World Leader in Flameless
Gas Infrared Catalytic Heaters
to Prevent Pipeline Freezing
• Gas Production
• Transmission Pipelines
• Distribution Systems
• Gate Stations
For more than 40 years, Bruest has led the industry
in manufacturing catalytic heater equipment to
prevent freeze-ups in critical metering and regulating
equipment, and to heat meter buildings, platforms
and pipelines. Bruest products are exceptionally
well suited for flammable products storage areas,
and compressor buildings where there's a
In 2003, Bruest introduced a revolutionary,
and now widely-proven technology to prevent
pipeline freezing: HotCat.
HotCat is quiet and energy-efficient, and is
approved for Class 1, Division 1 & 2, Group D
areas. Many of North America’s most prominent
utilities now use HotCat technology to prevent
pipeline freezing without the hazard, chemical cost
and maintenance of water bath devices. And,
without the environmental and liability issues that
come with the use of ethylene glycol heaters.
In November of 2012, we introduced high-capacity
HotCat Line Heaters at PowerGen International in
Orlando. HotCat Line Heaters are ideally suited to the protection of natural gas lines, turbines and regulating equipment. They are also applicable to the heating of
high pressure gas from wellheads and distribution
stations, natural gas at gate stations, high pressure gas
from oilfields, and compressed natural gas tanks and tube trailers. (read more)
Three other important systems are the space-saving HotCat, which prevents pipeline freezing where space is limited, the Super Freez-Fiter pipeline heaters, and the Freez-Fiter Plus pilot heater.
Bruest flameless, infrared, radiant heating systems
provide extended service life with minimal maintenance; many of our catalytic systems have
been in continuous service for more than two decades without requiring an overhaul or major repair.
The Bruest catalytic heater is approved by Factory
Mutual and by Canadian Standards Association
for Class 1, Group D locations. Each is custom
manufactured to the application.*
Download our Bruest Product Catalog.
Download our HotCat Pipeline Heaters Brochure.
Bruest HotCat products to prevent pipeline freezing
are protected by US and Canadian patents.
*Canadian Standards Association does not
approve portable heaters.
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