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Firebar Flat Tubular Heaters

Firebar Flat Tubular HeaterFIREBAR® . . . A SOLUTION TO YOUR HEATER PROBLEMS

For over half a century, people have been using round tubular heating elements for surface heating. The Watlow® FIREBAR® flat tubular heater is an innovative concept that provides a wide array of design improvements.

A SOLUTION TO HEATER POWER AND RESPONSIVENESS PROBLEMS 

 In oil and other viscous materials, a FIREBAR flat tubular heater operates at a higher watt density than a round tubular heating element without changing the sheath temperature. The FIREBAR heater also enables you to place more wattage into applications at the same watt density without using a longer heating element. Due to its unique design and geometry, a FIREBAR heater often heats fluids from ambient temperatures faster than round tubular elements, while using the same wattage and lower sheath temperatures.

A SOLUTION TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY FIREBAR

Flat tubular heater performance in cooking oil instead of a round tubular makes it a perfect choice to combine with Watlow temperature and power controllers for the best solution for energy efficiency. The FIREBAR has been tested in equipment to ASTM F1361. This is the standard test method for the performance of open deep fat fryers. When direct immersion in liquid is not practical, FIREBAR elements may be clamped to tank walls. FIREBAR’s large flat surface area enables it to efficiently transfer heat to the tank walls and into the media. The larger contact area afforded by the FIREBAR design enables the heater to operate at lower coil and sheath temperatures and allows for longer heater life.

A SOLUTION TO HEATER LIFE PROBLEMS

Reducing watt density or sheath temperature extends the life of any heater. The FIREBAR heater allows you to do either without changing equipment performance.