As the heat of summer boils down and deadlines on active projects quickly approach, the time to start considering your hot water needs to extend production into the fall and winter months is approaching. Chances are if you are taking the time to read this post, you are researching water heating systems and trying to determine what is right for you… so I am not going to take the time in this post to explain or review the benefits and importance of hot water use at a concrete plant. I am going to also assume that by now you have realized there are a lot of choices of manufacturer, style, fuel and design of water heating equipment all claiming they are the best for one reason or another. As a dealer/distributor of water heating equipment we will tell you the Sioux line of water heating equipment is the best and candidly that is why we sell Sioux water heating products to our concrete plant customers and not another manufacturers product.
Simply put, Sioux’s M series hot water has been the choice of concrete plant owners for decades. The affordable price and flexibility of adding more heating capacity to the system in the future as well as flexibility of fuels have made this the go to choice for concrete plants. Available in 1, 2 or 3 mil BTU/hr units this water heater includes a recirculating pump to draw water from a holding tank in application where large amounts of water are needed in a short time such as in a concrete batch plant. The M series hot water heater also provides concrete plants with the flexibility of using oil, LP or natural gas as a fuel source making it versatile when other water heaters may be limited in fuel sources. This water heater also includes the control box complete with starters for each heater/pump section as well as a service rated electrical disconnect switch and temperature control features.
So you are probably thing you can read the brochure yourself, but what does it all mean? In short, the M Series Water heater by Sioux is one of the most affordable industrial water heaters you can buy that is prepared to handle the duty cycle of a concrete plant. It is easy to install and doesn’t take a huge space area, but does need to connect to a water tank, new or existing. It isn’t as fuel efficient as many of the new models that cost three and four times more, so it will cost you more to operate over a long period of time, but more time then not concrete plant owners go with the more affordable concrete plant water heater and pass along the monthly operating costs to their customers… but again there are a lot of factors to consider when deciding if you should spend more upfront for water heater to save on its operation.
Our experience sales team is happy to consult with you when determining what type of system best suits your needs. In addition the M Series water heater, Sioux also manufactures a very high efficiency water heater called the Hybrid water heater which boasts over 99% efficiency! What one is right for you? Your best bet is to give us a call at 800-880-7350 to discuss.