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What is a catalytic heater and how does it work?
What is a catalytic heater and how does it work? IMAC Systems, one of Linc Energy Systems’ fine principals has recently introduced a new product, the Thermcat Catalytic Heater. Catalytic heaters have been recognized as a reliable, efficient, and safe way to introduce flameless explosion-proof heat to various applications within the natural gas and oil industries.
What is a catalytic heater?
A catalytic heater is a flameless heat source that uses chemical reactions to break down molecules and produce heat. In the presence of a catalyst which is within the heater, counter current combustion or catalytic combustion occurs when natural gas (or liquid propane gas) in the presence of oxygen creates carbon dioxide, water and heat. In this situation the ignition temperature of natural gas occurs at substantially lower temperatures, therefore no flame is involved in the combustion process and far infrared wave emitters are created, producing radiant heat. Once the oxidation begins, the reaction and heating continues until either the oxygen or fuel source is eliminated. The thermal efficiency of catalytic heating is also significantly higher than conventional heating.
Applications and Industries Served
Gas meters, chokes orifice taps and valves
Regulators and control valves
Gas wellhead heaters
Instrumentation and enclosures
Pipeline heaters, space hearers
Compressor Gas Preheat
Linc Energy Systems is a manufacturers’ representative and distributor, offering IMAC Systems products such as the Thermcat Catalytic Heater. If you would like more information regarding this new product offering, call us at 303-697-6701 or request a quote now. You can also visit catalytic heater.