[Question] What material is better for the electric heating element for heating water?
The material selection of the electric heating element for heating water is mainly divided according to the water quality.
The more commonly used material is stainless steel 304, which can be used to heat ordinary tap water, softened water, distilled water, etc.;
For drinking water, medical/chemical process water, the material of heating element is usually stainless steel 304 or stainless steel 316;
Sewage, wastewater, and groundwater are harder and more impurity water is heated. The heating element is usually made of stainless steel 316;
For corrosive water bodies, the heating element is usually made of stainless steel 316 material + anti-scaling coating;
Titanium heating element are usually used to heat seawater;
So for different water quality, the choice of heating element material is also different!