Meeker Equipment Co. Showcases Patriot-E Electric Hot Oil Heater
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Meeker Equipment Co., Belleville, Pennsylvania, showcased its new electric hot oil heater, the Patriot-E, at CONEXPO-CON-AGG. The company partnered with Process Heating Co., Seattle, to incorporate its drywell-style electric heating elements for this offering to the asphalt industry. Jeff Meeker shared that the 250-kW heater displayed at the tradeshow features 31 tubes with 26 elements.
The Patriot-E is designed to automatically adjust its output based on the demand of the plant, ensuring the thermal fluid temperature remains “above” all the other tanks. When more heat is required, a silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) proportions the electric power to generate more heat. A temperature probe “speaks” to the Patriot-E’s computer to ensure actual fluid temperature.
To assist producers in assessing emissions output and emissions savings, Meeker has an emissions calculator on its website; calculations are based on working with Webster Burner. Use this to plug in known BTUs of your current system to compare what you could see from an electric system.
The Meeker team designed the Patriot-E to take up the same footprint as the Meeker standard hot oil heater so it can be easily retrofitted at existing plants.
For more information, visit www.MeekerEquipment.com.