Use of Inline Heaters at Construction Sites

Inline Heater ConstructionConstruction sites are found in all climates for all types of industries and have endless potential for possible applications. To match this versatility and usability, the best construction heaters and heating equipment require customizability and diversity.

Inline heaters provide the construction industry with a range of uses and project specifications. Thus ensuring reliability and appropriateness for every job. This article explores the use and benefits of inline heaters at construction sites.

Process Heating in Construction Sites

One of the most common heating applications in construction is bitumen heating. All construction using asphalt, whether for paving roads, roofing, or sealing, bitumen is necessary. For all of these uses, bitumen needs to be heated. Heating keeps bitumen usable, maintains quality, and prevents solidification.

Another common use is for preheating heavy fuels. Heavy fuels, such as those used in mixing cement require preheating. Preheating fuel makes it usable and reduces wasted time, getting fuels up to useful temperatures.

Benefits of Inline Heaters for the Construction Industry

Easy Mounting

Construction sites are temporary and always changing. That makes ease of installation, removal, and movement are important factors. An inline heater, such as one used for heating a bitumen tank, is quick and easy to mount and install.

These heating systems can also be skid-mounted. Skid-mounted heaters offer great advantages. For one, this makes it easy to move the heater around the worksite. As well as making it possible to use one heater for multiple applications or tanks.


Construction sites are high-risk for equipment. In addition to dust and exposure, there are also all sorts of personnel and heavy equipment that can damage heater systems. Durability is important for any construction equipment.

Electric inline heaters use a simple and durable design. This protects them from external damage. As well, the simple design reduces the risk of failure, minimizes internal maintenance, and increases ease of repairs.

Great Power & Small Size

Space is a limited commodity on most worksites. But just picking the smallest heater isn’t always the best option. Construction site heaters require significant power output to be useful, in addition to an economical size.

One of the great advantages of an electric inline heater is that its small size does not hamper its significant power output. Electricity is extremely efficient, allowing construction heaters to reach temperatures quickly. All without being bulky and getting in the way of other processes and equipment. The option for skid-mount heaters further benefits this, as the inline heater can be kept out of the way entirely when not in use.


Inline heaters are available in all NEMA ratings, making them customizable to suit any construction site. This makes them an ideal solution whether indoor or outdoor. Some common NEMA rating considerations to weigh when designing a construction site heater include:

  • Exposures (dust, weather, debris)
  • Operating temperature
  • Ambient temperature
  • Moisture
  • Exposure to water (waterproofing, water-resistance, submersion protection)
  • Explosive hazards
  • Fire Hazards

Even Heat Distribution

Even heating is a concern in any heating application. Too much discrepancy within a tank can lead to product damage, inefficiency, or damage. Inline heaters ensure heat is distributed evenly, so it is uniform across the vessel. This makes it safe and effective to maintain or heat products to target temperatures.

Electric Inline Heater Quotes

Wattco custom manufactures electric inline heaters for the construction industry. Our team of engineers works with you to design the ideal heater type, configurations, and materials for each project’s specific needs and budget.

Contact Wattco today for electric inline heater quotes and information.