Thermal Fluid Heater Maintenance Tips: How To Keep Your Equipment Up & Running

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It’s every facility manager’s goal to keep things in the plant running smoothly at all times. In order to achieve this, routine thermal fluid heater maintenance is key.

Regularly inspecting plant equipment and promptly servicing machinery whenever necessary is one of the most important things a facility or plant manager can do. So what does that entail?

Here are a few items you should be incorporating into your typical maintenance protocol if your industrial heating system includes a thermal fluid heater.

Maintenance for Industrial Thermal Fluid Heaters

Yearly Inspection

At least once a year, you should have your thermal fluid heater inspected by a professional. Hire a licensed boiler technician to visit your site and thoroughly inspect the unit. You should also have a burner specialist inspect and tune the burner to make sure everything is in working order.

Insulation Check

Efficient thermal fluid heaters must be well insulated to operate effectively. Your heater’s insulation should be checked regularly to ensure it is still in place and in good condition.

Piping Check

Thermal fluid systems are typically composed of a significant amount of piping. Your system’s pipes should be regularly inspected for weak spots, leaks or any other flaws that might indicate replacement or repair is necessary.

Routine Visual Inspections

Visually inspecting your facility’s thermal fluid heating system on a regular basis is an easy way you can keep an eye out for any issues that might crop up. Familiarizing yourself with the heater’s features and performing a routine visual inspection of the exterior of the heater, keeping an eye out for hot spots, can help you identify potential problems and address them before they require large scale repair.

When Problems Arise Despite Routine Thermal Fluid Heater Maintenance and Inspections

For the most part, no matter who you buy a thermal fluid heater or heating system from, the routine maintenance and regular inspection protocol will be essentially the same.

The difference in heaters – and in manufacturers – becomes much more evident when problems arise and heater repairs or service are necessary.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to resolving problems that arise with thermal fluid heaters:

If you are looking to invest in a new thermal fluid heating system that requires minimal maintenance, be sure to keep American Heating Company in mind. Our industrial thermal fluid heaters are built using an innovative serpentine coil design that is efficient, durable and ideal for use in a variety of industries.

We pride ourselves on designing and manufacturing high quality systems that require minimal maintenance and repair. We build some of the longest lasting equipment in the industry.

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