Custom Designed, Insulated Heating Jackets offer an elegant, efficient way to apply heat onto specific shapes, using low watt density, efficient direct heat transfer. Often, efficiency is 50% or more less energy required than using traditional band or strip heaters.
Shaped Heating Jackets may be built small or large, in many different geometries. But all Shaped Heating Jackets, whether tubular, rectangular, elbow, spherical or combination shape, start with an inner fabric liner and HTS/Amptek knitted heat tape element.
Once the liner with the element has been constructed, often with necessary cutouts for penetrations and obstructions, insulation thickness is applied. The outer cover is designed to include closure methods such as flaps and straps.
The materials of construction depend upon the temperature and environment of use. Below 500° F choices can include materials such as Teflon and Silicone, which provide durability and some moisture protection. High-temperature Jackets are constructed of safe fiberglass based fabrics with Fiberglass or Ceramic insulations.