Heating Element Alloys

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Types of Heating Elements A heating element converts electrical energy into heat through the process of Joule heating . Joule heating occurs when an electric current passing through the electrical element encounters resistance, resulting in the heating of the electrical element. This process is independent of the direction of current   Read More »
Nickel Chrome Alloys Their Properties and Applications The nickel-chromium system reveals that chromium is fairly soluble in nickel. It has a maximum soluble rate of 47% at eutectic temperature, which then decreases to approximately 30% at room temperature. Several commercial alloys are based on this solid solution. These alloys have   Read More »
Designing Heating Elements The first step in designing a heating element is to understanding exactly how it will be used and in what application. Where and how is a heating element going to be used? That's the first thing to consider when you think about what kind of heating element   Read More »
Improved Nickel Chromium Wire Heating Improvement of Resistance heating wire and resistance heating strip in iron-chromium-aluminium (FeCrAl) alloys and nickel-chromium (NiCr) alloys for the manufacturing of electric heating elements . Using FeCrAl alloys instead of NiCr alloys result in both weight-saving and longer element life. Resistance Heating Wire and Strip   Read More »
Copper Nickel Alloy Wire Heating CopperNickel (also known as copper-nickel) is an alloy of copper that contains nickel and strengthening elements, such as iron and manganese. Despite its high copper content, copper-nickel is silver in colour. Due to the specific properties of nickel and copper alloys , they are applied   Read More »
Wire Heating Element Materials Introduction Around the year 1900, W.C. Heraeus, a German-based firm developed the first commercial platinum furnace. In the year 1902, the company marketed a platinum ribbon-bound furnace that could reach a temperature of 1500ºC in 5 minutes, operate at 1500ºC for several hours and could attain   Read More »
Commercial Heating Elements Heating elements - NiChrome Coils or Ribbon, Calrod, Quartz All heating elements perform the same function: convert electricity into heat. In this they have one other characteristic in common: they are all nearly 100% efficient. The only electrical energy which does not result in heat is the   Read More »
Selecting The Right Industrial Heating Element Virtually every industry uses heat in some capacity during the manufacturing process. Industrial heating elements are among the most crucial components in any industrial heating system. Selecting the right industrial heating element can save money, time, and create a more efficient process, regardless of   Read More »
Heating Elements – Design Considerations Designing Heating Elements Heating elements sound very simple and straightforward, but there are, many different factors that engineers have to consider in designing them. There are roughly 20 – 30 different factors that affect the performance of a typical heating element, including obvious things like   Read More »
Iron-Chromium-Aluminium Heating Alloys Electrical Resistance and Heating Element Wires, Ribbons, and Strips Iron-Chromium-Aluminium Alloy Electrical Resistance and Heating Element Wires, Ribbons, and Strips Alloy Description FeCrAl 125 : Low-cost heating element used in toasters and other small appliances. Long life performance for element operating temperatures up to 1150 °C. FeCrAl   Read More »
NiChrome Alloys for Heating Applications Choosing a Nichrome Heating element The Nickel-Chrome alloys have been in use back to 1900 and these have been successfully employed in heating element applications. Hence the realistic field experience of equipments and industrial furnaces gives a confidence in the usage of these alloys in   Read More »
Specialty Nickel Chromium Heating Alloys NiCr 37:18 Alloy Description NiCr 37:18 is a nickel-chromium-iron alloy with excellent resistance to carbonization. It is widely used in conveyor belts for industrial furnaces . Condition of Supply NiCr 37:18 is supplied in the following conditions: Cold Drawn, Spring Temper. Cold Drawn, Annealed. Nominal   Read More »
Materials Used for Heating Elements Most heating equipment or appliances such as electric furnace, electric oven, electric heaters etc. utilize electrical energy to produce heat. In these equipment or appliances, the heating element is used to convert electrical energy into the form of heat. The working of heating elements is   Read More »
Resistance Heating Elements Electric type resistance elements consist of a high temperature resistance alloy either nickel-chrome alloy or iron chrome aluminum alloy , usually formed in sinuous, loops or coils. The elements may be supported from the furnace sidewalls on refractory hooks or alloy hooks, suspended from the roof with   Read More »
Nickel Chrome Resistance Alloys Background of Nickel Chrome Resistance Alloys The nickel-chromium (NiChrom) system shows that chromium is quite soluble in nickel. This is a maximum at 47% at the eutectic temperature and drops off to about 30% at room temperature. A range of commercial alloys is based on this   Read More »

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