Thermal fluid heaters, also referred to as hot oil heaters, are industrial heating systems in which a special heat-transfer liquid is recirculated by a pump through a fired heat exchanger. Thermal fluid heaters are used in industrial processes requiring high efficiency and accurate temperature control ranging between 300 °F and 750° F. These heaters operate in a closed-loop circulation system under minimal pressure.
The uses of thermal fluid heaters include food, plastic, and chemical processing, as well as pharmaceutical and biofuel production. Offering a range of unique benefits, these heaters can function at high temperatures for extended periods, resist scale formation and corrosion, and allow for automatic operation. Their sturdy design ensures long operating life which minimizes the risk of costly downtime.
Key Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Thermal Fluid Heater
There are several important factors to keep in mind when deciding on a specific thermal fluid heating system. Users should carefully consider the specific application at hand and design parameters, installation requirements, space restrictions, maintenance requirements, costs versus budget, and fuel efficiency.