High-Velocity Oil Flushing in Circulation Heater Systems

Circulation Heater System

A long-lived, efficient heating system relies on proper maintenance and regular cleaning. Industries that use hydraulic or lubrication systems need oil flushing to keep equipment in good working condition. 

Although there are three main different methods of industrial oil flushing they all serve the same basic purpose. Removing contaminants from hydraulic and lube oil systems.

What is High-Velocity Oil Flushing & How Does It Work?

High-velocity oil flushing uses circulation heaters to heat liquid to a high temperature. It then forces the heated liquid at high speeds through piping and machinery. This removes contaminants from hydraulic and lube oil systems. Any debris is loosened and forced through the system, flushing it out.

Where heavy-duty cleaning is required, a chemical flush may be used instead of, or in addition to, oil flushing. 


Extend Equipment Lifespan

The buildup of contaminants on pipes and machinery can cause significant damage over time. Corrosion can occur, and blockages can reduce the effectiveness of heating and/or reduce flow. To compensate for these blockages, circulation heaters have to work extra hard which can cause premature wear and tear.

By flushing out debris before significant buildup occurs, oil flushing allows the equipment to run properly for longer, with fewer repairs or replacements.

Maintain Efficiency

In addition to protecting the integrity of your equipment, flushing out contaminants also keeps heaters and system components functioning efficiently. With no blockages the heater doesn’t have to work extra hard, using extra resources. As well, fluids flow normally, maintaining expected processing rates. A healthy circulation heater system is an efficient heater system.

As well, this regular heater maintenance reduces the downtime required for replacing or repairing equipment. This keeps operations running smoothly, with the only downtimes being scheduled maintenance.

Maintain Product Quality

Dirt, dust, metal shavings, and scaling. Contaminants don’t just affect the equipment where they build up. They can also damage fluid, product, or transfer oils. As well, debris buildup can cause changes in temperature or flow throughout the system, potentially resulting in inconsistent products.

Keeping the system free of debris helps to keep your product at the expected quality.

Wattco Circulation Heater Systems

Wattco custom manufactures high-quality circulation heaters and components, designed to match the specific needs of your processes and operating environment. We provide industrial electric heaters for all major industries.

Contact us today for circulation heater quotes and information.