The Many Benefits of Flameless Heaters on Industrial Jobsites
Date Published: January 25, 2019
Advantages of Using Flameless Heaters for Industrial Jobsites
Working on large-scale, industrial jobsites in cold weather conditions requires a powerful heating system that works safely and effectively in harsh environments.
There are three
different types of industrial heaters on the market for large-scale industrial
projects: direct fired, indirect fired, or flameless heaters.
Direct fired heaters work with a burner that provides hot gasses, which then transfer heat energy to
a process liquid or gas flowing directly through coils installed inside the
heater vessel. The exhaust gas from this fuel combustion is expelled directly
into the heated air. A major setback to direct-flamed heaters is the air
pollution they emit.
heaters were created to contest the negative effects of direct fired
heaters. Both direct and indirect fired heaters are based on the same
traditional platform, but the exhaust of indirect fired heaters is vented to
outside air instead of entering the heated air.
Although indirect fired heaters improve the quality of air
in a space, the downside is a significant amount of heat is lost from the
exhaust by venting to the outside. Another downside is that far more fuel is
needed to deliver the same BTUs. This results in increased fuel costs and
higher greenhouse gas emissions.
Flameless heaters are
a great solution to issues with air pollution. Flameless heaters, true to their
name, create heat without a flame, meaning the
heater has a much lower risk of being a source of ignition for jobsite fires,
making them ideal for volatile jobsite environments. There are also many
other benefits that arise from the operation of flameless heaters.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of flameless heaters and how they work.
How does a flameless heater work?
A flameless heater operates by using diesel fuel to agitate
hydraulic oil in a flameless, sparkless, low-pressure environment. The
combustion in a flameless heater takes place entirely within the confines of
the combustion chamber, similarly to a reciprocating piston engine.
Because the diesel turns into vapor before combustion, there are no fuel droplets to burn, only gaseous fuel. This is why the vapor inside the flameless heater burns cleanly and completely, resulting in low CO₂ emissions.
The many benefits of flameless heaters
One of the main benefits of flameless
heaters is that they are ideal for potentially volatile applications where “no
open flame” is a requirement. This includes industries such as oil and gas
exploration, mining, construction and restoration industries.
Additionally, flameless heaters have a high temperature shutdown
feature – where the heater shuts off automatically if the machine goes over a
pre-specified temperature during regular operation. This feature reduces the
likelihood of irreparable damage and equipment failure.
Powerful heat delivery
Flameless heaters are very powerful when it comes to heat
delivery, which makes them a great solution for large projects due to the high
number of BTUs they emit.
The run time of your flameless heater depends on the model
you purchase – with the Wacker Neuson HIF1200 having a runtime of 23 hours, to the Wacker Neuson HIF600 having a runtime of 56.25 hours without refueling. This is a great perk for
large-scale industrial jobsites that require continuous operations to meet
Designed for maximum uptime, the long run time of flameless
heaters, along with annual hydraulic oil change and extended oil service
intervals let you perform standard maintenance at your convenience with no jobsite
Flameless heaters do not require as much monitoring onsite
to ensure they are running properly.
The environmentally-friendly design of flameless heaters
includes full spill containment on all on board fluids.
Flameless heaters also have large service access doors,
making it easy and fast for maintenance technicians to access the heater’s
electrical and mechanical components and engine. Because portable flameless
heaters are self contained and include a trailer hitch, they can be moved
around to and from industrial jobsites easily.
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