Tank heating coils are a key component of thermal fluid heating systems. These coils are used to heat and regulate the temperature of tanks filled with stored materials in dozens of industries, including asphalt, chemical, refining, biofuels blending and more.
Because they play a crucial role in the heating and maintenance of large quantities of material, tank heating coils must be designed to be durable, reliable, and efficient.
Whether made with carbon steel or 316L stainless steel, 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, our tank coils are built for peak performance and designed to last for decades.
Custom Tank Heating Coil Solutions to Meet Your Facility’s Needs
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. If you have a need, our team of engineers can work with you to design a coil that meets your requirements – and exceeds your expectations!
Helically Wound Tank Coils Versus Longitudinal Tank Coils
While there are many ways a tank coil can be built, experience has proven that in most scenarios tank coils with helically wound fins are the best way to go. Longitudinal fins are an alternative option, but they tend to fall short of their helical coil counterparts in a number of ways.
Helical tank coil benefits include:
Better Heat Transfer
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.
A helically wound fin design removes the ‘dead spots’ that occur in a longitudinal fin. This makes helically wound coils much less likely to coke.
Helically Wound Tank Heating Coils Versus Bare Pipe Coils
With both bare pipe and helically wound coils as options, how do you choose? Your decision really depends on your application, preference, and budget.
Bare pipe coils are often less of an investment and are better for highly viscous products where fouling may be a concern.
Helically wound coils are more efficient with up to 12x greater surface area. Greater heat transfer means significantly less pipe is needed to heat the tank. This can save you money and installation time.
Whichever you choose, be assured that our coils are built with quality and longevity in mind. Our team of engineers can help you determine which is a better option for your application and size the coils to specific meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more and get the conversation started.
For More Information About Tank Heating Coils:
Be sure to check out our tank heating coil FAQs for additional details and helpful information about industrial tank heating coils, their applications and more. You may also find our tank coils fact sheet and tank coils video helpful as you’re researching your options and determining which type of coil is right for your facility and application.
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 a quote for a new storage tank heating coil? Request one here and we’ll get back to you with the information you’re looking for. Have questions or want to chat with us right away? Give us a call at (715) 748-5888.