Temporary Heating Solutions for Oil & Gas Construction

Cahill has worked closely with Oil and Gas contractors across North America in the most severe environments.  Oil & Gas construction projects operate under strict budgetary constraints and time schedules.  Satisfying these budget and time constraints becomes incredibly challenging during winter.  Construction contractors must trust their equipment, as construction delays can have severe financial implications.  Oil & Gas contractors tend to focus on three key aspects when choosing what equipment to use:

  1. Safety Implications
  2. Equipment Reliability
  3. Performance

Why is Cahill the Industry Leader in Temporary Heating?

Cahill diesel heater used for hoarding application
CH12MS flameless jet heater


Three major types of heating are available in the market:

Direct-fired heaters containing an open fire source are usually prohibited on Oil and Gas construction projects.  The open flame from a direct-fired heater provides a significant fire risk.  While more efficient than indirect-fired heaters, they are not as safe.

Flameless heaters from Cahill enhance job site safety by eliminating the risks caused by an open flame.

SAFETY CONSIDERATION: Spillage Containment & Equipment Decluttering

Cahill Heaters are equipped with built-in secondary containment systems. Oil and gas construction projects must follow rigid environmental protection protocols, including fuel spill mitigation. Most heaters require external trays or spillage containment equipment. 

Cahill Heaters have 110% fuel containment capacity for all the fluids within the system.  Using a Cahill Heater eliminates the need for additional on-site spill containment equipment.

In addition to not needing additional spill containment equipment, Cahill Heaters also provides industry-leading BTU output per unit. You also need fewer heaters to generate the same amount of heat.  For any sized job site, less equipment means:


An important consideration when selecting equipment for an Oil & Gas construction project is the potential for downtime caused by an equipment malfunction.  Cahill Heaters provides industry-leading ease of service and equipment maintenance.  All our heaters are designed for easy, on-site part replacement.  All parts on a Cahill flameless heater can be replaced within 2 hours.


A heater’s static pressure design determines how far air can be delivered from the source. Usually, when temporary heaters are used on a project, contractors employ a fire watch as an additional safety measure. However, if the static pressure is high enough to deliver heated air from hundreds of feet away, the need for an expensive fire watch can be eliminated. Thus, static pressure becomes a key consideration with economic implications and safety improvements.  Cahill heaters far outperform competing heaters through their capability to deliver 500ft of either horizontal or vertical air. Fire watch is determined by a heater having a flame or not having a flame… not how far the air is pushed from the heat source.


We have a variety of portable flameless heaters engineered to meet your temporary heating needs.