The higher temperature of 1,100 °C (2,012 °F) facilitates more rigorous testing of new materials used in increasingly compact engine designs. By using electrical power instead of burner technology, the Kanthal flow heater complies with future regulations for workplace health and safety and environmental sustainability, and raises accuracy of test conditions to new levels.
“Some countries, such as Austria for example, have prohibited CO2 and NOX emissions output in automotive testing and other countries will most likely follow. This electrical heating solution matches the load capacity and performance of burners and is a pollution-free alternative,” Mann explains.
(Source: Sandvik Materials Technology)