A pitot is a tube on the outside of an aircraft. It is designed to give the pilots accurate readings on their instruments. This is a specially designed tube that is very important to keep the pilots informed on all the information that it gathers. However, this tube can freeze up. When water or ice starts to form on the wings, it can mess with the function of this tube, which is why there is a heater for the pitot tube. This heater can be turned on by the pilots in order to keep the hole of the pitot tube open and functioning properly. If this heater malfunctions or doesn’t work this could be death to the passengers onboard.
With such a horrible outcome you need to ensure you have the very best pitot tube heater available on the market. We work with our team of Engineers to develop a safe and reliable pitot tube heater for small aircraft as well as commercial aircraft. These heaters are the lifeline of the aircraft and should be checked regularly to ensure they are working properly, as is done with all aircraft components.
Pitot tubes are essential for pilots that are flying at night or in a cloud as they measure the speed and altitude that the pilot is flying at. Because of its importance, it is recommended that the heating element is changed often to ensure proper functioning. Conditions such as fog, ice, and snow in cooler temperatures can really have an effect on the readings of the pitot tube. And, there is a secondary, typically, to ensure that this tube stays clear of ice just in case. The job of these heaters is very important and so they should be treated as such as well.
Rama Corporation has been around since 1947, we know a thing or two about heating systems and elements. We have worked over the 70 years to improve our heaters. As we have grown and expanded we add other heaters to the product line as well as add custom heaters. We believe in quality and that is why all of our products are made right here in the US. We believe this allows us for better quality control and better shipping as well. If you have a concern for a heating element or customized heater we can help. Our dedicated team of customer service experts are here and ready to answer any questions or concerns you might have.