RFMCO Offers Vapor Power Thermal Fluid Heaters in CA & NV


R.F. MacDonald Co. is the new representative for Vapor Power in California and Nevada, offering hot oil thermal fluid heaters, steam generators, and liquid phase heaters

Vapor Power International has been manufacturing boilers, steam generators, and liquid phase heaters since 1903 and has earned a reputation as a premier designer and manufacturer worldwide. Vapor Power offers a variety of heating and process steam solutions. RFMCO is proud to announce we have their products available to our customers across California and Nevada. We are available to immediately handle all Vapor Power products and service needs.

Hot Oil Thermal Fluid Heaters
  • Full Output in 5 Minutes
  • Fully Modulating Output
  • Compact Size & Weight
  • Closed Loop System
  • High Temperature at Low Pressure
  • No Water Treatment System or Steam Traps

Range: 400,000 to 20,000,000 BTU/HR
Temperature: Up to 750˚F
Turnkey: Completely Packaged, Fully Tested

Theory of Operation
The Hi-R Temp thermal fluid heater is a forced circulation coil type thermal fluid heater in which fluid circulates through a set of coils are parallel connected and have a minimum of seven concentric layers.

The pump is sized specific to the flow rate and pressure drop requirements of each application, maintaining the fluid bulk and film temperature properties. Combustion air and fuel are controlled by PID control in response to fluid outlet temperature. The small volume and high fluid velocity allow the Hi-R-Temp thermal fluid heater to respond quickly to changing system output requirements.

Vapor Power heaters can be provided with many system accessories that include thermal fluid pump and motor sets, expansion tanks, skid mounted systems, system valves, thermal fluid, and more.

With over 100 years of experience in the industry and thousands of operating units, Vapor Power stands ready to assist with any specific application. For the marine industry, computer simulation of process systems and heat loss analysis are available to ensure the proper system for your application. Common applications include:

  • Asphalt Terminals & Processing
  • Chemical Processing
  • Corrugated & Paper Processing
  • Food Processing
  • Marine- Barges & Ocean Vessels
  • Oil & Gas Processing
  • Process Steam and Heat
  • Waste Water Treatment Facilities

The Hi-R-Temp thermal fluid heater is available with the latest in communications and controls technology. Linkageless burner controls are a standard feature, when desired, allowing for optimal efficiency at all firing rates. A variety of PLC and HMI solutions are available and our in-house programming provides customized solutions for every application. Remote data acquisition and control is available via ModBus, Ethernet, Bacnet, or other communication protocol. Other applications call for simple, mechanical controls with a control panel using non-proprietary components.

As one of the industry’s leading manufacturers of boilers, packaged steam generators and thermal fluid heaters, Vapor Power International has everything you need to keep your boilers operating in top condition. That includes complete retrofit upgrade kits to outfit your boilers with the latest in controls and components.

  • Control Panels
  • Flame Safeguard controls
  • Linkageless controls
  • Temperature controls

Thermal Fluid Heaters
Brochure – Hi-R-Temp Thermal Fluid
Installation Manual – Hi-R-Temp Thermal Fluid Heater
Spec Sheet – 400,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 800,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 1,500,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 2,500,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 3,300,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 5,000,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 6,600,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 8,600,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 10,000,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 12,000,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 14,000,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 16,000,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 18,000,000 BTU/HR
Spec Sheet – 20,000,000 BTU/HR

Vapor Power Website