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Industrial Air Heaters

PCC has been the preferred worldwide industrial air heater supplier for more than 45 years, for general industry applications including calciners, various types of dryers, ovens, furnaces, kilns, hot gas generators, fluid bed start-up, and pulverizers, just to name a few.

45+ Years of Experience

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Industrial Product Applications

PCC has been the preferred worldwide industrial air heater supplier for more than 45 years, for general industry applications including calciners, various types of dryers, ovens, furnaces, kilns, hot gas generators, fluid bed start-up, and pulverizers, just to name a few.

Common Applications

Spray Dryers

Drum Dryers

Fluid Bed Dryers

Rotary Dryers

Tunnel Dryers

Unique Design Parameters

PCC supplies reliable, custom-designed, heavy duty process air heaters for many industrial applications—even those some may consider “difficult.” In fact, that’s our specialty. Some of the unique design parameters may include:

  • High process air temperatures
  • High-pressure applications up to 300 psig
  • Ultra clean combustion using fuel oils and other fuel sources
  • Multi-fuel firing capability
  • Low emissions for CO and NOx
  • Inert gas streams
  • Explosion proof and corrosive environments
  • Robust heavy duty equipment
  • Sophisticated controls

Energy Efficiency

Low CO Emissions

Low NOx Emissions

Ultra Clean Combustion

Operation Simplicity

Robust Design

Proven Performance

Industrial heat exchangers backed by experience.

PCC specializes in fully integrated direct and indirect-fired industrial air heater systems.

In many of our hundreds of successful installations, we have also supplied industrial heat exchangers for our indirect-fired industrial air heater systems. Industrial heat exchangers allow for the process medium to be heated indirectly via the hot products of combustion from the air heater. Of these, there are generally two types used in indirect-fired industrial air heater applications; the plate type and shell and tube type.

The mode of heat transfer in either type of industrial heat exchanger may be through a gas to gas interface or gas to liquid interface.

Plate type industrial heat exchangers are typically limited to 1500°F due to the effects of thermal expansion while shell and tube types can handle products of combustion up to 1800°F and higher temperatures with special materials of construction.

With more than 45 years of service in the industry.

PCC is experienced and technically skilled to carefully analyze your industrial heat exchanger application and determine which industrial heat exchanger is correct for you.

Industrial air heaters. Turnkey projects.

PCC has been the preferred worldwide industrial air heater supplier for more than 45 years, for general industry applications including calciners, various types of dryers, ovens, furnaces, kilns, and pulverizers, just to name a few.

Our industrial and process air heaters are classified into two groups: direct-fired and indirect-fired.

  1. Direct-fired air heaters – Achieve the desired amount of air heating through direct contact of the air heater products of combustion with the downstream process.
  2. Indirect-fired air heaters – Typically employed when the air heater products of combustion cannot contact (or contaminate) the downstream process and must indirectly heat a process air stream. This indirect heating of the process air is typically achieved by adding a gas-to-gas Industrial Heat Exchanger at the discharge of the air heater. The industrial heat exchanger transfers the available heat contained in the air heater hot products of combustion to a process air stream, while keeping the process air stream segregated from the air heater products of combustion.

PCC offers both types of heaters in a wide range of standard sizes. We can also custom-engineer precisely what you need.


PCC industrial air heater custom design features:

  • Clean combustion using heavy and light fuel oil, as well as gaseous fuels
  • Multiple fuel firing capability
  • Complete skid mounted units
  • Close temperature mixing
  • All metallic construction or refractory lined units
  • State of the art controls per major international standards
  • High pressure designs up to 300 psig

Along with a full line of industrial air heaters, we offer turnkey construction, project management, and spare parts support for all PCC supplied products.


Contact PCC to discuss your project and learn about our solutions.

Industrial Air Heater industries include:


Technologies to treat waste streams from Basic Chemicals (organic and inorganic chemicals, plastic resins, dyes, and pigments), Specialty Chemicals (adhesives and sealants, water treatment chemicals, plastic additives, catalysts and coatings) and the Agriculture Chemical manufacturing process.


Treatment of waste streams from chemical products derived from petroleum. Specializing in Acrylonitrile and Acrylic Acid processes by using multi-staged technology which results in exceptionally low NOx levels.


Systems to control the waste stream from processes where a crude or semi-finished substance (such as metal, oil, or sugar) is converted (refined) into a finished or higher-grade product.


PCC's diverse Oxidation technologies provide the end user with options specific to the treatment of dyes, flame-retardants and other chemical treatments used in the manufacturing and treatment of textiles.


Multiple combustion/oxidation technologies make-up the PCC Solution for industries that are required to treat off-gases from the manufacturing processes specific to the production of non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, and zinc; and ferrous materials such as steel. 


PCC’s Oxidation Systems offer both biological and thermal options for the treatment of off-gases and other waste streams associated with the processing, conversion, preparation, preservation, and packaging of foods, food by-products, additives, and beverages.

PCC Integration

With more than 1,000 systems successfully operating throughout the world, we’ve custom designed systems for many Fortune 500 companies ranging from $150,000 to more than $15 million.

PCC has experience working with many systems.  With installations successfully operating in over 35 countries, PCC has the knowledge and experience to integrate a new system with your current operating platform.

International Quality Certification, LLC

PCC's Quality Management System is certified in conformance with the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

PCC's adherence to consistent and predictable systems is a cornerstone of our long-term track record of success.


What our customers are saying...

"PCC works like a well-oiled machine."

— Louisiana Pigments Company

"We would not be where we are today without the engineering knowledge and efforts, quality of construction, professionalism, and cooperation of your first-class organization."

— Montauk Energy Capital (2012)

"PCC's commitment to safety and quality allow completion ahead of schedule, under budget, and safely."

Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc. 

"PCC's desire to deliver a quality product was apparent throughout all phases of our project, and PCC's overall gas combustion experience resulted in a robust and reliable operating unit."

 FMC Corporation 

"We are very pleased that it was commissioned five weeks earlier than the contract completion date."

National Electrical Carbon 

"PCC was absolutely on time with delivery of our thermal oxidizer... I was quite impressed. All the units we bought from PCC run flawlessly, even after 10 years. We can't calculate a MTBF, because there have been no failures."

Ford Motor Company 


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