Cast Aluminum Solutions (CAS), a supplier of industrial heating devices for specialized chemical and water processing applications, launches the CAST-X High Temperature Heater line. CAST-X High Temp Heaters feature operating temps to 1110°F (600°C).
Very few industrial heaters feature operating temperatures in this range, according to the company. CAST-X High Temp is compatible with heating flammable liquids and gases.
CAST-X High Temp can safely heat solvents, IPA (isopropyl alcohol), disinfecting agents, acetone, pentane, ammonia and other low-flashpoint liquids. Process gases such as nitrogen, argon, CO and CO2 are also well-suited for these heaters, even if they are under high pressure or in a cryogenic state. DI Water is also commonly heated using CAST-X Heaters, and if needed, steam can be generated.
CAST-X High Temp Heaters are an easily integrated inline heater with common flow-tube sizes, and compatibility with most worldwide voltages. They are available in two primary sizes:
- CAST-X HT 500 has power to 1500 Watts, and a 1/4 inch OD fluid/gas flow-tube. They are available with a watertight and explosion-proof terminal enclosure (for hazardous locations) or with no enclosure (for inert applications). Both have a very small footprint.
- CAST-X HT 2000 accommodates higher-flow applications. With power to 6 kW, and a 1/2 inch flow-tube, they are available with an explosion-proof or a water-resistant terminal enclosure.
CAST-X Heaters have a unique no-contact design. The heated media never contacts the heating elements. The design is reportedly much cleaner than standard immersion heaters. With CAST-X Heaters, heated media (liquid or gas) flows through a stainless steel or Inconel flow-tube cast in the heater body into which high-performance heat elements are also integrated.