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What Makes for Quality Hot Oil and Hot Water Pumps

Efficiency is extremely important, but nothing trumps safety when it comes to priorities. This is especially true when dealing with hot liquid applications. Are you confident in the quality of your hot oil and hot water pumps? Keep reading for some important information on choosing the right equipment for the job. 

Things to Consider When Choosing a Pump

Choosing the right pump—and the right distributor—is a crucial part of the job. Dealing with high-temperature substances increases the risk of failure in a myriad of different areas, so knowing when a standard pump could handle something versus when a specialty pump is necessary is of the utmost importance. Keep reading for some expert guidance.

Standard or Specialized?

First thing’s first—will a standard pump get the job done, or do you need to invest in something specialized? This, of course, will depend on your applications and how you want things to run. For example, if you’re planning to have your pump run continuously, as well as have it set up with the proper options, a less expensive, standard pump might just do the trick. 

However, if you foresee frequent heat-up and cooldown cycles, other necessary operations and maintenance steps, or the requirement of experienced staff, you’ll want a specialty pump designed for high-temperature materials. 

Pipe Stress

With any pump and with any application, pipe stress is inevitable. But it’s important to keep in mind that, when dealing with higher-than-average temperatures, even more stress is put on the pipes in your system. 

Pipes that are specifically designed to deal with high temperatures will keep things running smoother for a lot longer. These specific designs can include thermal loops, expansion joints, and alignments that compensate for thermal contraction and expansion. 


Just like with pipe stress, corrosion is unavoidable—but made worse when dealing with high temperatures. Above about 120 degrees, corrosion rates increase exponentially regardless of the liquid. Make sure you remember that all liquids become more corrosive with increased temperatures when you’re selecting your pump. 

Quality Hot Oil and Hot Water Pumps

Choosing the right equipment is half the job done, so make sure you choose well. When it comes to high-quality, specialty pumps, we understand that every component matters—including the price. With Vulcan Pumps as a partner, you can get quality and cost-effective hot oil and hot water pumps. You won’t have to worry about compromising efficiency for low lead-time and cost. We’re here to help keep you competitive. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Our CombiTherm Product Lead-Times

You can blink and the world changes around you. Recent world events have set the stage for changes the world over—geographic, economic, and (unfortunately for so many) personal. Geopolitical conflict carries a ripple effect that isn’t contained in isolation. For many of our industry partners, they are understandably concerned about product logistics due to worldwide tensions. We are here to bring about confidence in our CombiTherm product lead-times despite current events, and reassure those who rely on our pumps, parts, and products. 

We Deliver When Others Don’t

The road to CombiTherm products is still open. CombiTherm hot oil and hot water pumps transfer bitumen, emulsions, and virtually every other liquid element inherent to makeup. A great asset of these pumps is their ability to replace most industry-leading pump brands and integrate seamlessly into pump systems. Being inventoried in North America, CombiTherm pumps offer quick and easy delivery when OEMs and other major manufacturers are unable to offer replacement pumps on short notice. 

As the master distributor of CombiTherm pumps in the U.S. and Canada, Vulcan Pumps is uniquely poised to deliver high-quality hot oil and hot water pumps right to your business. No need to worry about a short-notice replacement or costly OEM component: We have your industry part, pump, and product needs covered. 

Why You Can Count on Our CombiTherm Flow Product Lead-Times

The benefit of being a local provider of CombiTherm products is short lead-times and trusted expertise. Vulcan Pumps can offer quick shipments right from stock; in fact, our CombiTherm hot oil and hot water pumps are available for immediate shipment. There’s no need to worry about long and drawn out CombiTherm product lead-times when buying from us. We are here and ready to do business with you. 

If you’re in the market for OEM or aftermarket hot oil and hot water pumps, look no further than Vulcan Pumps. Contact us to start your shipment, resume processes or bring them back to scale, and/or ramp up production. We understand the concern current events have instigated: We are committed to doing our part to do right by our industry partners. We can offer product peace of mind in otherwise volatile circumstances. May lasting peace soon return to the global stage. 

OEM SPX Flow Hot Oil and Hot Water Pumps

When manufacturing high-quality boilers, every component matters. But so does the price point. So, the question often becomes this as an OEM: How do you effectively marry the two to remain market competitive? For some, the answer is seemingly elusive. However, the right distributor makes all the difference. With Vulcan Pumps, you can secure a quality, cost-effective, primary unit pump—at a fraction of the lead-time, cost, and without compromising on product integrity. 

Application-Ready Hot Oil and Hot Water Pumps

The 150-pound, 232 PSI CombiTherm and 300+pound, 560 PSI CombiTherm+ hot oil and hot water pumps see use in highly specific, high-temperature settings free from caustic and/or acidic conditions. These pumps offer niche industry use, including in thermal oil/hot water and heat transfer, asphalt production, marine, food production, boiler/reactor, paper and wood-based applications, rubbers and plastics, and other air-cooled thermal pumping and thermanol pump applications. These pumps can handle temperatures up to 662°F of glycol and hot water mix. 

All this said, not only are the SPX Flow line of hot oil and hot water pumps application-ready: They are also able to be quickly and cost-effectively supplied to meet ongoing OEM requirements and ensuing consumer assurances. With one-year service life guarantees for your consumers standard, you need a pump that lasts as long as what’s advertised—and then some. Vulcan Pumps offers hot oil and hot water pumps at a competitive price point and with fast delivery for an in-budget and on-time manufacturing process. 

We Help Provide Much-Needed Market Efficiency

Vulcan Pumps is in the pump business to help you manufacture quality, meet market benchmarks and metrics, and stay continually competitive. Many OEMs have a time finding a distributor that hits everything on their checklist. Many distributors have offerings out of price range, lack customer service, and/or have long lead-times that don’t work for your manufacturing process. Vulcan Pumps offers a partnership for OEMs that meets your requirements and more. We are even able to fully replace or interchange European-spec DEAN and SIHI pumps to your benefit. With us, you are not limited by pump brand—and have increased flexibility in this area. 

Partner with Vulcan Pumps

Vulcan Pumps is the master distributor for SPX Flow CombiTherm and CombiTherm+ pumps in North America (excluding Mexico). While this distinction positions us as a major player in specialized pumps and pumping systems, our compelling customer service is what really helps to set us apart for our OEM partners. Contact us to learn more about how we can provide quick delivery, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service for your manufacturing needs.

Aftermarket SPX Flow Hot Oil and Hot Water Pumps

When you’re in the field with a broken down hot thermal centrifugal pump, you can be hard-pressed to find a suitable replacement. You could try and reach out to the OEM or another manufacturer, but the turnaround—by itself—could cost you significant time and money. What you need is a reasonable pump replacement, fast. Vulcan Pumps offers aftermarket hot oil and hot water pumps well-suited to replace many different manufactured thermal pumps. 

About Our Hot Oil and Hot Water Pumps

Vulcan Pumps’ hot oil and hot water pumps are available in two main types: CombiTherm and CombiTherm+. Specific application requirements will inform which type is right for your site. For instance, the foot-mounted, 150-pound CombiTherm pump is used often for hot oil – asphalt applications as it excels at pumping therminol to heat up asphalt. 

Our CombiTherm pump is a 150-pound, foot-mounted flange pump at 232 PSI. The pump ensures process temperatures are uniform and damaging heat stays clear of seal bearings and faces, which avoids the need for external cooling when used properly. Core features include the throttle bush, journal bearing, and seal placement—all of which work to decrease circulation and temperature along the pump. 

The pump works well in a number of industry settings and applications, including food preparation, asphalt, roofing and roads, rubber and plastics, paper and wood, and high-temperature hot water heating systems. 

Our CombiTherm+ pump is a center-mounted, 300+ pound flange pump at 360 PSI. While both CombiTherm and CombiTherm+ can handle the same kind of hot oil, water, and/or glycol applications, CombiTherm+ has the capacity to handle the most stringent requirements. It’s built to handle hot water glycol mixtures, and is specifically made to eliminate expensive mechanical seal and seal support systems. CombiTherm+ boasts key service-life features, including a high efficiency impeller, single mechanical seal balanced with EPDM O-rings, optimized cooling fans, and life-saving magnetic drain plug for seals and bearings. 

Why Vulcan Pumps

Vulcan Pumps is the North American (excluding Mexico) master distributor for the SPX Flow CombiTherm and CombiTherm+ lines of hot oil and hot water pumps. Our pumps can replace common DEAN and SIHI varieties. 

However, our major claim to fame shines through in our competitive price, quick delivery, and quality customer service. Not many do what we do and serve who we serve, which makes our bedrock mission all the more important: Helping get your application back on track. Whether you’re in bread manufacturing, wood processing, or somewhere in between, we can supply an aftermarket, replacement pump that meets your needs—fast.