Don't be a Risk Taker

Puskar, John. R.
August 2011
Process Heating;Aug2011, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p18
The article offers information on accident prevention from explosions related to electric tank heaters for oil, natural gas and produced water. It states that the heat is caused due to the resistance of electric current by coil, wire or other elements. It also informs about several strategies that reduce the accident from electric heaters which include purchase of electric heaters with verified watt density and maximum temperature and use of controllers.


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