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Heater showcase – October 2014

It’s our most popular showcase of the year! Here’s what is new in construction heat technology. 


September 18, 2014
By Canadian Rental Association

It’s our most popular showcase of the year! Here’s what is new in construction heat technology. 

Re-designed 
  

Re-designed for convenience

thawzall.com

The Thawzall TCH250 is a hydronic heater representing a breakthrough in technology delivering improved capability with patented HeatZone fluid distribution technology.  Designed to provide superior thawing, curing or heating for any job, the TCH250 delivers a blistering 250,000 BTU/h of heat with excellent uniformity through five separate 600-foot zones. It thaws more quickly, cures more evenly, and saves a minimum of 24 gallons of fuel per day over its closest competitor. Improvements made to the TCH250’s function and design include a newly designed series flow pattern that provides more flow for better heat transfer; an easy-to-use and newly designed control box located at the rear passenger side with all the controls in one place for easier operator interface; an off/on switch that allows for untrained operator use; set temperature located at the HTF-return for more accurate cold weather concrete curing; a fuel gauge and low water alert added to the control box for easier troubleshooting; increased flow through larger and shorter piping, resulting in faster thawing and; a new power-in/power-out and free-wheeling feature for reel operation with a dynamic brake.


Runs off  
  

Runs off standard plugs

patronproducts.com

Patron E Series fan-forced electric heaters set the standard for heavy-duty portable electric heat. Proven in the Canadian rental industry for over 25 years and built for prolonged use in challenging situations, they feature rugged construction, a powder coated steel housing, and a high-quality sealed motor. Each unit is equipped with overheat protection and a durable outer steel casing that stays cool even when the heater is running. They are capable of a very quick rise to high temperatures, with the industrial-grade fan distributing warm air constantly. E Series heaters are designed to meet the expectations of any job site or application. The Patron E6 and E9 are top sellers. They can be used in the most demanding environments and have proven their abilities in hundreds of applications. They are both 240V units and pull 25 and 37.5 amps, respectively. This means the E6 will run off a household dryer receptacle, and an E9 off a stove receptacle. In conjunction, these two units can produce up to 50,000 BTU/h in one single household or condo unit. Producing up to 350 CFM in airflow, the comfortably, clean, safe air is dispersed over a large area with ease.


FVNP-400 
  

Proven in tough winters

flagro.ca

Flagro Industries has introduced the FVNP-400 indirect-fired, dual-fuel, construction heater for the 2014-15 heating season. It is based on the 390,000 BTU/h heater that has proven itself through tough Canadian winters for the past nine years. This heater is now available as a dual-fuel unit, switching from natural gas to propane with the turn of a lever, making it ready to rent with less service time. The FVNP-400 provides clean, dry air at 180 degrees above the ambient temperature. Standard equipment includes 16-gauge, fully welded, stainless steel heat exchangers; Riello burner technology; and low-amperage electrical requirements. Optional equipment available includes Hitex ducting and a 25-foot thermostat kit.

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IX800 
  

Low exhaust temperatures

sureflame.ca

On the eve of the 2014-2015 heating season, Sure Flame has released its most energy-efficient temporary heating system yet. The new IX800 indirect-fired heater uses a patented S-curve design, which retains most of the valuable heat while keeping the exhaust temperatures nice and low. “We’re really excited about this product,” says Brent Cummins, sales and marketing manager for the Lethbridge, Alta.-based company. “The energy cost savings with this technology are significant and we know our customers can appreciate that.” In the harshest conditions, the high-capacity IX800 is a dependable solution for a range of applications including worksite heat, concrete curing, winter painting as well as plant maintenance. Enclosed in a tough steel compartment, the heater has a number useful features including a simple switch from natural gas to propane with the flick of a lever; three re-circulation options; a variable-frequency-drive soft-start control for smoother startup with lower amp draw; a remote thermostat with an accessible burner and electrical controls; a compact design for easy storage with handy forklift and pallet jack pockets; two 16-inch or one 20-inch duct options; and both one-phase and three-phase electrical inputs as a standard feature.


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Low-draw motor

frost-fighter.com

Frost Fighter has introduced a low-draw, 115V/15A motor on its IDF500 series of industrial grade portable heating systems. Both the oil/diesel and liquid propane/natural gas models are manufactured with a new low-amp motor that is designed to provide more versatility on jobsites, by using a standard 15-amp outlet. The low-amp design ensures a lower electrical operating cost of up to 20 per cent versus the previous configuration of 115V/20A service. The IDF Series of heaters are still equipped with the many outstanding performance and safety features that have made Frost Fighter a premier choice for portable heating solutions including an insulated jacket; an industrial-grade burner; a poly tank with environmental spill containment; 16-inch, heavy-duty, six-ply tires; three trials for ignition; and a ball valve gas switchover. A re-designed BTU Calculator can be found on the Frost Fighter home page, providing an effective, quick and easy tool to assist in determining the best heating solutions.


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Quality and dependability

ces-sales.com

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 infra-red as well as convection. The Val 6 heaters are designed with the highest of 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. The Val 6 heaters are not affected by wind or cold ambient temperatures the same way forced air heaters are. Not only are the 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 F. Ten-inch wheels allow for easy rolling over obstacles on a job site to the spot where heat is required. Marley offers a complete line of electrics from 1,300W up to 100,000 BTU.


Wacker-Neuson_HIF1200 
  

Flameless heater tech

ca.wackerneuson.com

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 infra-red as well as convection. The Val 6 heaters are designed with the highest of 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. The Val 6 heaters are not affected by wind or cold ambient temperatures the same way forced air heaters are. Not only are the 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 F. Ten-inch wheels allow for easy rolling over obstacles on a job site to the spot where heat is required. Marley offers a complete line of electrics from 1,300W up to 100,000 BTU.


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Power and versatility
campoequipment.com
Producing 399,000 BTU at 5,500 CFM, yet ductable to 150 feet with a full load power consumption of a mere 8.5A, the Blaze 400D/G Turbo is designed to the highest performance level in its class. Capable of three inches of static pressure, it features whisper-quiet operation, a 220 F heat rise and air-re-circulating capabilities.  Designed to meet the particular needs of the rental market, the low-amp draw and high static capability makes the Turbo adaptable to unpredictable environments. The sleek and compact design (76.7 by 31 by 57.6 inches) further increases versatility for various heating and drying applications. Rental-rugged and designed for durability, each unit comes equipped with a lifting bar and forklift pockets as well as optional foam-filled tires and quick-connects for external tank hook up. More features are available, including a digital, panel-mounted voltmeter; multiple firing rates; interchangeable burners; a stainless steel heat exchanger; an easy LP/NG switchover valve; Riello and Beckett burner options for both oil and gas; a redundant failsafe control system; an oil-pressure gauge; thermostat operation; and an incorrect polarity indicator. Blaze 400 D/G units come equipped with a Genysis Beckett Controller. They are CSA/UL approved, and come equipped with a 42-U.S.-gallon onboard fuel tank with an optional 100-gallon fuel tank available.


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Portable and flexible
brooksconstruction.ca
John Brooks Construction has introduced the Flagro FVO-75TRFC series indirect-fired heater trailer for 2013. This oil-fired heater trailer includes a 180-gallon fuel tank, providing a continuous run time of 30 hours before re-fuelling is necessary. The fully welded steel fuel tank includes 100 per cent full fuel containment. The trailer includes a four-inch C-channel bumper for fuel tank protection, dual 3,500-pound axles and is U.S. Department of Transportation-approved. The powerful reverse-inclined blower and Riello burners provide 130 F temperature rise at 7,000 CFM. The return air duct inlet allows for re-circulation of warm inside air and/or pressurization of the building as desired. Both one- and three-phase power supply options are standard equipment. The proven Flagro heat exchanger design using 304 Series stainless steel construction ensures the FV-750 will stand up to the most brutal winters North America offers. Optional Hitex ducting and thermostat kits are also available.


MAXI-HEAT-at-Wellhead 
  

Available gas monitoring

allmand.com

Allmand manufactures the Maxi-Heat portable heater for temporary worksite heat, concrete curing, equipment pre-heating, wellhead thawing, plant maintenance, pipeline construction, winter painting, industrial tank coating, and a host of other applications. Indirect combustion through Maxi-Heat’s twin diesel-fired heaters ensures that only clean, breathable heated air enters the work area. Each of the heater units has 16-inch-diameter flanged outlets that allow up to 110 feet of flexible ducting to be connected to each unit, ensuring that combustion by-products from the heat exchangers are exhausted safely away from the heated area. The Allmand Maxi-Heat now features a 250-gallon fuel capacity that provides over 30 hours of continuous operation. The Maxi-Heat’s heater units produce a total of 1,010,000 BTU/h at sea level with a total output of 6,500 CFM of clean, heated air. Each of the two individual heater units may be operated independently if heating requirements are less demanding. Allmand also offers a way to warn operators of hazardous gas accumulation. The Allmand Maxi-Heat, when equipped with the General Monitors combustible gas-monitoring system, provides a high-performance heater with a self-contained and cost-effective monitoring system to operate in potentially hazardous environments. The General Monitors S4000CH system, when properly calibrated and maintained, provides an enhanced level of safety by monitoring combustible gases, warns of any accumula¬tion, and provides status identification by triggering lights and shutting down the heater. The unit can be self-calibrated by a certified technician by activating a magnetic switch and applying a test gas.


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Massive indirect heat
lmtemperature.com
At 4.2 million BTU/h, the IDF4200 from L.M. Temperature Control is one of the largest indirect-fired heater platforms available in Canada. It has a temperature rise of up to 82 C and an air output volume of 21,000 CFM at three inches of static pressure, delivered through a single 36-inch outlet. The heat exchanger is constructed of stainless steel and is simple to use with push-button controls. This indirect, diesel-fired heater can provide clean, safe, and reliable air flow, ductable over long distances with minimal loss of air pressure or outlet temperature for the largest projects.


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Better heat transfer
thawzall.com
The Thawzall TCH150 hydronic portable heating and concrete-curing system can deliver big heat in a small package. The patented HeatZone technology thaws faster, cures concrete more uniformly and provides dry, flameless heat to winter construction jobs. Model TCH150 is well-suited for small- to medium-sized jobs and useful as an emergency backup for installed heating systems. The newly designed series flow pattern provides more flow for better heat transfer at over 30 gallons per minute. The newly designed control box located on the rear passenger side puts all the controls in one place for easier operator interface. A simple off/on switch allows for untrained operator use. The set temperature delivery controls allow for consistent uniform heat transfer for accurate cold-weather concrete curing. Return temperature displays monitor heat transfer for peace of mind. The fuel gauge and low-water alerts have been added to the control box for troubleshooting. Flow is increased through larger-diameter but shorter piping, resulting in faster thawing and, when used with available unit heaters, more efficient heat distribution. The TCH150 features a new power-in/power-out and free-wheeling feature for reel operation with a dynamic brake.


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High static pressure
frost-fighter.com
Frost Fighter has introduced the IHS1500 Ice Fighter heating system, its most robust, powerful heating solution. Available in both oil/diesel and liquid propane/natural gas models, the IHS1500 Ice Fighter delivers 1,500,000 BTU/h and 11,000 CFM of heating capacity. The IHS1500 has a number of key features, including five inches of static pressure which allows for duct lengths of up to 100 feet on each side of the two standard 20-inch air outlets to pressurize and heat up a building more evenly and quickly. To maximize fuel efficiency and save on operating costs, the IHS1500 Ice Fighter is also equipped with two standard 20-inch air inlets for drawing in warmer interior air and allowing re-circulation. The heater is also designed with two-stage modulation so it can run on high-fire (1.5 million BTU) or low-fire (900,000 BTU) or modulate between the two temperatures on thermostat. Modulation and re-circulation capabilities provide flexibility to control heating requirements and reduce fuel costs. Multiple electrical configurations are available to suit any job-site power requirements.


DXH1000TS_1 
  

No need to watch it
ces-sales.com
With growing concerns in large metropolitan areas about the changes in job site safety laws regarding the use of fuel- or gas-powered heaters, the challenge to provide heat to these job sites has become very expensive and difficult. New from DeWalt this season is a line of construction-site electric heaters. These units can be operated without paying skilled labour to sit and watch the heater, leaving your customers time and money to get the job done. The thermostatically controlled DXH1000TS electric heater operates at either 10 or seven kilowatts depending on your power needs. With dual-coil supports, an oversized ergonomic handle and very durable job-site construction, this heater will provide your customer’s job site with many years of reliable service.


Wacker-Neuson_HI-770 
  

Senses gas leaks
ca.wackerneuson.com
The new combustible gas detection system for the Wacker Neuson HI 770XHD GD indirect-fired heater continuously samples the air surrounding the heater for the presence of hydrocarbons. If the system detects even trace amounts of hydrocarbons, such as methane, the burner is immediately shut down to avoid the possibility of igniting the combustible vapor. This new option for the HI 770XHD GD heater increases operating safety when working in potentially volatile applications like oil and gas exploration, underground and above ground mining, and restoration. The simple system consists of a gas sensor, gas detection system, engine air shutoff and strobe indicator. The ExP-rated gas detector continually monitors for and will pick up all types of hydrocarbons, including those resulting from nearby fuel spills, diesel vapors, etc. Once hydrocarbons are detected, the two-stage shutdown system for the HI 770XHD GD heater advances safety by first reducing surface temperatures during shut down. The CSA-certified Wacker Neuson HI 770HXD GD indirect-fired heater is designed for continuous, 24/7 operation at extreme ambient temperatures reaching -60 F. Featuring exclusive Recircul-Air technology to reduce fuel consumption and provide more uniform heating throughout the space, the HI 770XHD GD provides up to 770,000 BTU/hour heater input and 4,000 CFM airflow rating.


ECOBLACENUMBER 
  

Runs off 15A
campoequipment.com
Boasting the highest CFM levels in its class at 5,500 CFM, the Blaze 600D Turbo produces 588,000 BTU/h and consistently delivers the same quality with innovation.  It is one of the first heaters in its class to only draw 11.5 amps at full load, allowing it to run on a 15A circuit. Designed for durability and high performance, each unit is not only made to last but made to exceed expectations. The Blaze 600 comes equipped with whisper quiet operation, a 240 F heat rise and air re-circulating capabilities. Features include up to three inches of static pressure; 150 feet of ducting capability; a digital, panel-mounted voltmeter; an incorrect polarity indicator light; a stainless steel heat exchanger; a redundant, failsafe control system; an oil pressure gauge and remote thermostat operation. Additional features include a lifting bar and forklift pockets; a Genysis Beckett controller; a 42-U.S.-gallon onboard fuel tank and an optional 100-gallon fuel tank. The sleek and compact design (76.7 by 31 by 57.6 inches, weight 500 pounds) makes the 600 Turbo adaptable to various heating and drying applications.  They are CSA/UL – approved.