Road Oil Heating

Road oils and emulsions can be a difficult product to transport from one large container to another especially in the petrochemical heating industry. In large highway projects such as in Los Angeles California or in Dallas Texas, the viscosity of these liquids are so great, that the primary solution is to heat it up to adequate temperatures that would change the viscosity to a more manageable level.  Another challenge is to heat these sealcoat products to avoid curing before the paving project is completed.

The 35,000 gal steel storage tanks required an immersion flanged heater with a low density rating.  Wattco suggested linking the tank with high insulating fiber that would prevent significant heat loss. Five 150LBS ANSI 6 inch steel flanged immersion heater with 15 hairpin elements was inserted in the tank to provide the heat necessary. Each hairpin element is extended along the length of the tank to ensure even heat distribution. A thermostat was used for temperature control as well as a thermal cutoff switch.
Feedback from our customer noted a 15 % increase in efficiency when completing similar jobs using this technique.
Electric heating of this petrochemical was far more efficient than gas heating
Precise controls were used to maintain the temperature
Electric flanged heating provided a healthy alternative to burning fossil fuels for construction workers
The amount of time it takes to maintain the operations and functionality of these heaters is negligible.

Latest blogs

Common Industries that Wattco works with

Case Studies View All

5 Fundamental Rules for Designing Efficient Heat Transfers
Considering these basic rules for designing thermal heat transfers will expand a project’s product...
Read More..

A Review of Industrial Heaters: Oil and Gas industry Case Study
About Industrial Heating The industrial revolution has significantly contributed to the development ...
Read More..

Advantages and Limitations of Digital Control Panels for Industries
Digital control panels are widely used in industries to monitor and control system variables. Humidi...
Read More..

Air Duct Heaters
Air duct heaters are commonly used in the HVAC industry. They provide supplementary heat to the deli...
Read More..

Alternatives to Direct Immersion Heaters
  Although immersion heaters are most often the best possible solution for tank content heating, so...
Read More..

Wattco News View All

4 Advantages of Skid Systems in Industrial Heating Processes
Many industrial heating processes involve maintaining a consistent temperature in a vessel to protec...
Read More..

4 Common Causes & Solutions of Circulation Heater Fouling
If you have noticed a decrease in the efficiency of your circulation heater, the most common culprit...
Read More..

A Closer look at Circulation Heaters
Wattco manufactures and designs circulation heaters for maximum efficiency. As a result, these heate...
Read More..

A Closer Look at Immersion Heaters for Tanks
Heating storage tanks is an important application of electric immersion heaters. Tank heating is a p...
Read More..

A Closer Look At Load Banks
Load banks are essential for applications in a variety of industrial applications, especially for te...
Read More..

Most Popular Blogs View All