At American Heating Company, we carefully design and build our tank coils to last for many years. We realize how difficult it is to get into a tank filled with fluid to repair or replace a tank heating coil and, therefore, take extra care with this important piece of equipment. Many years of design and practical operating experience go into the process and mechanical design of every tank heating coil. With the use of seamless pipe and solid helically wound fins, you can be assured that the utmost in quality goes into every design.
American Heating Company can utilize either steam or thermal fluid as the heating medium of our tank heating coils. The fluid to be heated can vary greatly from project to project and American Heating Company engineers can design tank heating coils for any of these projects, even when materials such as stainless steel must be utilized. These coils can also be designed to fit into an existing tank manway or into any specialty tank, whether it is vertical or horizontal.
Benefits of Helically Wound Tank Coils Versus a Longitudinal Tank Coils
Helically Wound Fins are the best solution in comparison to Longitudinal Fins for a variety of different reasons. Experience has shown that the horizontally installed helically wound fin tubes have two times better heat transfer than a longitudinal horizontally installed solution. Helically wound coils require only half as many coils as longitudinal coils thereby saving significant capital and installation cost. The helically wound fin design removes the “Dead Spots” that occur in a longitudinal fin which makes the helically wound coil much less likely to coke.
For an illustration of a coked longitudinal coil, please click here.
Helically Wound Tank Coils Versus Bare Pipe Tank Coils
A helically wound fin solution over a bare pipe solution has several advantages. With the helically wound coil, you have 10-12x greater surface area per foot of pipe so you need significantly less pipe to heat the tank. The other significant advantage is that at AHC we do an exact thermal calculation based on your boiler or hot oil heater to create a specific solution.
Most customers or engineering companies that use bare pipe simply put as much pipe in the bottom of the tank that they can fit which can create other issues. A coil system from AHC can save 50-75% in comparison to a bare pipe solution.
Learn more about how AHC heating coils can save 50-75% on project cost versus bare pipe!
The “Standard Heating Design” in the above attachment is an actual design from a large scale engineering firm. It is estimated to cost 75% more than the AHC solution.
Other benefits of tank coils from American Heating Company include:
- 10-12 x Surface Area
- Specific Heat Calculations
- Frees Up Bottom of Tank
- Significantly Fewer Welds Inside Tank
- Faster Installation
- Lower Installation Costs
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Find Out Why American Heating Company Tank Heating Coils are Worth the Investment!
If you’re looking to invest in high quality industrial heating equipment for your plant or facility, you’ve come to the right place. At American Heating Company, we take pride in designing and manufacturing durable thermal heating systems and hot oil heating system components for organizations and applications in a variety of industries. From tank coils and thermal fluid heaters to complete thermal fluid heating systems, we do it all.
With decades of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and resources necessary to provide your business with industrial heating solutions that will improve productivity and profitability. Our thermal fluid heating equipment is competitively priced and offers tremendous value.
Interested in learning more about how our industrial heating equipment can benefit your business? Call us today at (973) 777-0100 or contact us online to talk to our team about how American Heating Company’s Helical tank heating coils can increase your efficiency and satisfy your industrial heating needs.