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Fuel Preheaters

We make a variety of fuel preheaters that can be customized to your needs. They are widely used at HMA plants and asphalt terminals. The preheater can stand alone or it be skid mounted with related components. Or it can be mounted on a chassis with a portable fuel tank.

Fuel preheaters contain serpentine coils of finned pipe inside of a steel shell. Heated thermal fluid flows through the coils, transferring heat to fuel surrounding the serpentine coils in the shell. Fins are serrated to increase the heat-transfer area of the pipe about 800 percent more than bare pipe. Modulating controls precisely control fuel temperature within one or two degrees of set point. As an option, preheater can be built to ASME code.

We also make electrically powered fuel preheaters.

We can build special fuel preheaters to condition fuel oils or gases that fire heaters, boilers and gas turbines. Heating can be provided by hot water or heated thermal fluid from an external source. Or the heat source can be hot process air or hot process liquids. Another option is electric heating elements.
Conditioning gases can be achieved by cooling and re-heating or by heating alone. When conditioning requires cooling, the cooling source can be chilled water from an external source or by a refrigeration unit mounted on the skid.