Direct Contact Water Heater Systems

High-Efficiency Direct Contact Water Heater Systems from R.W. Martin

Industrial laundry operations rely on a stream of clean, hot water to keep their facility running. If your hot water supply runs out, you can no longer effectively clean laundry. As a result, your facility loses valuable time and money to frequent downtime. However, a direct contact water heater can help you avoid this downtime and keep your operation running.

With R.W. Martin & Sons Inc. direct contact water heaters, you can acquire high-efficiency water heating systems for your facility. Direct contact water heating systems are the perfect solution for maintaining a constant flow of hot water. Most importantly, a DC water heater will prevent machinery downtime and offer maximum productivity.

R.W. Martin is a leading provider of industrial laundry equipment solutions including direct contact water heaters, washing machines, tunnel washers, and more! Select from both new and used machinery from distinguished manufacturers like Kemco and Sioux. Furthermore, R.W. Martin offers competitive pricing, so they won’t exceed your budget.

Advantages of Kemco direct contact water heater systems

If your equipment is struggling to keep up and produce a reliable flow of hot water, you are regularly losing time and money. With a Kemco direct contact water heater, however, your facility will always have the hot water it needs to operate optimally. Here are some benefits of choosing Kemco DC water heaters:

More cost-efficient

Kemco is a leader in the design and manufacturing of direct contact water heating systems and heat exchangers. So, installing a Kemco system is an effective way to increase your savings for fuel water and sewer costs while improving overall efficiency. Most notably, Kemco direct contact water heaters provide a 99.7% return, which is far higher than conventional water heating machinery.

Here is how much you would spend to get a full $100 benefit of gas water heating with Kemco versus other water heating solutions:

  • Kemco Direct Contact Water Heater at 99.7% efficiency: $100.30
  • Conventional Gas Water Heater at 70% efficiency: $142.86
  • Steam Boiler and Heat Exchanger at 65% efficiency: $153.85

Steam-free and easy to operate

Kemco DC water heaters do not require high-pressure insurance or licensed operators. They also do not need frequent maintenance or boiler feed chemicals, so they are much easier to operate and maintain. Additionally, Kemco direct contact water heating equipment is 100% steam-free. As a result, you can significantly decrease the amount of steam in your facility.

Built-in rust prevention

Kemco’s patented water heating technology puts water in direct contact with flame, so it burns much more oxygen in the water. Kemco water heating systems will burn up to 80% more oxygen in your water. This decreases the rate of oxidation and defends the system from rusting and corrosion.

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Kemco wastewater heat recovery systems

R.W. Martin carries many Kemco wastewater heat recovery systems in addition to their inventory of direct contact water heaters. If you want to improve your facility’s energy efficiency, wastewater heat recovery is the best method. These systems take heat from wastewater and use it to preheat the incoming cold water. Kemco systems are also uniquely efficient, providing up to a 5°F approach.

For example, when clean water comes into the system at 60 to 65°F, Kemco’s heat recovery technology will preheat the water to within 5 to 10 degrees of the present wastewater. As a result, you save upwards to 60% of the heat energy you would have lost. Furthermore, these savings will give you a complete return on investment within 1 to 2 years after installation.

Another advantage of Kemco wastewater heat recovery systems is its ability to be mounted to walls and ceilings. This will allow you to use your floor space more efficiently. Kemco systems can also create multiple temperatures at the same time. So, they are the optimal choice for hot and tempered water systems.

Additionally, Kemco equipment features durable, stainless steel construction. As a result, it has inherent corrosion resistance and offers much longer operation lifespans. Furthermore, Kemco systems exceed TEMA quality and performance standards for shell and tube heat exchangers. So, you can trust that you are receiving the industry’s best equipment for your facility.

About R.W. Martin & Sons Inc. | Direct contact water heater

Every laundry facility has its own specific set of needs. However, one thing every facility needs is reliable equipment. R.W. Martin & Sons Inc. works to give their clients a diverse catalog of equipment and services to satisfy the needs of any laundry facility.

R.W. Martin Company was founded by Robert W. Martin more than 50 years ago. They are now the leading provider of laundry equipment solutions, aggregate heaters, and much more. R.W. Martin also offers experience with servicing equipment from nearly every manufacturer in the industry. As a result, you can depend on them to deliver the best equipment solutions for your facility.

R.W. Martin & Sons Inc. buys, sells, and rents new and pre-owned equipment with competitive pricing, so you can get the machinery your facility needs without overspending. If you are looking for equipment that will maximize your facility’s efficiency and save you money, contact R.W. Martin Company today or visit their website at

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