible Heaters have been regularly used for the following purposes; industrial catering, anti condensation, environmental control, composite repair of aircraft, GRP pipe curing, frost protection, drum heating and snow melting. To discuss the suitability of Wire Wound Flexible Heaters for your proposed surface heating application, please contact our technical support team.
Providing a full design, prototype and production service, we can manufacture virtually any shape or size heater. Our Wire Wound Flexible Silicone Heaters offer customers the opportunity to have product on site for trials and testing within days. With average lead times of 7-10 days and urgent delivery of 3-5 days on small quantities we ensure a top quality, high-speed customer service from start to finish.
Silicone provides precise and consistent surface heating.
Silicone characteristics include :
- Low thermal conductivity
- Low chemical reactivity – good chemical resistance
- Low smoke and toxicity
- Heat resistant
- Repel water and form watertight seals
- Excellent adhesion to most substrates
- Surface resists microbiological growth – fungus and bacteria resistance
- Resistant to oxygen, ozone, and ultraviolet (UV) light
- Low electrical conductivity and low dielectric constant
- Steam resistance up to 130°C or 2.5 bar
Silicon or Silicone? Silicon is a naturally occurring chemical element, whereas silicone is a synthetic substance.
T&D have produced standard and customised silicone heaters for most industries including : oil and gas, petrochemical, food processing, tank heating, battery warming, electronics, aerospace and manufacturing. Heat can be applied using versatile silicone heaters to complex shapes, geometries, curves and surfaces without compromising efficiency or reliability.
Silicone based heaters are used to heat, warm and frost protect drums, cylinders, IBCs, hoppers, machinery and general surfaces.
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