Heatec HCM thermal fluid heaters are used to heat cargo on barges and other workboats. Typical applications include heating asphalt, heavy fuel, sulphur or phosphates.
HCM heaters meet U.S. Coast Guard specifications. And they are certified by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) when requested by the customer.
HCM heaters are available in both horizontal and vertical configurations. Outputs range from 1 to 20 million Btu per hour. They are available in standard 2-pass designs as well as 3-pass designs. All can be customized to meet your specific needs.
The special needs of marine use
HCM heaters are designed to withstand the stresses produced by the constant pounding and vibration in normal maritime operation. Moreover, they can take the punishment produced in ocean storms with 30 foot waves.
Our heaters can also be designed to fit extremely limited space.
Heatec 10-million Btu/hour heater installed below-deck on an asphalt barge. The barge holds 44,000 barrels of liquid asphalt and regularly travels the Great Lakes.
HCM heaters operate on diesel oil, the universal choice for marine use. They can be built to use other fuel oils, including heavy fuel oil.
Startup and warranty
Our in-house service department offers startup and warranty services worldwide. Heatec HCM heaters have a one-year limited warranty. The coil has a 5-year warranty.