Thermal Process Development glycol heating systems have some of the highest efficiency with maximum heat transfer and lowest stack temperatures available. All of our heaters offer high heat transfer surface areas without the need for economizers or air preheaters. The best layout for any thermal fluid is a dual helical coil layout; this style of heater provides the longest lasting fluid life, lowest equipment maintenance and smallest footprint. A dual helical design has an inner and outer thermal fluid coil which can be in series or parallel flow and has two fluid passes through the hot flue gases. The dual helical glycol heater design is the Thermal Process Development standard. Thermal Process Development also designs with the lowest pressure drop allowable to lower the maintenance needs of the glycol heater and the thermal fluid pumps. Heating glycol in a hot oil heater is becoming standard in many industries such as manufacturing processes, reactor heating, tank heating, gas processing, building heating and liquid and gas reheating. Depending on the type of glycol, it can be heated up to 300°F under the right design. Using glycol for process heating has many benefits including being able heat glycol to high temperatures at low pressures and provides other advantages of not needing chemical treatments like a boiler and having to deal with condensate and steam.
Thermal fluid heaters have several names including thermal oil heater, thermic heater, thermal oil boiler, hot oil heater, glycol heater and others. Thermal Process Development can offer high quality glycol heaters with our standard high efficiency designs or customizable to plant requirements. Thermal fluid heating is available with gas and oil burners, electric units or even as heat recovery thermal oil units (HRTO)
Thermal Expansion Tanks and Pumps
Thermal fluid expansion tanks and degassing systems are important for maintaining long oil life as well as lowering the maintenance costs of the thermal oil heater, pumps and process equipment. Thermal Process Development can provide an expansion tank, degassing tank system or help design a complete new system. Thermal fluid pumps and pump skids can also be provided.
Engineering and Site Services
Thermal Process Development can provide on site process support for thermal fluid systems including safety reviews, energy efficiency audits, process improvements and troubleshooting thermal fluid system operation problems. Having trouble reaching required process thermal fluid temperatures, flow issues or constantly repairing thermal fluid pumps and system devices, let TPD help save you money, maintenance costs and plant downtime.