Metal Sheath Elements

Argus Heating design, manufacture and distribute metal sheath elements to suit your specific requirements.

We hold a range of sizes, materials and terminals in stock, allowing Argus Heating to design an element to suit almost any application with a relatively short lead time.

Features

  • ‍Custom design and bend formations available to suit your application, to replicate an existing design or repair a faulty element.  
  • Heat wire spiral and cold length designed to match application.  
  • Sheath can be protected from atmospheric corrosion and mechanical abuse.
  • Silicone resin or epoxy resin seal options available for moisture proofing the elements.
  • Various termination options available including stud, plain pin, quick connect, lead-wire, bulkhead fitting, locator washer etc.  
  • Available with or without a custom mounting bracket.

Construction

  • ‍Sheath can be manufactured in copper, stainless steel, Incoloy®, or titanium.
  • The sheath surrounds a helical coil of nickel-chrome resistance wire, centred and tightly compacted by an electrical insulator and heat transfer medium of magnesium oxide.
  • Argus Heating typically use Incoloy® for 6.7mm diameter, titanium for 8mm diameter, and Incoloy® 800 or Incoloy® 840 for 11mm diameter.

Applications

  • Radiant heating
  • Convection heating
  • Water heating
  • Steam generation
  • Immersion heating
  • Process heating
  • Ovens
  • Platens
  • Seal bars
  • Defrost elements
  • Load resistors
  • Heat transfer oil heating
Also known as tubular heaters, metal sheath elements are available in a range of sizes, materials and terminals. We can design an element to suit any application.