Skip to main content

White papers: Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company

Founded in 1922, Watlow strives to be the leading provider of thermal solutions for the world’s most demanding applications.

Utilising its advanced technology, leading companies apply Watlow’s thermal systems, which are ideally suited for vital applications such as clean and environmentally-friendly energy systems and processes, front-end semiconductor processing and lifesaving medical and clinical equipment. For the petrochemical and refining industry, Watlow is manufacturing high-quality heaters, sensors, controls and software for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), EPCs and end users such as refineries.


Electric process heaters and decarbonisation in hydrocarbon processing

With mounting pressure to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions and advance long-term decarbonisation goals, engineers have been exploring the potential for electric process heaters. This would allow several heating steps to be completed using ‘clean’ electricity from renewable sources.

Published on the 01 March 2023

Download now »


Understanding the Value of Arc Flash Management and Mitigation for Large Electric Process Heaters

Watlow's white paper discusses the issue of arc flash events in petrochemical, refining and hydrocarbon processing facilities, and how you can mitigate this with medium voltage process heaters.

Published on the 01 October 2022

Download now »


Electrification and medium voltage process heater systems

Decarbonisation efforts worldwide, led both by industry leaders and legislation, have increased efforts to shift fossil fuel use to renewables. One way many industrial organisations can embrace this – and already have – is by shifting process heater systems from fuel-burning to electric. Read this white paper to find out more!

Published on the 01 November 2021

Download now »


A fresh look at accelerating electrification and the role that thermal plays

The goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement are now playing out, with companies and governments making drastic changes to hit ambitious targets. While investment in clean energy is a huge part of these changes, it must go hand-in-hand with the further electrification of industrial processes. Read this white paper to find out more.

Published on the 08 June 2021

Download now »


Using Continuous Helical Flow to Reduce Fouling

Fouling is one of the costliest recurring problems in hydrocarbon processing, and hits process heaters and heat exchangers the hardest. The paper describes how helical flow technology can reduce ‘hotspots’ and dead zones that produce fouling.

Published on the 01 December 2020

Download now »

Showing 1 to 5 of 5 hydrocarbon white papers.