The Heatec HCI thermal fluid heater is an industrial heater commonly used in closed-loop thermal fluid heat transfer systems. The heater is designed around a helical coil. Thermal fluid flows through the helical coil, gaining radiant and convective heat from hot burner gases. The heated thermal fluid then transfers heat to end users such as tanks, presses, dryers, reactors, chillers, extruders, steam generators, or other equipment. The heater's two-pass design provides high efficiency, simplicity and low maintenance. Heating coils meet ASME code.
HCI heaters can also be designed as process heaters. In a process heating application, HCI heaters heat liquid or gas products as they flow through the heating coils of the heater. Process heating applications include heating vegetable oil for cooking, heating natural gas for gas regeneration, heating fuel gas or inlet air for power generation, and many others.