Honing the Custom Applications of First Thermal Heaters

In the span of the last seven decades, First Thermal Heaters has been at the forefront of innovations in the heat transfer industry. That means that the applications for what was required has expanded over that same time frame.

A Wide Vista

That versatility ranges from everything from food processing to melting asphalt, so within that broad scope is the need to fully develop a strategy for getting the most out of this item. That means focusing on the custom applications available.

Without question, the integral aspects must have the necessary heat recovery options, be simple to maintain, be able to withstand extremely high temperatures and put together in a simple fashion. In addition, the coils have to be relatively new or have an effective warranty in the event of a breakdown.


The unique two-pass design that’s available has models of both a horizontal and vertical mode. Each of them offer the chance to get the most economic benefit of its use, with the horizontal offering accessibility as its calling card. With vertical, space considerations can be maximized, and the coil can be drained quickly and easily.


In addition, the three-pass design works best in high temperature settings, where process applications of heat require using heat transfer fluids. One benefit of using those fluids is the lack of corrosion that results.

Various Uses

While thermal heat can be used to warm a room or building, that basic use just scratches the surface of what the First Thermal Heater can be for by its owners. Different industries can perform their tasks, which means some of the following can be properly heated: evaporators, dyes, platens, resin kettles, drying ovens, chemical reactors and process equipment, revolving rolls and synthetic fiber manufacturing.

Melting items like snow or soft metals via the coil heaters also goes hand in hand with helping to manufacture vinyl floor coverings and linoleum.

Fuel Values and Options

The price of oil may have dropped in the past year, but given the often-volatile state of certain parts of the world, the need to have equipment in place that saves as much money on that fixed expense as possible is vital.

A key value in using such custom applications is that it allows for the fuel range options to effectively encompass a wide range. Options such as natural, fuel oil, manufactured, mixed, LP gas and combination gas/oil firing are possibilities.

Economic Benefits

By seeking to make the most of such applications, the value of such use broadens. This can help provide something of a snowball effect that can lead to more economic benefits in the future.