Applied Energy Systems (AES) of Malvern, PA, USA, a supplier of high and ultra high purity gas systems, services, and solutions, has introduced an updated design for its heater blanket for use with SEMI-GAS and VERSA-GAS source systems supporting liquefied gas delivery. New features have been added to the standard design to improve the product’s safety and performance in vaporizing liquefied gases to achieve high, sustainable flow rates, says the firm.
The updated UL labeled heater blanket is compatible with source products from both of AES’ gas delivery equipment brands, including VERSA-GAS vSource, and vBulk gas cabinets, gas panels, and rack mount systems, and SEMI-GAS lines of Centurion gas cabinets, Decaturion wall mount systems, Megaturion bulk gas systems, and Xturion custom solutions.
The new design for a standard (9” diameter x 51” high) cylinder includes:
- A silver, silicone coated fiberglass exterior and ¼” thick needled fiberglass insulation for a thicker, more robust and rigid construction and increased durability.
- Wattage density of 1.16 watts per square inch up to 760 watts at 240 VAC.
- A 24” heated zone at the base of the cylinder to maximize efficiency and optimize gas usage.
- A cinch drawstring and insulation zone at the top of the heater blanket to minimize heat loss.
- 8 straps and 8 quick disconnect buckles, with double straps at the heated zone, to ensure constant, secure contact with the gas cylinder.
- Six manual, resettable thermostats to monitor heat distribution. If the maximum temperature is reached, the electric current will be interrupted to allow the blanket to cool down.
- (2) K-type thermocouples for temperature monitoring and control.
“The updated heater blanket provides our customers with new value-added features to optimize high-volume flow rate performance for low vapor pressure gases, while ensuring safety,” said Jim Murphy, general manager of Applied Energy Systems. “Our team of engineers added practical upgrades to evolve this product in ways that best suit our customers’ real-world environments and that meet the distinct operational requirements of dealing with liquefied gases.”