A pitot is a tube outside an aircraft designed to give the pilots accurate readings on their instruments. It is very important as it keeps the pilots informed on the status of their instruments. However, this tube can freeze up, especially when water or ice starts to form on the wings, messing with the function of this tube.
This is why there is a heater for the pitot tube. This heater can be turned on by the pilot to keep the hole of the tube open and functioning properly. If it malfunctions or doesn’t work, this could spell death to the passengers onboard.
Thus, you need to ensure that you have the best pitot tube heater on the market. An excellent place to find one is at Rama Corporation, where we work with our team of Engineers to develop safe and reliable pitot tube heaters for both small and commercial aircrafts. These heaters are the lifeline of the plane and should be checked regularly to ensure they are working properly, as is done with all aircraft components.
Taking care of your pitot tube heater
Pitot tubes are essential for pilots flying at night or in a cloud as they measure the speed and altitude at which the pilot is flying at. Because of this importance, it is recommended that the heating element be changed often to ensure proper functioning. This is because conditions such as fog, ice, and snow in cold temperatures can really affect the readings of the pitot tube. So it’s important to ensure that this tube stays clear of ice just in case a situation arises where you need an accurate assessment of your instruments when flying.
Pitot heaters proudly made in the US
Rama Corporation has been around since 1947. Having been around for more than 70 years, we know more than a thing or two about heating systems and elements. We are always working to improve our heaters, and as we have grown and expanded our operations, we’ve added other heaters (including custom ones) to the product line.
Rama Corporation believes in quality, and that is why all of our products are made right here in the US. This allows us to have better quality control and better shipping as well.
We manufacture all of the following: Band and Strip Heaters, Cartridge Heaters, Coiled Nozzle Heaters, Flexible Heaters, Immersion Heaters, Multicell Heaters, PVC Heaters, Thermocouples, Tubular Heaters, and Specialty Heaters.