gtex explosion-proof heating system for tank containers
Our gtex & gtexHP system series are electrical heating systems specially designed for ATEX or IECEx hazardous areas. Their operating principle is similar to that of the gflex system series, with the difference that the complete system is designed according to special ATEX and IECEx regulations. gtex & gtexHP are compatible with almost all tank containers on the market – also for retrofitting. Modular in design, the result of each system is an individual and also maintenance-friendly design with many expansion options.
The systems of the explosion-proof series temper the tank contents indirectly via the outer wall of the container. For this purpose, the circulation pump conveys a heat transfer medium in a closed circuit through the half-pipes, which are normally used for steam heating. The heat transfer fluid is a food-sanitary glycol-water mixture. The electric heater installed in our system is part of the closed circuit.
In heating mode, the electric heater integrated in the system heats the heating medium. The heating of the heat transfer fluid is carried out according to the principle of a continuous flow heater, thereby it is strictly separated in terms of material from the customer’s product. The power supply for the system is provided by a special 380-440V ATEX CEE plug according to industrial standards. Heating is fully automatic. The flow temperature at which the heat transfer medium enters the container’s pipe circuit can be set with high precision. This means that even very temperature-sensitive products are protected from quality losses due to too high contact temperatures.
gtex is the standard version of the system series. Therefore, it is equipped with the above-described features of an explosion proof system. The system series is fitted with fewer basic equipment than the gflex series.