An electric air-heating solutions company needed a quick thermal management solution to prevent overheating of the air heater element used in its flanged inline heaters. Employed in industrial processing and research and development settings, the heaters are built to handle a range of demanding process heat applications.

The company partnered with Exergen Global, and together they designed a thermal management solution that would measure the heating element temperature, during operation, in real time. They used an adjustable version of Exergen’s Model IRt/c attached to a custom control card with programmed logic. The noncontact temperature sensor satisfies the goal of maintaining safe operating heating element temperatures in real time, according to the companies.