Industrial Heating Equipment FAQs

Industrial Heating Equipment from American Heating CompanyAs leaders in the industrial heating industry with decades of experience, our team has fielded hundreds – if not thousands – of questions from our clients and customers.

Here, we provide the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about thermal fluid heaters and industrial heating systems.

Frequently Asked Questions About Industrial Heating Equipment

Why Should I Choose a Hot Oil Boiler Instead of a Steam Boiler?

There are number of things that make hot oil heating systems better than steam boiler systems for facilities in most industries. Hot oil boilers are able to operate at higher temperatures without requiring pressurization or chemical regulation. They provide safer, more efficient heat than most industrial steam boilers on the market. And those are just a couple of the advantages they offer!

Learn more about the benefits and advantages of hot oil industrial heating systems here and find out why you may want to consider utilizing hot oil heat for your plant or facility!

What Are The Different Ways You Can Build an Industrial Hot Oil Heater?

From our perspective, there are two ways you can build industrial hot oil heaters: you can build them with helical coils (like most manufacturers do), or you can build them with serpentine coils (like we do).

At American Heating Company, we specialize in building serpentine coil heaters and encourage our clients and customers to invest in these heaters because we feel they are the superior thermal fluid heater model. They offer a number of benefits and advantages, including increased efficiency and more effective heat transfer.

What Is The Difference Between a Serpentine Coil and a Helical Coil?

There are a number of differences between serpentine coils and helical coils. Besides being structured differently, these two types of coils vary in terms of efficiency, heat transfer, operating temperature, fluid degradation rate, and more.

The following resources will provide you with more information on the key differences between serpentine coil and helical coil heaters.

Helical vs. Serpentine Coil Heaters:  2 Ways You Can Build Hot Oil Heaters – A look at the design differences that separate serpentine coil heaters from helical coil heaters.

Mechanical Benefits of Serpentine Coil Heaters – A review of the mechanical benefits of heaters that utilize serpentine coil technology.

Thermal Fluid Heater Repairs: Helical Coil Heaters vs. Serpentine Coil Heaters – Details about common heater repairs and how they’re handled in helical vs. serpentine coil heaters. 

3 Disadvantages to Helical Coil Industrial Heaters – A quick look at how helical coil heaters may contribute to your facility’s inefficiency.

What Are The Benefits of a Serpentine Coil?

Many times, our customers come to us looking for traditional, helical coil thermal fluid heaters and leave having purchased one of our serpentine coil thermal fluid heaters. Why? Because the serpentine coil heaters offer so many benefits and advantages to facilities in all of the industries we serve!

You can learn more about the specific benefits of our serpentine coil heater design here.

How Much Does a Thermal Fluid Heater Cost?

Many people contact us wondering how much they can expect to pay for an industrial thermal fluid heater or heating system. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It is largely dependent on the system components you need, the amount of customization required, the industry applications you’re using the system for, and a number of other factors.

You can learn more about industrial heating system pricing here. For specific details about how much it might cost your company to implement a new system or thermal fluid heater, give us a call at (715) 748-5888 or contact us online to request a free quote and we’ll get right back to you with the pricing information you’re looking for.

Do You Manufacture API-Style Industrial Heating Equipment?

Yes, at American Heating Company, we design and manufacture API style industrial heating equipment built to meet rigorous standards. There’s a number of reasons why API-style heaters are worth the investment and the following resources will provide you with more information on API-style heaters and their benefits:

API Specifications: What They Are and Why They Are Important – We delve into some of the basics of API specifications, including what they are and why high quality industrial heating equipment adheres to them.

API-Style Thermal Fluid Heaters vs. Non-API Thermal Fluid Heaters – A comparison of the two types of heaters, especially helpful for those weighing the options.

What’s the Difference Between ASME Code and API Code? – A quick look at what differentiates these two important industry codes.

Which Heat Transfer Fluid (Thermal Heating Fluid) is Right for Me?

Heat transfer fluid, sometimes referred to as thermal heating fluid, can be a make-it-or-break-it factor when it comes to industrial heating.  If you’re finding your hot oil heater is burning up your heating fluid, you’re most likely using the wrong heat transfer fluid.

Check out our Guide to Selecting the Right Heat Transfer Fluid for your thermal fluid heating system and learn why investing in high grade heat transfer fluid is a must for efficiency and profitability.

Why Should I Work With American Heating Company?

Choosing an industrial heating equipment provider can be challenging – especially if you need to do so in a short time frame. At American Heating Company, we understand that and do our best to make that decision easier for our clients.

We’ve gathered up 10 of the reasons that our current clients have chosen to work with – and stick with – us to help you understand what we have to offer that sets us apart from the competition. Interested in reading testimonials about other clients’ experiences working with AHC? You can read a few of our client testimonials and reviews here.

Which Thermal Fluid Heater is Right For My Facility?

We’ll need a bit more specific information to answer this question for you, but we’d be happy to work with you to get you pointed in the right direction! Give us a call at at (715) 748-5888 or contact us online and we can get the conversation started.

We’ve also put together a helpful Guide to Choosing the Right Thermal Fluid Heater for Your Facility which is a great place to start as you’re working towards selecting the best industrial hot oil heater for your plant. It provides key factors to consider and includes links to additional helpful resources as well. If you’re in the market for a new heater, be sure to check it out.

How Can I Improve My Facility’s Efficiency?

This is a question that many plant managers wonder about. The truth is, there are many opportunities for increasing efficiency no matter what industry you’re in – some of which can be easily overlooked.

We put together a whole list of places where you can look for opportunities to increase facility efficiency, which is a great place to start if you’re hoping to make some improvements at your plant.

That being said, investing in updated equipment is often a key solution if you are looking to significantly improve your facility’s operating efficiency. If that’s something you’re interested in, we can absolutely help! Get in touch with us and we’d be happy to discuss the opportunity to work with you on developing more efficient industrial heating equipment solutions for your plant.

Have Additional Questions About Industrial Heating Equipment? Contact Us!

Have a question for us that we didn’t answer here? Let us know! Give us a call today at (715) 748-5888 or contact us online and we’d be happy to assist you!

Interested in learning more about our industrial thermal fluid heaters? Download our informational brochure here.