3 advantages for tankless hot water heaters in industrial settings
June 9, 2014
Hot water heating is an integral part of any industrial operation, so it is important to make sure you employ the proper solution for your plant.
You absolutely need hot water in order to ensure safety, sanitation and smooth running operations in your industrial facility. However, you could be wasting a lot of valuable assets in your attempt to address this issue. If the latest economic recession taught us anything, it is that manufacturing plants, power stations and other industrial facilities need to operate to high standards, while minimizing unnecessary waste in the process.
This is particularly true when it comes to hot water heating. Conventional water heating methods, such as using hot water tanks, have been the standard for years, but this could be slowing industrial operations. Fortunately, tankless water heaters are taking the market by storm and generating huge savings in the process. Here are three of the primary advantages to switching to a tankless water heater.
Tankless water heaters are among the most efficient on the market, attaining a 99 percent thermal energy efficiency rating. This compared to the 65 percent efficient rating obtained by tanks shows that there is a massive improvement in plant efficiency. As a result, customers can potentially see savings of up to 50 percent in their water heating costs.
However, switching to a tankless water heater can also save water. Because these devices heat water on demand, users have an immediate supply of warm water, rather than waiting for hot water from the tank to arrive at the point of use. On top of this, tankless water heaters can last over 20 years, which is double that of a tank.
Floor space in an industrial facility is always at a premium. Even a few feet could be the difference maker in obtaining a new machine and not. Tankless water heaters are about 90 percent smaller than water heater tanks and can be installed at the point of use. Consolidating the equipment needed for water heating and safety can free up room for new machines and tools.
All industrial facilities need to comply with the ANSI Z 358.1 requirements for tepid water. This is essential for drench, face and eye wash stations to make sure that employees are safely cleaner in the event of a contamination. Tankless water heaters are designed to meet these standards, making them the right choice for industrial safety. With microprocessors that can keep the water within a degree of accuracy, companies can be sure they are prioritizing the safety of all workers on the site.