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Ogden Mighty Blade HeatersThe flat shape of the Mighty-Blade provides greater surface area inch for inch of length than round elements. With the Mighty-Blade, equipment can he designed with more wattage in less linear space than with conventional elements. Or, by replacing an existing tubular heater with a Mighty-Blade of the same length, the watt density is significantly reduced. In immersion applications the narrow profile increases natural convective flow of materials being processed, resulting in lower sheath temperatures and improved heat transfer to the process. Materials being processed are less susceptible to degradation. In processes where these considerations are not as critical, watt densities can be reasonably increased. The .275" x 1" dimension creates anti-corrosion, self-cleaning effects that significantly extend the Mighty-Blade's useful life by not allowing the collection of foreign materials on the sheath. The multiple coil design permits an individual element the flexibility to be wired at the installation in single phase, three phase, three heat or dual voltage. The Mighty-Blade can be used in virtually any immersion, clamp-on, forced air or radiant heating application.
Ogden Mighty Blade Heater cross-section A typical application using a 3 tubular element immersion heater at 22 watts per square inch and a rating of 9kw has an immersed length of 47-1/2" (A). By utilizing the same spatial limits and installing a Mighty-Blade Immersion Heater, the rating, at the same 22 watts per square inch, can be increased to 13.8kw (B). In the same manner, the original 9kw item at 22 watts per square inch needs only a 31-1/2" immersion length (C). A Mighty-Blade immersion heater with the same dimensions as the tubular element heater would have a watt density of 13.9 at 9kw. Note the vertical position of the Mighty-Blade elements. As illustrated, much more wattage can be packed in the same area, the same wattage can be provided in less area, or, in the same area at the same rating, processes can be heated at significantly lower watt densities with the Mighty-Blade.
The following termination styles are available on Mighty-Blade Process Heaters. Specify the type configuration along with all specifications and application parameters when ordering. Dimensions will be provided on final design.

Fig. U is a nickel plated flag terminal projection welded at a right angle. 10-32 binding head screws provide easy side access for 3 phase operation. Fig. U includes a ceramic insulator. A nickel plated, 1/4" quick connect terminal is projection welded to element pins to provide repeated, rapid connections. Fig. X is for 2 or 3 coil internal design connected in series; Fig. Y is parallel. A ceramic insulator is required for Fig. X.
The same flag terminal design as Fig. U, Fig. V and Fig. W are for single phase operation. Fig. V is for 2 or 3 coil connection in series; Fig. W in parallel.
A standard Mighty-Blade design is with 12" TGGT leads and fiberglass sleeving for temperatures to 450°F/250°C. Specify longer length or Consult Ogden for lower or higher temperature requirements.

The unheated area from the termination end to the initial bend along with minimum dimensional requirements are primary considerations when forming a Mighty-Blade element. Parameters of the five possible types of bends are shown for use when designing a Mighty-Blade.
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  • Tolerances and Limitations:
  • Width: 1.0" + .015" -.010"
  • Thickness: .275" ±.005"
  • Minimum Sheath Length: 12"
  • Maximum Sheath Length: 180"
  • Maximum Voltage: 480
  • Maximum Amps: 40
  • Minimum Ohms/In. of EHL:
  • Mini2 coil element, .075 ohms; Mini3 coil element, .05 ohms
  • Maximum Ohms/In. of EHL:
  • Mini2 coil element, 3.5 ohms; Mini3 coil element, 2.33 ohms
  • Unheated Area Each End: 1" minimum;
  • 12" maximum Wattage: +5 -10%
  • Resistance: +10 -5% Sheath Length:
  • ±1/2% Effective Heated Length: ±1%




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