OEM Water Heating Elements

– Millions Made Every Year


We are pleased to offer the most reliable water heating elements at the best value available for the Home Appliance market including our line of water heating elements which provide the highest performing and safest solution on the market for either pressurized or non-pressurized water storage tanks. Our elements are safety certified with the following agencies: UL File E65554 and CSA file LR48791.

Our elements consist of a tubular heater formed into the correct diameter, shape, and size based on the storage tank mechanical element area. There are a variety of sheath materials such as InColoy 840 the industry standard as well as InColoy 800, InConnell 600, Copper, and Titanium that are available upon request.

There are many varieties of designs available for the water heater group of heaters. For a brief and not exhaustive listing of the types of water heaters we offer please see the following UL recognized catalog numbers of water heater designs to order from such as: SG, SGB, SGS, FTG, TG, LS, SGW, and TGW. For reference the abbreviation of NPSM is for National Pipe Straight Thread and abbreviation of NPT is National Pipe Thread. Please see the below notes for the definitions of each of the catalog numbers.

SG – screw plug made from cold rolled steel material typically used for one-inch NPSM plugs

SGB - screw plug made from brass material typically used for one-inch NPT plugs

SGS - screw plug made from stainless steel material used for a variety of plugs

FTG – recessed square flange made from cold rolled steel material

TG – standard square flange made from cold rolled steel material

LS – recessed flange non-square made from cold rolled steel material

SGW – screw plug made from varies materials used with the “water wizard” heater

TGW – square flange made from cold rolled steel material used with the “water wizard” heater

Each of these catalog numbered types of water heaters there are two main groups of design that will determine the dimensions and the shape of the water heater. The two main groups are low watt density and high watt density. For the shape of the water heater there is either a hair pin shape (two legs) or a fold back shape (four legs).

On our heaters we typically design to be within a tolerance range of a watt density with a value of two hundred on the water heater sheath. Depending on the wattage requirements and the immersion length requirements the heater will fall into either the low watt density or high watt density group.

For special voltage requirements we offer the water heaters with the following list of voltages to satisfy your needs: 208V, 220V, 240V, 480V, 575V, and 600V.

In addition, we offer accessories sold separately to accompany the water heater group as needed for the consumer. These accessories include conversion mounting kits, brackets, specialty gaskets, replacement gaskets, and the useful screw plug to flange adapting hardware which allows for a standard one inch NPSM threaded screw plug type heater to be installed into a two and one-half inch bolt hole pattern square flange for storage tanks that required a square flange.

Our elements can be ordered in several different varieties depending on what you require such as in bulk and individually boxed.

In addition, we offer replacement water heater elements that can be ordered for a just like fit solution for older elements that need updating.

Backer-Springfield is a manufacturer of high-quality heating products and, as such, we are only setup to sell to resellers and O.E.M. manufacturers. We are unable to fulfill requests direct from consumers. If you are a consumer seeking a replacement element for your appliance, please contact the manufacturer of your appliance or your local professional service technician for information on the required heating element(s).

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