Meeker Equipment Patriot Hot Oil Heater
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Meeker Equipment designed the Patriot hot oil heater for both reliability and efficiency. The 2-pass helical heater absorbs BTU energy out of the burner flame, which directly correlates to low stack temperatures. Using Meeker’s SABER STACK option drops stack temperatures even lower, sometimes as much as 100°F, according to the manufacturer.
All heaters come with a programmable logic controller (PLC). Once the heater starts up, the PLC tracks such things as:
- the hours the burner ran (some states require you to report this);
- number of times the burner cycles (for trouble shooting);
- stack limits;
- temperature limits; and
- flow limits, to name a few.
The removable expansion tank is mounted off center of the heater to allow it to keep cool. The tank comes with a magnetic shut-off switch and a visual expansion tank level indicator.
The heater uses a high flow SIHI centrifugal pump with mechanical seals for 12-foot per second flow through the coil. This turbulent flow through the heater keeps the oil from degrading.
The burner is a Webster JB1 burner, which features an adjustable combustion head assembly, allowing for unmatched fuel to air mixing, smooth lights-offs and quiet operation. The modulating burner operation creates a wide turn down ratio, allowing the burner to fire only at its demand. In other words, if less heat is required, then the burner fires only to that output.
All heaters from the OEM are prewired, pre-fired and pressure-tested before shipping. The OEM states that it normally has the heaters in stock for quick delivery. Visit Meeker at booth C32553 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG to learn more.
For more information, contact (888) 333-0323 or visit www.meekerequipment.com.