Industrial Laundry

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 leading company in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of direct contact water heaters and heat exchangers. So, their equipment is the ideal way to maximize savings for fuel water and sewer costs while increasing water heating efficiency. In fact, Kemco systems offer a 99.7% return, greatly outperforming conventional water heating equipment.

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 water heating systems do not need high-pressure insurance or licensed operators to function in your facility. They also do not require boiler feed chemicals and frequent, costly maintenance like other boilers. Furthermore, Kemco direct contact water heater systems will remove the need for steam. As a result, you can reduce steam in your facility with 100% steam-free equipment.

Built-in rust prevention

Kemco technology is designed to create direct contact between water and flame, so it can burn more oxygen in the water. In fact, Kemco systems burn up to 80% more of the oxygen present in your water. As a result, it reduces oxidation and protects the stainless steel construction from rusting.

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Kemco wastewater heat recovery systems

R.W. Martin also offers Kemco wastewater heat recovery systems in addition to their direct contact water heater inventory. If you want to maximize your facility’s energy efficiency, wastewater heat recovery is the ideal solution. These systems will take heat from wastewater and use it to preheat incoming water. Most notably, Kemco systems are exceptionally efficient, offering 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

All industrial laundry facilities come with their unique sets of needs. However, one thing they all need is reliable, efficient machinery. Thus, R.W. Martin & Sons Inc. works to provide a diverse selection of equipment and services to fulfill the needs of any facility.

R.W. Martin was founded by Robert W. Martin over 50 years ago. Today, the company is a leading supplier of reliable laundry equipment, aggregate heaters, and much more. In fact, R.W. Martin has built a reputation for servicing equipment from virtually every manufacturer in the industry. As a result, they have the experience necessary for providing the best possible equipment solutions.

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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