Why Should You Look For a Stainless Steel Waste Oil Furnace?

If you’ve made the decision to switch to waste oil heating, the next step is to choose the right waste oil furnace for your facility. As you begin to navigate the models and machines that are available, you might feel overwhelmed trying to figure out which offer the best value and quality. At Clean Energy Heating Systems, we zero in on one key consideration when comparing waste oil furnaces: stainless steel heating components. 

Keep reading to learn more about the importance of stainless steel components, including the heat exchanger, combustion chamber, flue tubes and more, and see why stainless steel waste oil furnaces are better equipped to last for the long term.

Highly Resistant to Corrosion

At the heart of a waste oil furnace is the heat exchanger, which is responsible for transferring the oil’s energy into heat. Since it affects the safety and performance of your waste oil furnace, it’s important to ensure that it’s made of the highest quality materials, which is where stainless steel comes in. 

The type of high-grade stainless steel we use in our heat exchangers is the same steel that is used in vehicle exhaust systems, meaning it is more resistant to corrosion, rust and deterioration than mild steel, aluminum or other alloys. Even aluminum, which boasts fantastic thermal conductivity, is more likely to corrode and warp over time. Stainless steel however will never lose its shape or its heat-conducting ability year after year. 

Stronger Than Mild Steel and Aluminum

Since stainless steel has lower thermal conductivity, manufacturers often make the walls of their heat conductors thinner to maximize heat exchange without sacrificing strength. The high tensile strength of stainless steel compared to mild steel or aluminum means that stainless steel can withstand high pressure, even if the walls of the component are thin – something that other metals simply can’t do. 

Also, stainless steel won’t crack under pressure like other materials, which is not only important for long-lasting durability and performance, but for personal safety as well. The last thing you need is for a cracked heat exchanger to release carbon monoxide gas into your shop. Stainless steel is not only stronger, but also protects your employees and patrons, too.

Able to Stand Up to Rigorous Heating Demands

Stainless steel is capable of handling the chemicals and heat that are inherent in the burning of oil products. Therefore, these components are able to withstand the test of time far better than waste oil heaters made with less durable metals. 

If you’re looking for a waste oil furnace that will provide optimal cost savings and value for years to come, be sure to choose a model that is built with stainless steel. The better corrosion resistance and higher temperature tolerance of stainless steel components ensures better reliability, product quality and performance while reducing costs over time.

Ready to Learn More?

If you’re looking to invest in a waste oil heater to save money on your heating bill and dispose of your used waste oil in an EPA-compliant way, contact our team today. Regardless of how much waste oil you generate or the size of your facility, we can help you choose a stainless steel waste oil furnace that’s right for you. We look forward to hearing from you!