Electric Airtorch®

Electric process-air and process-gas solutions for meeting the industrial sector’s stringent targets for zero-carbon emission and deep-decarbonization with high energy efficiency.

Airtorch Introduction (Video)

Why choose the MHI Airtorch®? (A typical comparison of Airheater products)

An Airtorch is a device that heats air and other process gases to temperatures ranging from 20°C to 500°C/600°C/700°C /800°C /900°C /1000°C /1100°C /1200°C /1300°C. This is one of the most compact decarbonization industrial heating methods with high energy efficiency. The Airtorch uses a convective system to heat the ambient air and direct it towards a surface or into a chamber. The Airtorch can be used for high-temperature industrial processes such as iron-making, cement-making, aluminum, magnesium production, general high-efficiency heating, food and liquid heating, and glass furnace decarbonization. The Airtorch can improve the efficiency of many chemicals and energy production processes. The price of an Airtorch goes up with the demand for power, temperature, and pressure ratings requested.

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Airtorch Video Introduction.

Process Gas Heater Typical Comparisons.

Users save energy, enjoy improved efficiencies (greater than 95%), completely prevent greenhouse gas emissions, and optimize their process using the touch screen or remote adjustment via ethernet by adjusting temperature and flow rate settings. Hot air production is almost instantaneous.   The Airtorch is much lower in equipment and operational costs than comparable units. Very often, life is much higher. The external controls of temperature, humidity, and other parameters make the systems customizable for specific applications.

  • Electric-powered operation for zero on-site carbon emissions and zero reliance on fossil fuels.
  • Advanced technology for high energy efficiency, resulting in cost savings and a lower environmental impact.
  • Customizable solutions to meet specific customer requirements and integrate seamlessly into existing systems.
  • It has enhanced monitoring and control features for optimized performance and maintenance.
  • Improved solutions for process enhancement with high efficiency and very attractive pressure drops.
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Cost-effective from compactness. Simple to use. Easy to install. Save energy and improve process productivity—industrial heat decarbonization.

Sizes available from 1KW, 30 KW, 60KW, 104KW, 240KW, 5MW, 7MW, 9MW, 11MW to 45 MW in a single compact unit.Multi Door Control Panels and MW Airtorch with Vert

  • Compact
  • Save substantially on electric costs
  • Very high turndown ratios
  • Ultra-low pressure drop 
  • Modular and Expandable (Ribbed Design)
  • High temperature and high-efficiency 
  • No preheating required
  • Compare energy efficiency. Efficiency improvements by innovative design, advanced patented heating materials, and the sturdiness of construction. What is the competition’s maximum flow rate for a fixed power at any temperature? MHI can sometimes even be 100% better. Why trust anything else?
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  • Unlike combustion-powered devices, the MHI Electric Airtorch® does not produce greenhouse gases (like CO2, Methane, or NOx). 
  • When converting from combustion heaters to electric heaters, a 30% energy efficiency improvement is expected. MHI Airtorch® models offer patented ultra-low pressure drops with flows that enhance relative efficiencies and low product distortion.

Electricity-powered units prevent approximately ~0.2 to 0.7 Kg/KWh of CO2 production at the Airtorch site compared to combustion units. Additional energy savings are enabled with the ultra-low pressure drop technology, which features Ultra-low pressure drops, high turndown ratios, and an outlet temperature of 20°C-1200°C. One will experience low-pressure drops in high-pressure enclosures with fully stamped ASME, UL, ATEX, and CE codes. Rapid temperature-rise units add to lower energy consumption.

Choice of shell pressure, unique construction, and ratings for even reactive and toxic gases like ammonia to mono-silane. New high-value duct modules for transforming combustion ovens to electrically powered air heating.

Ask MHI for the best warranty on heating systems. The heating element is warranted. MHI offers inline air heaters, compressed air heaters, process air heaters, jet heaters, hot temperature air heaters, comfort heating modules, and electric plenum heaters. MHI offers several models, from low KW to MW and duct heaters. MHI can provide Airtorch® units that span a wide range of flows for the same output temperature rating. Process gases include Air,  Ar (Argon), O2 (Oxygen), CO2 (carbon dioxide), sCO2, N2 (Nitrogen), Syn-Gas, CH4 (Methane or Natural Gas), H2 (Hydrogen), CO (Carbon Monoxide), H2O (Steam) and many more. Each application requires unique materials and construction build. Several specialties are patented designs that Save energy using the MHI Rib-reinforced models for high input temperature.

MHI is a known brand. MHI uses industry-tested electric control panels with a High-life warranty. Compare price, energy savings, product life, and warranty.

MHI customers are the first to be offered the most recent upgrades. The company provides a desirable NeverDown™ policy.

Energy Savings with an MHI Electric Airtorch®.

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High Outlet temperatures and low-pressure drop, high efficiency, compact, noise-free, energy-optimizing designs, quick-start, high-temperature capability. Because of their high-temperature capability, they provide a longer life at lower temperatures when compared to process gas heaters that cannot reach high temperatures. Several models are in stock, all quality-engineered and carefully manufactured. MHI has decades of electrical heating experience.

Stands are provided. Mating flanges are provided. Heat shields are provided. Compact.

The Airtorch is provided with Saddles and Mating Flanges—high-quality torispherical termination.

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What is New

New Prices. Higher temperature. More compact. Be surprised at the compact size of our MW heaters. Extremely low-pressure drop. Fibonacci heaters. Multiple third-party and approved ASME, UL, cUL, CE, and ATEX are available when required—compact Duct Heaters to 600C. 

Our competition does not typically give the type of warranties we offer.

DH model 104KW, 240KW, 5MW, 7MW, 9MW, 11MW. The unit below is 100 KW ~12″ long with a 0.1 psi pressure drop.

 Extremely compact. Extremely efficient. Very low-pressure drop. 320 KW.   Easy to install in a duct. Ultra-low pressure drop.

18 Bar

6 Bar-240 Bar

Saddles are provided, as well as blind flanges

One-year warranty on heaters (Information)

MW control Panels for Heaters

MW Panels

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  Large MW Airtorch

Airtorch® Models are used in Heat treatment, Drying, Heating, Coating, Packaging, Furnace pre-heating, Engine Test Stands, Combustion Studies, Fuel and Petrochemical  Sectors, Sea Water Rigs, Power Generation, and Chemical Industries.

Why are the MHI Airtorch models efficient? Prices scale with power, temperature, and pressure. Please discuss your best value with MHI, 

The following classes are available:

New:  Inline-Airtorch® models for process heat are now offered with inputs of up to 20 °C to 550 °C into the Airtorch®. The output is up to 1200°C (~2150°F).

Please contact MHI for Airtorch® and Airtorch®-recuperation uses. Smart Recuperators.

Typical applications from Simulation, Chemical Reactions, Heating Reactions, Drying, and many more.

Simple 5-step selection guide and flow as a function of temperature for various models.

Energy efficiency and uniformity of impinged surfaces.

Airtorch Manifolds and Connectors (an MHI specialty)

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VTA

GTA

GTA for Syngas

GTA

MTA-MVTA-GTA ( up to 15Kw) 

High Pressure High Temperature Airtorch

Electric Process Gas Heater

LargeFlow MVTA

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Compact GTA-KW-70BAR

GTA 180 Bar

for Ammonia and S-CO2

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*Unit Life and Safety: MVTA units provide forgiveness for temperature exposures beyond their rated capacity by an extra 100°C.

High Power MVTA or High-Pressure GTA.

The typical Airtorch® model output is up to 1200°C (~2150°F), depending on its rating. They offer high flexibility and good control of process heaters.  Room temperature is assumed as 25°C for standard input in most models – whereas the (HI) models allow even a 600°C input.   Single Phase Power to Three Phase Choose from 1KW, 3 KW, 4 KW, 12 KW, 24KW, 36KW, 60KW, 120KW, 144 KW, 180KW, 216 KW, 300KW,400KW, 1 MW, 2.2 MW, 4 MW and higher.  Choice of pressure vessels.  Plugin Voltages 120V, 240V, 380V, 400V, 440V, 480V, 600V.

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Temperature Lower Power (1-12 kW) High Power (36-600 kW)
600-900°C LTA, VTAMTA925 MVTA-900-(DNA) Models
900-1000°C

1000-1100°C

MVTA-900-(DNA) Models MVTA-1000-(DNA) Models

MVTA-DPF(DNA) Models

1200°C/1300°C DPF Models

V-DPF, DPF and GDPF

1200°C/1300°C
High Pressure Enclosures (GTA, GVTA) Up to 1200°C

Introduction to Airtorch® | Airtorch® Applications | Calculating Power vs. Flow Rate | Easy Design Criterion

Properties of Gases & Moist Air with Temperature.   Why conserve energy?

Hydrogen Heater

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Very High Temperature

Operating Temperatures to 1200°C/~2150°F. DPF models can take fan or blower input and a compressed air/gas input.

Important volumetric conversion.[ 1 m³ = 35.315 ft³ ]

MHI special technologies allow for the following:

  • Incredible Warranty.
  • Inlet temperatures can be high on specific models of MVTA.
  • Pressure drop: Very Low. MHI offers DirectFlow™ Airtorch.
  • We use our combined thermal knowledge across diverse equipment offerings to optimize and provide low-friction Airtorch systems.
  • Quick Selection Guide: If the flow rate is 2-40 scfm, please choose MTA, VTA, or LTA models or the MVTA925 models with flanges. If the flow exceeds 40 scfm, please select from the highly energy-efficient MVTA models.
  • If the temperature required is above 1100°C, please choose the DPF models.
  • When comparing Airtorch heating to other methods, please note that the MHI Airtorch systems do not produce appreciable sound.

Quick Units-Conversion : (800°C=1472°F) (925°C=1697°F) (1000°C=1832°F), (1100°C=2012°F) (5 Bar=0.5 Mpa)

Need higher temperatures? Please don’t hesitate to give us a call or contact us. The required kW depends on the exit gas temperature from the Airtorch™ models and the flow volume needed. Please use the Easy Design Criterion or this formula to calculate the approximate temperature vs. flow rate for a fixed power for an Airtorch™ model number. MHI also provides flow rate vs. temperature for TA and DPF models—request Graphs.

Allowed Air/Gas Inputs: Air/Gas from the compressor, blower, or fan may be attached (varies by model). Depending on the model, input such as Gas Cylinders, Compressors, Blowers, and fans may be used. Some Airtorch® models also accept high-temperature feed gas as an input. The Airtorch® models are highly efficient electric process heaters (inline, cross line, and independently standing models are offered). DPF models have very low-pressure drops associated with them.

Airtorch Operation: The flow rate and temperature are connected. The heater cannot go beyond its rated temperature or power. The thermocouple is integral to the heater. The principle of an air/gas heater is for flowing gas to heat within the residence time of the heater/configuration. The flow temperature curve is given on the Power Vs. Flow Calculator. This is shown for air and can easily be converted for different gasses and supercritical CO2  (sCO2) recuperators for a Brayton cycle demonstration.

Flow Rate is Important: If using a blower or fan, the airflow will be controlled by the fan’s or blower’s characteristics. Fans are employed when the system’s pressure drop is no greater than approximately 50 in. w.c. (50 in. w.c./inches of H20 is approximately 1.8psi.) This condition remains true even when the fan outputs large CFM values. Blowers are considered in circumstances where more significant pressure drops are present.

Every MHI Airtorch has a maximum power rating, temperature, and pressure rating (if rated to higher than one atmospheric pressure, i.e., the GTA models). Please follow the curve on the Easy Design Criterion while operating safely within the device ratings. The power should be fixed close to the rated capacity. Please maintain a low flow cutoff sensor if used close to the highest-rated temperature. Please observe limits with care. MHI Airtorch models have multiple control and safety thermocouples and other safety devices.

Whether to use a Compressor or Blower? Ans: The Airtorch units accept all types of inputs. Please contact MHI to check whether a particular blower or fan is suitable. The most crucial issue is not falling below the minimum SCFM rating or temperature for the maximum rated power. Fans are employed when the system’s pressure drop is no greater than approximately 10-50 in. w.c.

The MHI Airtorch uses are in  Industrial Equipment, Combustion Simulation, Test Beds, sCO2 heating simulation-power cycles, CO2 heating even for chemicals even to make carbon nitrides, CO heating for clean reduction, clean method of waste to fuel including integration with modern high quality steam,  Lab and Analytical Equipment Medical Equipment, Military and Defense, Urban decarbonization, rural decarbonization, decarbonize port cities, Rubber and Plastics, Pharmaceutical,  Pharmaceutical Equipment, Transportation, Water and Waste Water, Clean=up of dirty sites for example in fisheries,  Commercial, Adhesive Activation, Food Service Process Heat, Chemical Reactions, Laboratory,  de-soldering Heat Staking,  Melting, Energy Processes, Climate safe benefit, Energy, Soldering, Welding- Brazing, Weld preheat, Semiconductor, Medical, Preheating Gasses High speed heat shrink, Curing adhesives, Hot Air Processor, Powder drying and high temperature high velocity regime, Automotive, Packaging & Sterilization, Paper/Printing, Bio-Fuels, Digestion, Semiconductor processing, Soldering/Brazing, Textiles, Semiconductor, Energy Processes, Nuclear, Bio, Diesel, CyanoCarbons and Oxides, Process heater, gas heater, powder, gas pre-heater, air-pre-heater, supplemental heater and many other process heating applications.

MHI Airtorch® products are used as components in a product for chemical processes, thermal energy storage systems, and various other applications. The Airtorch® product reduces climate risk, accelerates energy transitions, and increases health security. Use for flow simulation, whether combustion or high temperature, wafer processing, metal finishing, Solvent drying, or fertilizer drying such as ammonium sulfate, steam, air hybrid process heaters, Flow Air Heating, preheating, Hot Air Processor, Shrink Fitting, Synthetic Fabric Sewing. Pressure vessel, simulation, Baking, Laminating, Mold and Curing for many sectors, Drying and Vulcanization temperature control,  Metal Working, Packaging, Plastic Welding, Sealing, Soldering and Brazing, Inline heaters, Compact heaters, Parts cleaning, Biomass extraction, Bio- reclamation, Photo-resist material, Semiconductor processing equipment, Supercritical fluid heating, Ore processing, drying and calcination, Solvent replacement, Testbeds, Life Sciences, Air, Steam, sCO2, Photovoltaic, Semiconductor processing, Curing and Drying, Electronics, Efficient Heat Shrinking, Thermoforming/Sealing […]

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Applications of Airtorch Convective Heating Products:

Agriculture, Thermal Storage, High-density Heating, Aerospace, Hospitality, Automotive, Packing Industries, Oil and Gas, Footwear, Planting, Blow Molding, Degreasing, Power Generation, Shipping, Transportation, Coating, Household Appliance,  Marine, Plastic & Rubber Processing Machinery, Chemical And Petro-Chemical, Die Platen Injection Heating, HVAC Air Heating and Sealing Bars, Furnace and Ovens, Hot Plates, Molds, Baking Incubators Food Warmers, Textile Pulp And Paper Water And Wastewater, Management Laboratory Equipment, Medical & Laboratory Apparatus, Heat Treatment.