Cooling Tower Basin Heaters
Universal Tower Parts

If you are searching for the phrase “Basin Heaters” or “Cooling Tower Basin Heaters“, Universal Tower Parts can help! We offer cooling tower basin heaters for BAC, Evapco and Marley types of cooling towers. When you are ready to purchase cooling tower basin heaters, call Universal Tower Parts today at 602-997-0403 for a free quote or for more information. We also have a full line of basin heater control panels, standard or custom designed to fit your individual application.



Basin Heaters & Immersion Heaters


Cooling Tower Basin Heater Control Panels

Basin heaters and control panels are available in standard and optional designs to suit your needs.

What Is A Cooling Tower Basin Heater?

Cooling tower basin heaters prevent cold water basin freeze-up during winter weather. They can be used on BAC, Evapco, Marley and other manufacturers’ products. Basin heaters are UL and CSA rated. They have durable copper heating elements for long-life. The 2″ NPT connection is easy to retrofit into any cold water basin for cooling towers, closed circuit fluid coolers and evaporative condensers.

Basin heaters are used to heat many liquid substances like water, oil, chemicals and even to stabilize gas within their tanks. They are used in many industries, such as the cooling tower industry, within different liquid storing tanks, during the processing of pipes and in pressurizing the storing containers. This product is made in such a way so as to withstand almost any environment and you can make use of it either in a pure water tank or under any acidic medium.

Different Types of Basin Heaters

Different types of these heaters are extensively available which are used according to their general purpose. A few most common cooling tower basin heaters are given below:

Over the Side Basin Heaters

These are designed especially for such tanks, which do not support any heater; you have to attach the device at the side of the tank to make it work. You must put the heater down into the tank from the top and attach it to the tank wall, which once turned ON will circulate the flow of heat.

Flanged Basin Heaters

This type of heater comes with a hairpin bent tool that has to be welded at the time of installation. A wiring box is also available with the device that houses the complete heating control system along with temperature control. The most common use of this flanged immersion heater is within pressurized basins and tanks carrying a liquid element.

Threaded Basin Heaters or Screw Plug Basin Heaters

This heater can be directly welded at the side of the tank and also has a wiring box with all the controls built in. This heater not only keeps the liquid at a stable temperature but also keeps it from freezing in colder temperatures.

It doesn’t matter which type of heating device you use, it is very typical that when their life span is completed, they are likely to get burnt out. If they do burn out, there is no need to buy a new device, instead just change out the heating element and it will all be as good as new.

Basin Heater Control Panels

Basin heater control panels are used to maintain the stability and the heat transfer efficiency of the heating system to prevent issues such as overheating and chemical disintegrations of a fluid.

We design and build custom temperature control assemblies and can custom design a controller for your individual heating application. For industrial and process heating, our controllers can handle sensors, multiple zones and temperature settings.

Control methods include on/off switches, PID, self-tuned and manually tuned. This controller offers advanced control features for the most demanding temperature or process applications. Panels are completely assembled, pre-tested and pre-wired.

From a simple temperature controller, to an entire manufacturing facility, we can design and build a custom control panel for you. We can design a specialized offering of motor control panels that are custom designed for the operation of your cooling towers. These control panels are engineered and manufactured to meet the unique needs for your specific application. The use of these panels makes installation less costly, easier, and ensures greater reliability of the cooling tower system as a whole.

We Offer The Following Components In Our Control Panels:

  • Combination Temperature Controllers
  • Low Water Cutoffs
  • Contactor(s)
  • Transformers
  • Disconnect Switches
  • Fuses
  • Circuit Breakers
  • UL Listed/ CSA Approved Packages


Cooling Tower Basin Heaters By Universal Tower Parts

Do you need a free quote or are you interested in learning more? Contact us today at 602-997-0403 to learn more about the unique advantages of Universal Tower Parts cooling tower basin & immersion heaters.


Step 1

Water level must never fall below 2” above heater elements while heater is Energized.

Step 2

Probe must be positioned at least 1” above and 6” horizontally away from heater. For maximum performance, probe should be placed between 3” and 6” below water level.

Step 3

Heater must be positioned at least 2” above the basin floor to clear sludge and at least 2” inches from basin wall for good circulation. For best performance heater should be placed midway between basin curb walls.