immersion heater


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immersion heater

[ə′mər·zhən ‚hēd·ər]
(electricity)
An electric device for heating a liquid by direct immersion in the liquid.

immersion heater

A heater in which the electric heating element, submerged in a water tank, is controlled by a thermostat built into the tank or in contact with the water.
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The places to look out for this are the heating elements of washing machines and dishwashers and the insides of electrically-heated immersion heaters, instantaneous water heaters and electric showers.
An earlier hearing of the inquest was told Miss Shaw was electrocuted when an immersion heater overheated, causing water to overflow, and flooding a cupboard containing electrical contacts and piping.
The firm, set up in 1887, first became famous for inventing the Willis immersion heater - which was a feature of almost every Northern Ireland household in the 1960s and 1970s.
A leaky immersion heater flooded most of the Grand Central student flats in the city centre.
Mr Belcher, aged 41, said: "The fire started in the immersion heater.
Standard catalog tubular heater elements, immersion heater and circulation heater assemblies can be shipped same day, or within a 2 to 5 day window, depending on design, optional configurations, and quantity ordered.
As a compromise I have decided to put the immersion heater on from time to time.
Domestic hot water systems which may be affected include a fixed all-electric or part electric immersion heater in conjunction with a plastic cold water storage cistern or tank located in the roof space.
The Journal homemaker: Three-bedroom link villa in Brunswick Green, Wideopen, with hall, fitted wardrobes, kitchen/ dinette with breakfast bar and teak-finish units, plumbed for automatic washer, fully-tiled bathroom, airing cupboard with immersion heater, gardens and detached garage, invites offers of around pounds 16,950.
A defective immersion heater had caused overheated water to flood an insufficiently supported tank which collapsed, the Helston inquest heard.
The only difference between now and the day it was built is THAT I have a gas fire in the living room instead of a coal fire and an immersion heater instead of a boiler behind the coal fire.