Induction heating is commonly used in industrial metal-working processes, plastic extrusion machines as well as in domestic cooker hobs. It combines rapid heating, high temperatures and the ability to heat through thermal insulation.
Induction heating is effective for most electrically conductive materials such as insulated vessels or pipes but it is most effective for materials with a high magnetic loss. Induction heating is of particular use when very high heating rates and power density is needed.
C-Tech have designed and supplied both continuous and batch induction heating systems.
We have built systems for a range of industrial applications, including:
- Food manufacturing
- Fine chemical and hydrogenation
- Oil applications
- Petrochemical applications
Examples of specific applications for induction heating include:
- Heating of catalyst beds
- Heating of reactor vessels for batch reactions
- Heating of reactors in continuous systems
- Food processing system with inductively heated energy transfer medium
To design novel processing technologies for clients with full system design, development and integration of the induction heating system.
We create a solution tailored to your specific needs and carry out proof-of-concept work followed by design and build of a system that can be integrated into your process.
High Heating Rates
Induction heating can generate very high rates of heating for metallic and electromagnetically susceptible materials. Very high powers can be targeted and delivered into a small volume of material.
Very high temperatures can be reached, far in excess of what is possible by means of conduction and convection heating.
Excellent Transfer Efficiencies
Excellent energy transfer efficiencies are achievable when compared to conventional conduction or convection heating.
Heating through Intermediate Materials
Materials can be heated through intermediate thermal and electrical insulation materials, within vessels and by non-contact means.