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vapour phase oven

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#44306

vapour phase oven | 3 October, 2006

Hi guys,

Our vapour phase oven is taking too long to heat up about 15 mins/cycle. Normally its 5 to 6 mins. 2 reasons why. 1.using 10 amp power board 2.heating element not working properly. before i set up a 15 amp outlet i want to know first if my element is working 100% .How do i test if my element is working 100%? any tools required?

Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks

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#44309

vapour phase oven | 4 October, 2006

you should be able to work out the resistance of the heater element from the power rating (watts), and the Voltage its working at. then measure the resistance of the element and see if your anywhere near.

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#44310

vapour phase oven | 4 October, 2006

Ps the above answer was to test if the element is failing, if you think the element is not working due to the current supply being limited you can carry out the same calculations but work out the current required then put an ammeter in series with the ement and see what its drawing.

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