2019 Heater Showcase
By Canadian Rental Staff
It’s Canada, so we need heat. Keep your customers going all winter with these advanced products.
By Canadian Rental Staff
Many convenient features
The Foreman 230 is the latest model to join the line-up of indirect heaters from L.B. White providing 230,000 BTU per hour of clean, dry heat and quiet operation. The portable Foreman 230 has robust components, like a protective frame and no-flat wheels, and is easy to move. It stands on end for efficient storage. Recirculation and remote thermostat control features aid fuel efficiency. The Foreman 230 can be ducted up to 100 feet. An onboard voltmeter confirms the 120 volts necessary to operate are supplied while diagnostic lights and Beckett burner controls provide additional operator support. An onboard hour meter tracks total operating machine hours. The Dual Fuel model runs on both natural gas or propane and a lockable ball valve allows for a quick change in fuel. The oil-fueled model runs on diesel and features a 33-gallon heavy-duty, metal diesel tank that supports 19 hours of runtime at full output. The Foreman 230 is third-party certified to national standards for use in the U.S. and Canada.
Fuel changes with the flip of a switch
Nomad tent and construction heaters offer a variety of standard features that provide party, equipment and construction rental companies with user flexibility. All three models are dual fuel – natural gas and liquid propane – and the gas selection is made with a simple flip of a switch. Each one offers two heat settings allowing for rapid pre-heating on high and then fuel-efficient temperature maintenance while running on low. Nomads feature larger horsepower motors delivering higher cubic-feet-per-minute for excellent heat distribution. And the high limit switch is reset easily by simply turning the power off and then restarting the unit. No tools or mechanical aptitude are required to accomplish the task. Finally, Nomad accessories include a unique 30-inch transition duct as an option in addition to standard-length ducting and diffusers common to all brands. The HS115TC runs at 115,000 BTU on high and 80,000 BTU on low. The HS190TC operates at 190,000 BTU on high and 130,000 BTU on low. The HS250TC functions at 250,000 BTU on high and 175,000 BTU on low.
People aren’t able to perform at their best when they’re cold. As the temperature drops, Norseman’s portable heat-ducting gear is more than up to the challenge of keeping teams warm. The top-of-the-line Arctic Helix High-Temp portable heat duct is designed to excel in ice, snow, sleet, and cold temperatures. Built with advanced fiberglass fabric with silicone coating on both sides and a stainless steel collar for a rust-free connection, the Arctic Helix HT is uncompromising when it comes to efficiency and durability, making it suitable for rental companies and their customers. Designed to prevent cracking and remain extremely pliable in cold climates, this duct’s fiberglass fabric is odor-free; mould, mildew and fire-resistant; and doesn’t freeze in sub-zero temperatures. The Arctic Helix HT also includes an FR Santoprene durable wear strip that provides another layer of protection no matter how much it’s pulled and dragged across the jobsite. The wire helix design of the Arctic Helix HT provides strong structure, allowing consistent air flow, and can be used in horizontal and vertical applications. The Arctic Helix HT is available with a pin-lock collar on one end and a belted-cuff collar on the other. It is a bi-directional duct, so it can be connected from either end. The Artic Helix HT has a 260 C temperature rating at the heat source and it passes FR testing to NFPA-701 and CAN/ULC-S109. Despite its heavy-duty construction, the Arctic Helix HT has integrated compression straps that assist with carrying and minimize storage space on rental shelves.
One duct to serve them all
NTI Global has been in business for over 35 years and manufactures high-quality flexible duct and lay-flat tubing. As a leading supplier for many OEM heater companies and rental stores, NTI Global knows the challenges faced when pairing the right duct with the various heating unit brands. That’s changing with the innovative patent-pending Versa Duct. Versa Duct quickly transforms the ends of the duct from one style of coupling to another for a fast and very efficient joining of multiple duct sections. Additionally, because Versa Duct has adaptable ends, it will fit virtually every HVAC unit on the market allowing rental stores to carry one style of duct for the entire fleet.
Efficient and rental-friendly
Construction Equipment Solutions continues to provide quality heating products as well as service parts and technical assistance to the Canadian rental industry. CES carries a complete line of heating products for all heating applications and fuel choices, including propane, natural gas, electric, and oil fired units. As well, it supplies units that are direct-fired, indirect-fired and infrared as well as convection. The Val 6 heaters are designed with the highest quality and dependability in mind. The Val 6 radiant heat is able to heat an object without heating the air and loosing efficiency at the same time. Val 6 heaters are not affected by wind or cold ambient temperatures the same way forced air heaters are. Not only are Val 6 heaters eco-friendly, releasing only one to two parts per million of carbon monoxide, but they are able to convert almost 100 per cent of their fuel to energy. This makes the Val 6 a very efficient form of heating. CES also offers the full line of Marley Engineered heating products. The TBX series mobile warmer comes in two sizes. The mobile warmers have a thermostat with a positive off and fan-only positions with a range from 40 to 100 Fahrenheit. Ten-inch wheels allow for easy rolling over obstacles on a job site to the spot where heat is required.
Campo Equipment has introduced a new self-contained trailerized unit to its lineup, the Blaze 1000 Tow Behind. The manufacturer has taken the tried-and-trusted Blaze 1000D and extended its frame to accept a Kubota 1800 RPM generator set. The unit produces 13,500 CFM and has a maximum static pressure capability of 7.5 inches, which allows for an excellent 400 feet of ducting with recirculating capabilities. The unit also has three fan speeds to control CFM and delta. The unit sits on a double-wall 300-U.S.-gallon fuel tank that allows for 42 hours of run time and has true 150-per-cent spill containment. Transport is via a galvanized heavy-duty tandem 5,200-pound axle trailer. The Blaze 1000 Tow Behind comes equipped with low fuel alert and shutdown. Overall dimensions are 18.25 feet by 79 by 90 inches.
Refueling can be difficult on the job site, especially when heaters are 15 stories above the ground. Frost Fighter now has a solution: the 100-gallon Modular Fuel System. This versatile solutions allows users to quickly fit any Frost Fighter IDF350, IDF500, IDH400QR or IDH500QR into it. Using the easy slide-in system, installers can quickly swap heaters in and out, allowing rental stores to supply the right heat for the customer’s job site. The Modular Fuel System has a built-in steel 120-per-cent secondary containment system approved to UL733, and a four-point lifting bale that also allows stores to stack two systems together for easy storage while saving valuable floor space. Built-in fork pockets are standard, allowing easy movement and placement of the system. The system is available to purchase already installed or by itself.
The MIH800 delivers reliable heat for a wide variety of applications. The robust, heavy-duty steel cabinet stands up to the harshest of conditions while the single axle trailer allows for ease of mobility on the jobsite. Large doors provide easy access for maintenance and operation. Powered by a 1.6-liter Isuzu Tier Four Final engine, the MIH800 delivers 800,000 BTU with a maximum 82 C temperature output and better than 85 per cent heater efficiency. It’s encased in a durable steel enclosure. The MIH800 features a 32.8-hour run time on one fuel fill with no diesel exhaust fuel required. Its indirect flame technology produces heat that can be safely ducted into tents, buildings and other indoor areas. Comprehensive safety alarms and shutdowns protect workers and the burner fire eye shuts off the fuel pump if no flame is present. A positive air shutdown prevents runaway engine and the lockable cabinet prevents tampering and theft. Rear stabilizing jacks and single-point controls are standard. The MIH800 is U.S. Department of Transportation- and Transport Canada-compliant. Internal duct storage aids convenience, ease-of-transport and theft prevention. It is mounted on a single axle trailer with electric brakes for increased manoeuverability. Dual duct outlets allow for multiple duct runs.
Heat and light
The self-contained heater trailer from Flagro includes a 400,000-BTU indirect-fired oil heater trailer with a light tower on 15-inch rims and tires. The trailer includes an hour meter, an interior compartment light, turn signals and tail lights, single-axle brakes and electric emergency brakes. The heater boasts a 78-hour run time with full containment and the nine-foot two-stage mast holds two 1,000-watt lights. The Stamford Newage generator is powered by Yanmar or Kubota engines. Heat output is 390,000 BTU per hour and 3,000 CFM from a 16-gauge, 304 stainless steel exchanger. The trailer accepts two 12-inch or one 16-inch duct connections.
Expands rental window
Dryair has introduced the new D-CAN 25 2,500 CFM desiccant dehumidification attachment to its line of hydronic heating equipment. Utilizing a Dryair Greenthaw or central hydronic heating unit as the heat source for reactivation of the desiccant wheel, the D-CAN 25 can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 50 per cent compared to many conventional desiccant dehumidification systems. The system can deliver huge fuel savings and significantly reduce power requirements resulting in a much greener and economical alternative to desiccant drying. This new attachment also offers Dryair rental operators the opportunity to expand the utilization of their fleet of greenthaw and central hydronic heating units to a full 12 months out of the year.
Quest Construction Equipment has introduced the Quest PowerHeat 4500 delivering better ROI in two ways. The PowerHeat 4500 can be used with Quest hydronic accessories to do building heat, emergency heat and provide heat in many ways for the oil and gas and environmental industries. It can also accommodate up to 4,500 feet of hose to allow 9,000 square feet of thaw with no additional hose reels or booster pumps.
The onboard manifold system allows users to move the unit without having to pick up all the ground thaw hose. It also allows for multiple areas of thaw. The 500-foot loops allow the user to only pull the amount of hose needed for the job. The shorter loops also provide much better heat distribution during the job. The optional remote manifold allows users to do bridge decks without having to lift the unit into place. It also allows multiple areas of thaw or cure as well as temporary heat at the same time. With the stainless steel combustion chamber, there is no need for mixing booster pumps when doing concrete curing. Just dial down the aquastat and cure. The roll-up door will not freeze or break as the design allows the door to pivot back inside the unit.
The Cube HK1500 from Heat King is a 1.5 million BTU-per-hour glycol heating system that can reliably push glycol vertically 300 feet and can distribute the heat through manifolds to as many as 30 space heaters. Or it can be used to ground thaw or concrete cure with as many as 18 700-foot hoses. The Cube is available in diesel and LP/NG. With optional HX200 heat exchangers the Cube can space heat up to 1.4 million square feet, thaw 34,000 square feet of ground or cure 68,000 square feet of concrete. One person can set it up without special training. The rugged high-pressure custom hoses have self-sealing hydraulic fittings to minimize spills. A programmable logic controller requires minimal input from the operator to manage flow and temperatures. The Cube is built with multiple redundant safety systems. The unit interior can be accessed from all sides, with access to almost all internal elements from the front. It can be forklifted from either side or craned from the bottom.
Wacker Neuson offers a variety of surface heaters to keep projects on schedule and within budget with hydronic technology. Hydronic surface heaters are designed to quickly and economically thaw frozen ground, cure concrete, prevent frost and provide temporary heat during cold weather conditions. Wacker Neuson’s line of heaters has proven to effectively manage cold weather projects by significantly reducing project costs, delivering high quality and maintaining tight project schedules. Wacker Neuson has a variety of models available to choose from depending on the size of the job. Six hydronic surface heaters are available with thawing and curing capabilities ranging from 2,200 to 10,000 square feet. Adding accessories will greatly increase capabilities. These units are easy to operate and engineered for reliable, trouble-free starts even in the coldest weather conditions. A positive displacement pump provides maximum flow and assures consistent heat delivery for thawing and curing. The digital temperature controller with push-button adjustments allows operators to easily adjust the heat transfer fluid output temperature for all concrete-curing applications. Wacker Neuson’s most popular model is the E3000. Engineered for reliable performance and trouble-free starts for up to 140 hours of run time, the E3000 will provide maximum flow and ensure consistent heat delivery for thawing and curing applications. The E3000 thaws or cures up to 6,000 square feet and with accessories can manage up to 18,000 square feet or provide 535,000 cubic feet of dry heat at 83 per cent efficiency.