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Construction Heater Showcase

By Canadian Rental Staff   

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When it gets cold, your business gets hot. Here’s the latest in construction heat technology. 

your business gets hot. Here’s the latest in construction heat technology.

Efficient and rental-friendly
CES (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 your 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.

Huge ductability
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 genset. 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.


Long run time
Flagro has introduced the FVO-200RC42 indirect fired heater, which is equipped with a 42-gallon fuel tank allowing the heater to operate on thermostat for 48 hours before refuelling is necessary. This construction heater provides 185,000 BTU-per-hour of indirect-fired heat using proven Riello burner technology. The new burner design includes a nozzle pre-heater for cold weather start-up as well as an upgraded cold weather fuel pump. The powerful backward-inclined blower provides ultra-quiet operation while requiring low amperage. This low amperage and the smart power indicator control help solve the power supply issues that exist on most job sites. The 200 series heaters provide 2,600 CFM, ductable up to 150 feet and include flat-free solid pneumatic wheels – no more changing flat tires on heaters.

Stand-alone system
With over 20 years’ experience in the development and production of heating equipment, Tamarack Industries has introduced the Heat King IDF-1000. This 1,000,000-BTU indirect-fired air-heating beast is a stand-alone system with no need for a generator. The Heat King IDF-1000 has been designed with the “Keep it simple” motto in mind. It is mounted on a tandem axle trailer that can be towed to the job and is ready to go to work. The contractor can hit four switches and walk away. The Heat King IDF-1000 boasts features such as a Yanmar Tier 4 diesel engine; more than 40 hours of continuous run time on a 326-gallon fuel tank; three variable speed air flows, a remote thermostat and multiple supply and return ducting options.

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 is familiar with the challenges faced when pairing the right duct with different brands of heating unit. NTI plans to change all that with its 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 their entire fleet.

Efficient power
The IDH400QR from Frost Fighter offers the proven reliability and durability of the IDF series with enhanced features and the newest technology. The IDH400QR supplies up to 400,000 BTU with the ability to recirculate, which dramatically reduces fuel costs by utilizing heated interior air over the heat exchanger. Standard features include a high-capacity industrial-grade burner, a 42-U.S.-gallon tank with environmental spill containment, six-ply pneumatic tires, a fully insulated jacket for greater efficiency and a digital power readout. The IDH400QR has higher static pressure (2.8-inch water column), along with lower startup and running amps (9.2 amps). Like the IDF series, the unit includes a proven multi-pass stainless steel heat exchanger, providing unsurpassed heat transfer, efficiency, and durability. Additionally, the IDH400QR has one of the highest CFM ratings (2,800) in its class, providing powerful airflow. It now includes the ability to run the fan separately, allowing the unit to function as portable ventilation. The LP/NG unit comes with three trials for ignition, preventing nuisance service calls. The diesel unit is available with a Genysis reader for troubleshooting.

Electronic control system
Heatstar by Enerco offers the new Pro Series heaters, headlined by the HSP500ID-A (oil) and HSP400ID-G (LP/NG) indirect-fired, heavy-duty construction heaters. The HSP500ID-A runs up to 500,000 BTU while the HSP400ID-G dual-fuel unit operates at 400,000 BTU. Both heaters feature quiet fan operation and a fully electronic control system. This feature enhances fuel economy, minimizes maintenance and enables the heaters to operate without manual adjustments from zero to 9,000 feet of elevation. The stainless steel heat exchanger provides superior heat transfer and long service life. The large 46-gallon standard fuel tank on the oil-fired unit offers extended run time. These heaters arrive equipped with a heavy-duty lift bracket and frame. Both models ship standard with a dual 12-inch duct adapter. Or they can be adapted to one 16-inch duct with an optional duct adapter. These models provide over 4,000 CFM and they can supply ducts up to 100 feet long. The optional air intake recycling system significantly reduces fuel consumption by utilizing heated indoor air intake to the heat exchanger.

Unique combination of features
For over 50 years, Sure Flame has been a leading pioneer in the heating industry. Its newest heater, the ground-breaking dual-fuel SE410 is a direct-fired, enclosed-flame heater scheduled to begin production this fall. With cutting-edge features that include an innovative LCD control panel offering real-time diagnostics; an oxygen sensor-assisted feedback loop that allows the heater to adapt to environmental changes; an exterior shell that easily divides via rail sliders, providing quick and convenient access to its interior components; and ductable up to 75 feet, the SE410 provides a number of unique features while still providing a ductable, 400,000-BTU heat source. Sure Flame products are made in Canada and include a three-year warranty with all products meeting or exceeding CSA standards.

Hydronic heaven
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.

Breathable exhaust
This 1.5-million-BTU flameless heater from GAL Power is unusual in that it uses jet engine technology to provide a 200-Fahrenheit temperature rise over the inlet temperature. At 7,200 CFM, this unit has high static pressure up to .7 PSI and will also run at minus 40 Fahrenheit during harsh Canadian winters and move heat long distances. With one of the lowest carbon dioxide emissions ratings in the industry, the exhaust from this unit disperses less than 10 parts per million CO2 and is odourless, which means the exhaust is 100-per-cent breathable air. At the operation controls, it registers a mere 81 decibels and no external power sources are needed to power it. With 3.3 to 5.3 gallons-per-hour fuel consumption, it is 99.5-per-cent fuel efficient, which means more heat with less fuel allows for a significant cost savings.

Power and portability
The indirect-fired Foreman 750 heater by L.B. White is equipped to deliver clean, ultra-quiet heat where it’s needed most. This 750,000- BTU-per-hour unit is the most portable in its class with a convenient fold-down handle, never-go-flat urethane wheels and highly-engineered weight distribution. Forklift pockets, a hoist-friendly lifting bale, and stackable frame design make manoeuvering safer and storage more efficient. Fully vented and equipped to accommodate 100 feet of ducting, the Foreman 750 is well-suited for non-ventilated areas. Spaces where only clean, quiet heat are acceptable, like inhabited job sites and events, are well-served by indirect-fired Foreman 750 technology, too. Add two 12-inch ducts or one 16-inch duct to recirculate heated air and save on fuel cost. Simple-to-read status lights provide diagnostics during startup and an easy-access rear panel streamlines maintenance. Dual fuel and oil options available. The oil model features a convenient onboard tank with an eight-hour run time and can hook up to an external tank. The Foreman 750 is backed by an L.B. White exclusive two-year warranty.

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