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heating element

[′hēd·iŋ ‚el·ə·mənt]
(electricity)
The part of a heating appliance in which electrical energy is transformed into heat.

electric heating element

A unit consisting of an electrical resistance material, insulated supports, and terminals for connection to a source of electric power; used as a heat source.
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I am sure it would break my budget if I had to depend on the electric heating elements to heat the water.
To her surprise he informed her it was the heating element again that was faulty.
We'll show you how to test the heating elements, remove one if it's bad, and install a new one.
With its 36 employees, it supplies electrical heating elements to the industrial sector in Switzerland.
It replaces the separate coiled wire or strip heating elements and allows the new element to be sprayed directly onto the article that needs to be heated, such as the hob.
As well as being used in clean rooms, this heating element can be used for sterilizing medical equipment, purifying water and heating glass, resin and metal.
A novel solder station (called I-Con) uses a patent-pending, 150W micro heating element technology (called i-Tool) that permits performance similar to soldering irons equipped with expensive heating element cartridges.
The theory is that someone would have to come in and repair the wires and when they recharged the power to the home at some point in the future or turned on the furnace, there was going to be an ignition of the heating element, which would heat up the bottles, that would catch on fire and spread flames through the floors and walls,'' he said.
If the surrounding medium is composed of a fluid (or gas) that is flowing over the heating element, a steady state equilibrium condition will be established between the temperature of the filament and the power dissipation.
In a further development of its concept of producing customised, furnace heating systems for specific and demanding applications, Kanthal AB has launched five new grades of Kanthal Super heating elements.
The ideal heating element is engineered so that power is balanced between center and end zones to provide temperature uniformity at varied operating temperatures while reducing heat loss.
The heating element turns off immediately after the water is hot and the thermal carafe eliminates the need for an external heating element.