Two barges at PCS Phosphate are equipped with Heatec heaters to maintain their cargo of sulfur in a molten state. Each barge transports 2600 tons of sulfur.
Each barge has a Heatec HCM thermal fluid heater installed in a small compartment above deck. Each heater has an output of 2 million Btu/hour. The heaters heat thermal fluid, which flows through coils in the storage compartments to heat the sulphur. The sulphur is maintained at about 270 degrees F.
The heaters are very compact to fit into the small compartments. The expansion tank and pumps are carefully fitted onto the same skid as the heater to eliminate the need for a second skid. Low overall height is achieved by placing the heater lower in its supporting saddles and mounting the expansion tank on one side of the heater.
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