Design & Supply of Electric Heating Systems
Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of custom electric heating systems, specializing in the design and supply of electric process heaters. We have over 40 years of experience designing and supplying electric heating systems for various applications, including process heating, space heating, comfort heating, and many more.
We offer a complete line of electric heating products, including electric heaters, controllers, and accessories. Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc. also provides custom engineering services to design and supply complete electric heating systems for specific applications.
Electric Heating Systems Design
To ensure optimal performance, we offer a variety of critical components, including the heater, burner, specially designed isolation valves, strainer, pump, degasser, safety controls, expansion tank, SCR, and power controls.
Our other design capabilities include the following:
- Mount design. We offer stand-alone, skid-mounted, and customized mounting options to ensure a system suited to your facility.
- Optional features. We offer a variety of optional features to accommodate any potential risk factors or other requirements for your facility. These features include temperature control valves, explosion-proofing elements, flue gas recovery, drain tanks, and secondary loops.
At Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc., our team of in-house experts will work with you to customize your heating unit and find the right combination of features, components, and operational capabilities to fit your needs.
Our systems can be used in industries ranging from plastics and textiles to petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, and more specific applications such as:
- Heating exchangers
- Printing machines
- Molding presses
- Tank heating
- Fuel heating
Types of Electric Heating Systems
At Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc., we offer three main types of electric heating systems: flanged, immersion, and circulation heating.
Flanged electric heaters are a type of electric process heater that features one or more flanges or raised edges around the perimeter of the heating element. These flanges help improve the heat transfer between the heating element and the surrounding air, making them ideal for applications with high levels of heat.
It can also heat corrosive solutions, heat transfer fluids, oil, and water. Each system comprises bent tubes connecting to a central flange containing liquids at high-pressure levels.
One of the key advantages of flanged electric heaters is their versatility. They come in various sizes, power levels, and setups for use in different commercial and industrial environments.
Immersion heaters heat a nichrome wire element encased in ceramic submerged in the heating fluid — often water. As electricity causes the element to heat up, the water around the element also heats up. As the water passes through the heating element and rises to the top of the vessel, a convection current will build up to ensure even heat distribution.
They are usually made from various materials, including stainless steel, copper, and brass. The material used depends on the application and the type of liquid that will be heated.
For example, stainless steel is often used in applications where the liquid is corrosive, such as swimming pools. Copper and brass are better suited for applications where the liquid is not corrosive, such as in domestic hot water tanks.
Circulation heaters are electric process heaters used to heat liquids and gases. They are also called circulating heaters, water bath heaters, oil bath heaters, or tube bundle heaters.
Circulation heaters are heating elements (coil or tubular) inside a chamber or piping system. The heated fluid circulates through the chamber or piping and then undergoes heating. This type of electric heating system offers many advantages, including high thermal efficiency, a small footprint, low maintenance, and compatibility with a wide range of gas and liquid fluids.
Thermal Fluid System Electric heating systems from
For over 40 years, Thermal Fluid Systems, Inc. has been a leading provider of electric heating systems for industrial and commercial applications. We design and supply custom-engine electric process heaters to meet our customers’ specific needs serving different industries, including food processing, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, and steel.
Electric Heating System Capabilities
10 kW to 5+ MW
- Maintenance Inspection
Check all Operating and Safety Controls
Check Heater Ancillary Equipment
Review Operating & Maintenance Procedures
SCR and Power Controls
Temperature Blocking Vessel
Temperature Control Valve
- Control Temperatures
Up to 750°F
- Operating Pressure
Pumping Pressure (No Internal Pressure)
- Design Pressure
Up to 300 psi
- Thermal Fluid Type
Mineral Oil, Synthetic or Specialty
480 to 575 V (& others if needed)
50 to 60 Hz
- NEMA Rating
- Code Requirements
- Additional Services
Maintenance & Repair
- Production Volume
Prototype to complete production system
- Industry Focus
- Intended Applications
Wood Board Plants
- Industry Standards
- File Formats