Heatec Booster Heater
Heatec Booster Heaters are used when liquids, such as liquid asphalt (bitumen), are stored at a lower temperature than what is needed for the end user. Booster heaters work by circulating the liquid through the heater to increase the temperature before the liquid is loaded for transport or sent to its end user. These types of heaters are frequently found at asphalt terminals, roofing manufacturing facilities, gas processing facilities and more.
Heatec builds different types of booster heaters: fired heaters, heater/exchanger combination, or an electric heater. All come in a variety of sizes and are customizable.
Roofing and Construction ProductsThroughout the asphalt/roofing industry efficient heating systems and services are needed as well as reliable storage systems. Astec has an extensive background supplying equipment designed for heating and storing liquid asphalt as well as experience with all types of thermal systems.Learn More
Asphalt MixingA thermal mixing process is required to turn aggregates and liquid AC into an asphalt pavement mix for road construction. This makes an asphalt mixing plant necessary for road construction. The complete line of Astec asphalt mixing plants, and its range of capacities and features, gives you the choices and flexibility to create your optimum solution.Learn More
Crude Oil and Natural Gas ProcessingOil refining and gas processing are procedures that turn these complex chemical mixtures into a range of usable fuels. Refining and processing crude oil and natural gas require highly reliable and efficient heating systems and services. Astec produces a number of reliable and efficient components for use in oil refining and gas processing including heaters, tanks, heat recovery systems, and expansion tanks.Learn More
Heatec Fired Booster HeaterTypical Heatec fired booster heaters are designed around a helical coil. Serpentine coils are also available. The liquid circulates through the coil and is heated by hot gases from a flame produced by a burner. The heater is typically constructed in a vertical orientation to allow for the liquids to be easily drained from the coil. This prevents the liquid from pooling and possibly hardening in the coil when it's not in use. An optional economizer can be added to increase efficiency of the heater.
Heatec Booster Heater Exchanger
A heat exchanger can be used in place of a fired booster heater if you already have a thermal fluid heater at your facility or you need the thermal fluid heater to heat other users as well. For example, when you are using a thermal fluid heater to heat your tanks at an asphalt terminal and you need to boost the heat a little for polymer blending at the same facility you would add an exchanger to your system. The exchanger uses thermal fluid from the heater as its source of heat.