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Power density: 1.0 to 12.0 w/in² (.16 to 1.5w/cm²)
Watts, Volts: Custom KW, 120V/1 to 480V/3
Size: Custom Sizes for Convenient Install
Weight: Modular, 50lbs (23kg)
Heat Capability: Operating Temperature to 1100°F (593°C)
Max Exposure: 1400°F (760°C)
Power Leads: A Nickel or Cu-Ni Alloy, Sleeved Armored
Plugs: 1P or 3P Connectors, Extensions available
Sensors Process & Limit T/C or RTD
Area Class Non Hazardous, Dry
Controllers Single, or Multiple, Control Panel
Custom Designed, Insulated Heating Jackets

offer an elegant, efficient way to apply heat onto specific shapes, using low watt density, efficient direct heat transfer. Often, efficiency is 50% or more less energy required than using traditional band or strip heaters.

Shaped Heating Jackets may be built small or large, in many different geometries. But all Shaped Heating Jackets, whether tubular, rectangular, elbow, spherical or combination shape, start with an inner fabric liner and HTS/Amptek knitted heat tape element.

Once the liner with the element has been constructed, often with necessary cutouts for penetrations and obstructions, insulation thickness is applied. The outer cover is designed to include closure methods such as flaps and straps.

The materials of construction depend upon the temperature and environment of use. Below 500° F choices can include materials such as Teflon and Silicone, which provide durability and some moisture protection. High temperature Jackets, are constructed of safe fiberglass based fabrics with Fiberglass or Ceramic insulations.
Standard and Special features:

Jacket sizes: Small Heating Jackets may be constructed to fit ¾ inch diameter pipes and fittings. Large Heating Jackets are limited by weight, typically 50lbs (23kg), but may be constructed in a modular fashion to fit large surfaces using several Jackets.

Heat Capability: 900°F (482°C), or AMOX™ to 1400°F (760°C). However, temperatures exceeding 1200°F exposure, are not recommended if the Jacket would need to be manipulated once in place. (removed and reinstalled)

Heated zones: For applications requiring varying heat densities, multiple heated zones may be incorporated in a single Jacket. Each zone would include power leads, and temperature sensors.

Temperature sensors: Built in thermal sensors such as RTDs or Thermocouples can be installed for process temperature measurement, or directly on the heating element for sensing limit temperature.

Closures: In addition to typical Velcro® flap and D ring strap, or lacing hook closure methods, quicker convenient snaps or Delrin® Clips may be specified for ease of use.

Contact HTS/Amptek®, or click the quote button for more information, and a convenient form to help us with the size and scope of your application.