Heatec manufactures and markets a broad line of heaters and liquid
storage tanks. These products are used at facilities that produce
and supply materials for road construction, mostly hot-mix asphalt
(HMA) plants, asphalt terminals, emulsion terminals and concrete
producers. And our products are used by numerous other industries
unrelated to road construction.
Our products for asphalt include hot oil heaters, asphalt storage
tanks and fuel storage tanks. Outputs of the heaters range from
0.75 to 30 million Btu/hour. Tanks are either vertical or
horizontal configurations with capacities ranging from 5,000
gallons (18,927 liters) to 45,000 gallons (170,325 liters).
We also make complete polymer systems for asphalt terminals and
emulsion plants. These systems blend asphalt with polymers and hold
the mixtures for load-out. Other asphalt products include fuel
preheaters, booster heaters, calibration tanks, barrel melters,
Our products for making concrete are used to heat mix water and/or
stockpiles. Our Firestorm water heater is very popular. It has
extremely high thermal efficiency and provides hot water on demand,
eliminating the need to store hot water. Other products include
fired water-storage tanks, hot oil heaters, heating coils for
stockpiles, and fuel storage tanks. We can also provide chillers.
We refer to our products unrelated to road construction as "industrial" products. Almost half of our production is industrial products.
Most are customized for a particular application. Consequently, we
have a separate group of engineers that specialize in the design of
these products. They work closely with the customer and/or
independent engineering firms and inspection teams that may be
engaged by the customer.
You will find Heatec industrial products at chemical plants, at
oil-and-gas refineries, on off-shore platforms and on barges. You
will also find them at power generation plants, wood product
manufacturers, food processors, textile factories, pharmaceutical
producers, roofing manufacturers and others.
Our industrial products include heaters, vaporizers, and heat recovery units. The
heaters are either horizontal or vertical and have either helical
coils or serpentine coils. Heater and vaporizer sizes range from
0.7 to 75 million Btu/hour. Industrial products also include pump
skids, storage tanks and expansion tanks.
The company was formed in 1972 to repair and service asphalt
heaters known as "the Chattanooga Heater." Shortly thereafter, the
company also began to design and fabricate asphalt storage tanks
for Astec HMA plants. Astec Industries bought the company in 1977
and it became known officially as Heatec. Heatec continued to build
asphalt storage tanks for Astec HMA plants and also began to
produce hot oil heaters for heating asphalt.
It soon became apparent that the company’s hot oil heaters were
well suited for industries unrelated to road construction.
Consequently, such heaters were sold for use in the carpet industry
and for use in production of roofing shingles. New applications for
the heaters and related products have grown rapidly ever since. At
the present time Heatec products are used in a score of different