Watlow® Achieves Additional IECEx 'd' Certifications on Its Heat Exchanger Flange Heaters
12001 Lackland Rd.
St. Louis, MO, 63146
Press release date: May 1, 2013
St. Louis, MO - Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, announced that its tubular flange heater product received additional IECEx ‘d’ flameproof certifications. A partial list of the available features now includes capability for Ex d IIC: T1-6 Gb, up to +80°C (176°F), enclosure / anti-condensation heaters and IP66. Contact Watlow for a complete review of available IEC features and certifications.
The principles of the flameproof concept are: no external hot surfaces above the temperature class; design of the enclosure joints must comply with the requirements of the standard; parts fitted inside an enclosure may include sparking contacts, semiconductor devices and batteries and flexible walls are not permitted. Achieving the additional IECEx ‘d’ certification provides Watlow customers a guarantee that the products they are buying are safe.
“Agency certifications, such as the Ex ‘d’ flameproof, are important achievements because certification marks are our customer’s assurances that our products meet rigorous standards for safety and reliability,” said Bob Moore, director of product management.
Watlow’s flange heaters are designed for heating liquids and gases in tanks, pressure vessels, vaporizers and similar for applications from 40 to 4,000 kilowatts. They are made with WATROD or FIREBAR tubular elements brazed or welded to a flange.
Typical applications include a variety of thermal processes in the oil, gas and power generation industries. Whenever an indirect or direct heat exchanger is needed, contact Watlow to solve your application needs.
Watlow designs and manufactures industrial heaters, temperature sensors, controllers and supporting software as well as assemblies - all of the components of a thermal system. The company partners with its customers to optimize thermal performance, decrease design time and improve efficiency of their products and applications.
Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.
Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 200 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 15 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same - to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.
For additional information call your nearest Watlow representative:
Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-681
Australia, +61 3 9335 6449 • China, +86 21 3532 8532 • France, +33 1 41 32 79 70
Germany, +49 (0) 7253-9400-0 • India, +91 40 6661 2700 • Italy, +39 (0) 2 458-8841
Japan, +81-3-3518-6630 • Korea, +82 2 2628 5770 • Malaysia, +60 3 8076 8745
Mexico, +52 (442) 217-6235 • Singapore, +65 6773 9488 • Spain, +34 91 675 1292
Taiwan, +886 7 288 5168 United Kingdom, +44 (0) 115 964 0777
For more information, contact:
NA: Jeff Melly, 314-628-4117,
EUR: Nathalie Klak, +49-7253-9400-234,
ASIA: Hazel Tan, +65-6773-9461,