You are not registered yet. Please click here to register!


 
 
plc storereviewsdownloads
This board is for PLC Related Q&A ONLY. Please DON'T use it for advertising, etc.
 
Try our online PLC Simulator- FREE.  Click here now to try it.

---------->>>>>Get FREE PLC Programming Tips

New Here? Please read this important info!!!


Go Back   PLCS.net - Interactive Q & A > PLCS.net - Interactive Q & A > LIVE PLC Questions And Answers

PLC training tools sale

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 6th, 2020, 01:43 AM   #1
skyfox
Lifetime Supporting Member
United States

skyfox is offline
 
skyfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 241
Heater Rating Question

I am in need of some help trying to figure out how the max output temperature of this heater was determined or derived by the manufacturer.


HEATER SPECS:
Heater Type: Flexible 2"x2" surface mount Silicon heater. (for Tanks/Pipes/etc.)
Supply Voltage = 24VDC
Power = 10Watts
Temperature rating: to 300 Deg. F

Does it mean it can operate/withstand up to 300 F or it can heat-up a surface (given the right size/weight of the material it is attached to) up to 300 F?


Cheers.

Last edited by skyfox; February 6th, 2020 at 01:45 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2020, 02:03 AM   #2
jraef
Member
United States

jraef is offline
 
jraef's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,909
The maximum surface temperature it can heat something up to is 300F. But at 10W, that surface would have to be VERY VERY tiny (or in an ambient that is already 290F). It’s not a simple thing to determine what a 10W heater is capable of, but it’s safe to say “not much”.

http://accutherm.com/blog/how-to-cal...-applications/
  Reply With Quote
Old February 6th, 2020, 02:19 AM   #3
skyfox
Lifetime Supporting Member
United States

skyfox is offline
 
skyfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 241
Thanks jraef,


Appreciate the link. I specially like the part where you said "but it’s safe to say “not much”. I am trying to use this heat wrap as a heat trace to keep a small SS valve about 3" tall with a 1.5" diameter used in a sub zero process application (-110 deg. C) from freezing up. Heat trace or a heater wrap is not usable in my app where an operator has to physically remove the device containing this valve on a regular basis as in 3 to 4 times a day after it has reached ambient temperature upon completing its process sequence.


Thanks again for you help.


Best Regards.
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Jump to Live PLC Question and Answer Forum

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Confusion regarding power supply rating for CompactLogix Salman S. LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 8 March 7th, 2017 05:07 PM
How to determine the rating of Solid State Relay? ankurgajjar LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 15 November 26th, 2014 01:13 AM
Control relay spec. dogleg43 LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 10 April 29th, 2014 11:09 AM
S7-1200 RS232 to Heater NoName LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 12 January 5th, 2014 03:08 PM
How to Ask Questions The Smart Way Ken Roach LIVE PLC Questions And Answers 14 March 26th, 2007 08:12 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 PM.


.