4 Advantages of Skid Systems in Industrial Heating Processes
Many industrial heating processes involve maintaining a consistent temperature in a vessel to protect the integrity of the product. If temperatures drop too low they can crystallize, separate, or even freeze. In larger tanks and vessels, a local heater cannot offer cannot provide adequate heat density and even temperature spread. Skid systems are an effective solution for larger vessels.
A skid-mounted heater can be moved easily to provide heating where it is most needed. In this article, we look at some of the key advantages of skid systems in industrial heating processes.
1. Protect Equipment
Skid systems provide simple protection for your industrial heating equipment. The mobility of this heater configuration makes it simple to avoid spills and corrosion from chemicals. If there is a spill, you can easily move the heater away during cleanup. It is then ready for use as soon as the spill is addressed.
As well, the skid system helps to prevent breakdowns from high temperatures. While equipment like thermocouples and safety shutoffs usually prevent overheating, what happens if a failure allows the temperature to rise too high? Extreme temperatures have the potential to damage heaters and other equipment. A skid-mounted over-the-side heater can be immediately removed, preventing further overheating, as well as avoiding damage to the unit.
2. Easier Cleanup
If spills do occur, protecting equipment isn’t the only benefit of a skid-mounted immersion heater. The heater system can be completely removed from the hazard area. This gives safe, unhindered access for cleanup. Crews can get all necessary equipment in easily for quick, thorough cleaning.
3. Easier Maintenance
Employing a skid system allows for easy access for immersion heaters maintenance. The system allows for the complete removal of the heater, providing easy access for maintenance. As well as avoiding the need to drain a tank to clean or repair the immersion heater. This reduces time and product loss.
The removal also makes it easier to perform routine maintenance in the tank, checking seals, cleaning up particulate build-up, and checking for corrosion.
4. Reduce Costs
A single skid-mounted heater can fill the role of multiple heaters. This provides immediate savings in the costs of purchasing equipment. As well, it reduces your overall operating costs, with lower energy use or waste. Combine this with the extreme energy efficiency of electric heaters to maximize the cost-effectiveness of a skid system.
One skid-mounted heater can move around a tank, taking the place of multiple local heaters. As well, their mobility allows a single heater to service multiple tanks.
Are Skid-Mounted Immersion Heaters Right For You?
Wattco custom-manufactures immersion heaters built around the specific needs of your industrial processes and applications. Our team works with your budget, needs, and details to design the optimal heater and configuration for you. We help you determine the right materials, heater types, wattages, and more to maximize efficiency, lifespan, and effectiveness. Discover whether skid-mounted immersion heaters are the ideal solution for you. Contact us today for immersion heater quotes and information.