Heatec celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. The company continues to design, manufacture and service heating and storage equipment. Heatec products are used in a variety of industries, including hot mix asphalt plants, asphalt terminals, gas processing plants, food and beverage production facilities, chemical plants and power plants. The company continues to adapt its products to meet the needs and standards of the international market and to configure the products for easy transport overseas.
The company developed new computerized control systems for asphalt terminals and tank farms at hot mix asphalt plants. Heatec polymer systems were upgraded to use programmable logic controllers (PLCs). New versions of its Recon® monitoring system were introduced. One version can monitor equipment at numerous plants simultaneously, eliminating the need to switch back and forth. Another version expands the monitoring capabilities to include the operating status of the heater.
The company has expanded its customer training programs to include an annual class on operation of equipment at asphalt terminals. The class is conducted at the training center located at the Heatec manufacturing facility. The company continues to participate in Astec customer schools held in Chattanooga and to provide on-site training for operators at their facilities.