Here we can discuss the proper application of electric immersion heaters, the proper safety devices, and the do’s and don’ts. Trouble shooting and other related issues around the plating shop and metal coating processing.
A thermocouple is a sensor that’s used to measure temperature, (it's like a thermometer). It comprises two wire legs that are made from different metals. The wire legs create a junction at one end which then the metal connection is monitored for voltage...Read More
Recently I talked to a customer about his process tank leaking. This is no small tank... no sir. This is 8000 gallon of sodium dichromate. Well this is a 26-foot-long tank x 5 wide x 8 deep. Probably 20+ years old. At the time of construction, it...Read More
We want to set up an immersion heater for a DI water tank. Nothing big, by that I mean, not 20 feet long, 5 feet wide and 7 feet, the cleaning tank is just 36” x 30” x 36” deep. This is not a plating tank. Simple little deionized cleaner tank ...Read More
Heat is energy and heat can affect molecules, recall Bill Nye the Science Guy (you dont need to sing along to his music videos). Now everyting is made up of molecules. Air, water, walls, tanks, and metal are all particles where heat can be transferred or lost. There are 3 types of heat transfer...Read More
Back in the 1970's, when I was selling electric immersion heaters and liquid level controls, there was not much on safety. The best plating tank available was old rubber battery casings, left over from some type of military requirement.Read More
Electroless nickel is and any electricity is not good, with the exceptions in instances where I have seen a ½ volt put on the parts trees to spark them off.Read More