Quartz or PTFE, more commonly known as Teflon® coated, immersion heaters are used in acidic solution tanks. Quartz heaters can resist baths pH 0 to 9. (Exception is hyrdrofluoric acids and caustics, we sell PTFE immersion heaters for less than 9% concentration hydrofluoric acid.)
Acid tank heaters are used in nickel and chrome plating tanks, made of either quartz or PTFE.
Quartz heaters are usually built as Over The Side models depending on your metal finishing process. We can also custom make heaters for your plating needs. Quartz heaters have replaceable elements, 4 sided welded with Polypro guard and heat up to 200º F.
Teflon immersion heaters are more expensive, but the best choice for heating aqueous based chemistries. Placed in chrome plating tanks from the top either designed as L-Shape or Over-The-Side models. Fluropolymer or PTFE heaters are 3 sided welded with Polypro guards and can heat up to 200º F.
Control systems for temperature and liquid level safety sensors must be used in acid plating tanks.