Chapter 4

Electric Heating


After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • know the requirements of heating elements

  • understand the causes of the failure of heating elements

  • understand the different methods of electrical welding

4.1 Introduction

Heat plays a major role in everyday life. All heating requirements in domestic purposes such as cooking, room heater, immersion water heaters, and electric toasters and also in industrial purposes such as welding, melting of metals, tempering, hardening, and drying can be met easily by electric heating, over the other forms of conventional heating. Heat and electricity are interchangeable. Heat also can be produced by passing the current through material to be heated. This is called ...

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