Flexible silicone heaters are generally used in industrial applications in spaces too small for conventional heaters to work. The silicon they are made to allow them to be formed into pretty much any shape, and it also allows for efficient conduction of heat. In short, flexible silicon heaters are extremely useful and have myriad applications.
Benefits of Flexible Silicon Heaters
To start with flexible silicon heaters are not corroded and damaged by chemicals and moisture. They are extremely durable because of the rugged properties of silicon, a material that can be used pretty much anywhere, and are preferable to conventional heaters in almost all industrial applications.
Because they are so thin, silicon heaters warm up rapidly, so you aren’t wasting time and money waiting for the heating unit to reach the desired temperature. At the same time, silicon is a heat-resistant material, so it’s not going to catch on fire even when it’s conducting a lot of heat quickly.
In pretty much any situation, a silicon heater required to get the job done is going to be smaller, lighter, and easier to transport than a conventional heater. You may be looking at installing just a silicon-heating element that’s just a few inches wide versus a conventional heater that requires a 50-pound drum to operate effectively.
The amount of space you save with a silicon heater is often enormous, and that means that there are fewer maintenance issues down the line. If you need a heater in a hard-to-reach space, go with silicon.