Choosing a heating element with a suitable size can ensure the efficient operation of the electric furnace and reduce the waste of electric energy.
Two common types of heating elements are silicon carbide heating element and MoSi2 heating element. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right size heating element for your needs.
Silicon carbide heating element
Silicon carbide heating element come in a variety of sizes and shapes, including rods, tubes, and plates.
The size of silicon carbide heating elements depends on the specific application requirements and conditions of use
Common sizes are as follows:
Size of silicon carbide heating element
The diameter of silicon carbide heating elements is usually 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, etc., and can also be customized according to requirements.
The length varies from a few millimeters to several meters, and can also be customized according to requirements.
MoSi2 heating element
MoSi2 heating elements are also available in a variety of sizes and shapes including straight rods, bent rods and U-shaped elements. When selecting MoSi2 heating elements, the element size should match the reserved installation position of the electric furnace.
Size of MoSi2 heating elements
The diameter of the MoSi2 heating element is usually 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 18mm, etc., and other sizes can be customized. The length needs to match the electric furnace, and can be customized from a few millimeters to a few meters.
The heating power of the heating element is generally between tens of watts and thousands of watts.
Factors to Consider When Selecting a Heating Element
When selecting the proper size heating element, it is important to consider the size of the heating chamber or the area that needs to be heated. A heating element that is too small will not generate enough heat to effectively heat the area, while one that is too large will result in wasted energy and unnecessary cost expenditure.
Other factors to consider are the following:
- required temperature range
- Type of material to be heated
- Operating conditions such as ambient temperature and air velocity.
- The power supply and voltage must match the output value of the electric furnace, and be compatible, otherwise, the heating element may be short-circuited and damaged or the heating efficiency is low, and sufficient heat cannot be output.
Silicon carbide heating elements and MoSi2 heating elements come in a variety of sizes and shapes, it is important to select the proper size based on the required temperature range, power, maximum power and size of the heating chamber or area. By considering all these factors, you can choose the heating element that best suits your needs and ensures efficient and effective heating.
It should be noted that the price of heating elements of different sizes and powers will also be different, and heating elements of different sizes are suitable for different heating equipment, so when purchasing, it is necessary to choose the appropriate one according to the specific use requirements and equipment needs. The size and model can ensure the long-term stable operation of the equipment.