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The Koch Heat Transfer Company Difference

After analyzing your design parameters/constraints, we’ll recommend an engineered solution including one or more heaters that are sized and fabricated to meet your needs, along with a firm price, timely delivery schedule and a guarantee of your satisfaction. We have provided heat transfer equipment to thousands of customers throughout the world for many years. Our integrated facilities ensure close coordination among research and engineering, sales, service and manufacturing functions.

Benefits of BROWN FINTUBE® Technology

All of our fintube heaters, including line and suction heaters, offer cost and operational benefits for tank fabricators and end users.

  • Fintubes minimize fouling.
  • Fintubes provide for a compact, durable and reliable design.
  • Fintube heaters minimize sediment accumulation.
  • Fintube heaters are less costly to install and maintain than other types.


To ensure the best implementation of the latest technology, Koch Heat Transfer Company uses quality materials, welding and fabrication procedures.



Suction Heater



Line Heater


A Spectrum of Styles for a Multitude of Applications

A wide selection

BROWN FINTUBE® tank heating products typically use steam or hot oil as the heating medium. They are available in a wide variety of styles that suit most applications either together or individually. Either solid or perforated longitudinal fintubes are used as dictated by the application. Various metals (C.S., S.S., nickel, etc.) are available. When standard materials, styles or sizes don’t meet your requirements, we’ll customize a product just for you.


Comparison of Thermal Siphon Effect in Tank

Compared to bare pipes, BROWN FINTUBE® tank heaters induce stronger thermal currents within the tank because of their concentrated fintube heating surface. Product adjacent to the fintube is heated and rises rapidly due to its lowered specific gravity, creating a thermal siphon effect. This in turn contributes to a higher rate of heat transfer. In addition, sedimentation is minimized because the tank contents are agitated and particles are kept in suspension. As a result, heating surfaces tend to be "self cleaning" and tank bottom sludge is reduced.