US Patent No. 10,560,984

INDUCTIVE HEATER FOR FLUIDS


Patent No. 10,560,984
Issue Date February 11, 2020
Title Inductive Heater For Fluids
Inventorship Michael Hoffman, Foley, AL (US)
Shuping Wang, Minneapolis, MI (US)
Anthony S. Deese, Trenton, NJ (US)
Assignee HYDRA HEATING INDUSTRIES, LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,560,984

1. An inductive heating system, comprising:an entrance pipe;
a plurality of manifold pipes;
a manifold plate, the manifold plate being attached to the entrance pipe and the plurality of manifold pipes;
an inductive coil around the plurality of manifold pipes;
a control circuit, the control circuit being electrically coupled to the inductive coil and to a power supply to inductively heat the plurality of manifold pipes using the inductive coil, wherein the control circuit measures a temperature using a thermocouple and controls the inductive coil to maintain the temperature below a predefined threshold temperature;
a housing that surrounds at least a portion of the inductive coil, wherein the housing is filled with a heat exchange fluid; and
a pre-heater that is in fluid connection with the housing, wherein the pre-heater exchanges heat with the inductive coil and uses the heat to pre-heat the entrance pipe.