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The PMG-60 was designed primarily for batch-type washers and because of its low rating may be allowed to exhaust directly into the room in compliance with NFPA 54. The PMG-100 and PMG-200 were designed to accommodate conveyor and flight-type washers as well. Induced draft venting was employed to allow the customer to more readily comply with NFPA 54 when these higher ratings are added to the other appliances in the kitchen.
The system stops mineral scale by introducing a measured amount of polyphosphate into the water. The mineral molecules, which have a positive charge, are attracted to the negative charge of the polyphosphate. The mineral molecules are unable to join together, so scale is unable to form.
These two models are approved for a 40 linear foot run. Note that an elbow is equivalent to 5 linear feet of pipe. Beyond this length, consult a ventilating specialist to provide appropriate means to move the exhaust farther. Booster fans are available in the industry that the specialist would be capable of applying.
Because the PMG-100 and PMG-200 heaters may add significantly to the equation, these Hatco gas boosters are equipped with an exhaust blower to aid with venting and allow for compliance to NFPA 54.
No. Currently there is no stacking kit available for this unit.
The internal temperature of the Thermo-Finisher® varies; however, this is not important in regard to its ability to perform. The cooking and finishing that is done in this oven is done as a result of the infrared energy that is coming from above and below the food product. The infrared energy is absorbed by the food, causing the food to heat up. Unlike a conventional oven, the temperature of the air in the cabinet is not what does the cooking in this type of device.
No. The only lubrication needed on a Toast-Qwik toaster would be on the bearing that accommodates the cooling fan in the back of the TQ-300/TQ-700 models (part number for a tube of lubrication is 05.01.018.00). Complete lubrication instructions for the TQ-300 and -700 series can be found in the Installation and Operation Manual for these units.The NEW TQ-10 through the TQ-1200 series motors are permanently lubricated which means they do not require any field lubrication.
Yes. Hatco uses voltage specific to electrical components in many of our products. In some cases performance will suffer or damage to the unit can occur if the wrong voltage is applied.
ColorGuard is Hatco's control system on the Toast Qwik® conveyor toasters that provides more consistent color on multiple orders of toast.
Our toasters will toast a variety of bread products. Day-old bread at room temperature that has been allowed to breathe works best. Toasting of coated products is not recommended.
Day-old bread that has been allowed to dry out thoroughly will toast faster and easier.
Yes. You can substitute any of the applicable racks. Simply designate the appropriate rack on the purchase order. To price, subtract the standard rack price and add the price of the replacement rack.
It is recommended that most product be held no more than 30-45 minutes, but certain products with the right packaging can be held as long as 2-3 hours.
Use a de-liming agent such as white vinegar in the water tank as often as necessary.
Three hours is a long holding time. Acceptable results may be achieved with the Flav-R-Savor® FSHC Holding Cabinet. A low to medium humidity setting, accompanied with moderately high heat, will provide the best result.
No. The heating element is a blanket heater that wraps around the water chamber, so the element does not touch water.
The FSDT is a larger, taller cabinet, constructed with aluminum extrusions, and features fluorescent lighting on the side posts to provide complete illumination. The FDW is a smaller cabinet with stainless steel construction and recessed incandescent ceiling lighting.
The many different rack options allow you to find the rack best suited to your application. The coupling allows you to use one of the rotating racks in a non-motorized cabinets.
The thermostat that controls the surface temperature is designed to allow the surface to get up to 170-180°F. The heated shelf is designed to have enough reserve power to overcome reasonable variations in temperature and air movement. It is not uncommon for these appliances to be exposed to cool ambient temperatures or excessive air movement, both of which may cause the surface temperatures of the heated shelf to be lower. This is because the surrounding environment pulls heat away from the heated shelf faster than the element can compensate.
If these warmers are to be installed in these or similar countertops, it is recommended that the manufacturer of the countertop material be consulted. In regard to Corian®, it is important to use the high temperature cutout procedures when cutting the hole in the countertop. In regard to laminate, it is important that both the laminate material itself, and the adhesive that is used to adhere it to the countertop, be capable of withstanding the temperatures around the edge of the heated base (200°F).
The GRSB is recessed about 3/4" below the counter. The GRSBF has a completely flat surface, flush with the countertop. The recessed GRSB will do a nice job of "capturing" pans of food. The flat surface of the GRSBF, (available in hard-coat, or stainless-steel), allows for pans to overhang onto the counter if necessary.
No, all ganged units are insulated due to the "jacket" that contains all the individual wells. They are not currently offered in any UR versions. Also note that ganged units are 208v or 240v only. They are not available in 120v.
Yes, Hatco uses EZ lock hardware to provide quick installation. It is also easy to replace the thermostat and heating elements which are attached to the bottom assembly. Loosen and remove the acorn nuts; then remove the bottom assembly.
Hatco modular units with drains come without a manifold drain as standard. If customers want to install individual shut offs on each drain (rather than manifold), they can order individual shut-offs as an accessory and install them on site.
Yes, but the Hatco Foodwarmers must be sized and mounted correctly over the Heated Wells to assure safe operation.
Yes, Hatco offers UR units in all sizes: FUL, 43, 7QT, and 11QT. They are also available in all standard wattages, with and without drains. Please remember to specify RT (Thermostat) or RN (Infinite) for the controls.
Yes, the Hatco unit can be used with or without a drain.
Yes, the unit can be ordered with or without a drain.
Yes, the Hatco unit can be used wet or dry. The Heated Wells perform better when used wet because they transfer heat better.
The standard Hatco units are generally top mount Heated Wells and they simply drop into a hole (cut out) from the top. Full size standard Heated Wells (HWB-FUL) can also be mounted from the bottom by using fasteners in the side walls of the well. Full Size (HWB-FUL) units are also available in insulated versions that can be top mounted (HWBI-FUL) or bottom mounted (HWBIB-FUL) in a similar fashion.
UL units are shipped to fabricators with conduit and a connected control box. UR units are shipped without conduit and the controls are mounted to a control faceplate (control box not included).
Approximately 30 minutes for both dry and wet applications.
No, ganged units are generally more expensive, because of the hardware and material associated with the jacket and bezel that allows the fabricator or installer to place an entire steam table into a counter with one piece of equipment.
No, so long as they use the mounting kit for non-combustible surfaces to insulate the unit from the counter top surface.
Hatco modular units can only be top mounted. The top mount has three options: studs, holes, or E-Z Lock clamps. Please specify mounting option when ordering. EZ Lock clamps is the default.
· More durable due to heavier stainless steel construction (11% thicker than competitive models) · Large drain design makes cleaning easier (50% larger than competitive models) · Flat drain screen allows pan to stay level for consistent temperatures · More consistent holding temperatures with even heat · Remote temperature thermostat with separate lighted power switch retains settings · Exclusive long-life heating element design with 2-year warranty · Easy to install with EZ lock mounting hardware · Easy-to-service design offers a quick change of components · 1 year parts and on-site labor warranty · 24/7 Parts and Service assistance from Hatco
There is a small standard control with a wire guard and small bezel. There is an option for a recessed control with a 10 degree slant for easier visibility. All export units must use the recessed control. Specify STD for the small control box and NONE for the remote UR units and LG for the recessed unit.
Prepared hot food (this is not a rethermalizer).
Hatco Wells are made with 1 mm thick (.039") material, about 10% thicker than the competition.
Ganged units are FUL size units that are grouped together in a modular fashion to provide customers with a complete steam table within one piece of equipment. They can be ordered in 2-5 pan configurations, with and without drains. They are also available with manifold drains and auto-fill as options.
Manifold drains connect all of the individual drains of a modular (ganged) unit so that all the pans can be emptied quickly and easily by opening a single 1" (25 mm) drain. For example, if you had a five pan unit - all five pans would be drained by opening the single manifold 1" (25 mm) drain that connects all five individual drains. All ganged units have the equipped so that this drain can be mounted right or left side.
Auto-fill is a "plumbed" feature that uses a water connection and a solenoid to automatically fill each pan of a ganged unit to the desired level. This ensures that all pans are always full of water - even when evaporation can become a big issue. During the day - as the steam table evaporates water out of each pan location, the auto-fill feature will sense the lack of water and open the solenoid - allowing water to re-enter each pan until the desired water level is reached. With 2, 3, 4, and 5 pan units - this feature will only work if the unit has a manifold drain.
The drain makes clean up easier, especially when used wet.
The Hatco drain size is 3/4" (19 mm) in diameter, 50% larger than the competition, which is only 1/2" (13 mm).
Hatco has a 2 year warranty on Heated Well heating elements.
The Hatco Wells and bezels are all 300 series stainless. All welded surfaces are stainless as well. The bottom jacket is aluminized, but it is riveted to stainless steel brackets that are welded to stainless.
15 amp circuit. Models available in 120V, 208V and 240V.
The size of our stainless steel pans are .039, 1 millimeter thicker than the competition at .035).
All Hatco modular units come with individual thermostatic controls for each well. A 1-, 2-, or 3-well unit has a control box and bezel with 1-, 2-, or 3-thermostatic controls contained within it. The 4- or 5-well unit will have two control boxes with 2/2 or 2/3 thermostatic controls respectively. NOTE: Hatco offers adapter kits for units retrofitting failed APW and Wells units. These kits include a larger bezel that fits into the control opening left behind when the APW or Wells unit is removed, as the Hatco control box is much smaller than either of these competitive controls.
Already prepared hot food (this is not a rethermalizer).
High watt would be used if there is cold air flow in the area or you need to hold food longer. High watt models will heat up faster and recover heat loss faster. They may also be needed for foods that are dense and hard to hold - like refried beans.
The low watt model would be used to limit circuit size in multi-unit applications.
1) If the UR unit has a thermostat control, the extra lead wire is for the connection between the control box and the power source. The thermostat "lead" from the well to the control box is only available in 3 foot (914 mm) standard length - or 6 foot (1829 mm) optional length. 2) If the UR unit has an infinite control, the extra lead wire is for the connection between the control box and the Well. This can be ordered in any length in one foot (305 mm) increments. The lead wire from the control box to the power source is provided by the customer / installer.
Mount Hatco controls vertically at least 6" (152mm) away from the unit and at lease 3-1/2" (89mm) from combustible surfaces. Six feet capillaries are available.
UR units are models that are recognized as components to be used in someone elses appliance. The customer that buys these models is responsible to seek UL approval of the larger appliance that includes Hatco UR components. Typically, UR units do not have conduit to protect wires, or an enclosure to isolate the controls. UR units are commonly purchased by fabricators. Hatco uses a two letter suffix used to identify UR (Underwriter Laboratories Recognized) units. RT and RN do not stand for Remote Thermostat and Remote Infinite Switch. Instead, they stand for Recognized, w/ Thermostat and Recognized, w/ Infinite Switch respectively. All HWBs have remote controls.
Insulated Heated Wells will hold heat better and longer for greater holding efficiency and better energy conservation. They will recover lost heat faster as well. Insulated wells are available only in the FUL size and can be ordered in Top or Bottom Mount configurations.
Yes, they can. (Being worked on)
Yes, the thermostat has a range of 90°-200°F (32°-93°C). Proofing is typically done in the 90°-95°F (32°-35°C) range.
Yes, you can convert Hatco models into a two-door unit. (Being worked on)
Yes, the Transport Package includes: Stand-off handles, full perimeter bumpers, transport locking latch, and heavy-duty 5" x 2" casters.
Yes, consult Hatco's price list.
17 sheet pans or 34 hotel pans on 1.5" (38 mm) centers.
One year parts and labor, two years on burnout or breakage of the air and water element.
This is not an oven - it is designed to hold hot foods hot.
The wire slides are cold rolled steel that are chrome plated.
Transport package that inclues flush mount handles and corner bumpers, bracket for holding cording during transport, stainless steel door and stainless steel dutch doors.
At 160°F. (71°C) for the air element and maximum humidity setting we will attain up to 70% relative humidity. This will obviously be affected by how many times you go in and out of the unit.
1. All stainless steel construction inside and out. 2. Fully insulated on all six sides. 3. Full height Lexan® door as standard. 4. Heavy-duty 16 gauge stainless steel tubular frame for stability and durability of the cabinet. All hardware goes through this frame and/or has a backing plate.
According to UL, multiple switch foodwarmers must have all switches in one enclosure box. In extreme cases where there are more switches than will fit in one box, a specially sized enclosure box will be recommended. (The factory should be consulted in these cases.)
Yes. Enclosure boxes can be painted with the same standard Hatco finishes available on Hatco Glo Rays.
Typically, the number and type of switch and the voltage determine which box is appropriate.
UL requires that Hatco supply the switch required for the strip heater. The most economical option is to order the toggle switch or infinite control remote (loose) without the enclosure box. In this situation, the switches are attached to a plate that is designed to be mounted to a standard electrical junction box.
RMB-3------ 51/2" x 3" D x 2 ½" H RMB-7------ 9" x 3" D x 2 ½" H RMB-16-----16" x 3" D x 2 ½" H RMB-20-----20" x 3" D x 2 ½" H
A remote control enclosure is an aluminum box specifically designed to hold toggle switches, infinite controls and / or indicator lights when these controls are NOT mounted on the foodwarmers themselves. They come in several sizes depending upon the number and type of control being housed in the enclosure box.
RMB-14AA or AB include an electronic infinite control for very precise control of the heaters. A relay that allows the operator to switch up to 20 amps of heat load is also included.
RMB-14AL would be the correct choice. This includes (2) infinite controls for the heating elements, (2) indicator lights and (1) toggle switch for the incandescent lights
Hatco strongly recommends that switches be mounted remotely (away from the strip heater) whenever possible. The remote control enclosure is ideal for mounting and wiring the switches and / or indicator lights at a location away from the foodwarmer. NOTE: WHEN USING INFINITE CONTROLS ON DUAL FOODWARMERS, THE INFINITE CONTROLS ARE REQUIRED TO BE REMOTELY MOUNTED DUE TO HEAT AND AMPERAGE FACTORS.
They can be mounted on a wall or under a counter but should always be mounted away from any heat source. THEY SHOULD NOT BE ATTACHED TO THE STRIP HEATER!
You can only install the cord when the unit is going to be used in a "portable" application. The unit would have to be ordered with some sort of legs i.e., T-legs or C-legs.
According to UL, each strip heater must have a dedicated remote control enclosure.
Adjustable and non-adjustable tubular legs have a flange that can be permanently screwed to a countertop. The diameter of the flange on adjustable stands is 2" (51 mm) and 2-1/8" (54 mm) on non-adjustable stands.
An infinite control can be used in lieu of the standard on/off toggle switch. It is different than an on/off toggle switch and is used when the operator would like to manually adjust the heat output from full wattage down to any desired level. It is considered a timing device that turns power on and off, unlike a thermostat which senses temperature and adjusts accordingly. The maximum amperage that an infinite control can handle is 12.2 amps. Since a toggle switch can handle 15 amps, an infinite control cannot always be field retrofitted in place of a toggle.
A thermostat cycles power on and off for a heating element based on the temperature that it is sensing from that element. This type of control is commonly used to regulate the temperature in your home. A rheostat is a common control used on lights. It reduces the voltage going to the appliance, which serves to turn it down. These types of controls are not economically feasible when being used to control foodwarming elements; however, they are commonly used to dim light bulbs. An infinite control cycles power on and off for a heating element based on a timing cycle that is not influenced by the actual heat that is being put off by the element. This type of control is commonly used to control elements on electric ranges.
The indicator light (formerly known as a pilot light) provides an instant visual check as to whether or not the unit is operating.
The standard control is an on/off toggle switch located on the chef's left side of the unit.
C-legs and T-legs are constructed of plated steel.
Infinite controls are negatively effected by heat. Dual strip heaters produce a level of heat that would accelerate the failure of an infinite control.
Another UL requirement; C-legs imply that the unit will be portable, and installing the C-legs assures correct height over the target.
An infinite switch is most simply described as a timing device. It Cycles the unit on & off frequently, based on the setting. It does not control temperatures directly.
The Ultra-Glo® line is designed to hold products at their peak temperatures while allowing the unit to be mounted higher than conventional types of food warmers. It is ideal for fried food products, and is available in many sizes and configurations.
On many of the longer models, it is not uncommon to have 3 elements mounted end-to-end within a single housing. The tandem element charge would be assessed twice: once for the 2nd and again for the 3rd element. There is no charge for the initial element.
No, not all Glo-Rays can ship UPS. The guidelines are as follows: - Single housings (including Narrow models and HL's) up to 96" (2438 mm) in width (length) can ship UPS . - Dual housings up to 72" (1829 mm) in width (length) can ship UPS .
When used in dual applications, infinite controls must ALWAYS be mounted remotely or away from the foodwarmer. Hatco recommends using our remote control enclosures for dual foodwarmer installations utilizing infinite controls.
The width (formerly known as length) is 52" (1321 mm). - The depth with 3" (76 mm) spacing is 18" (457 mm), and with 6" (152 mm) spacing is 21" (533 mm). - The height or thickness is 3.5" (89 mm).
The width (formerly known as length) is 48" (1219 mm). - The depth with 3" (76 mm) spacing is 15" (381 mm), and with 6" (152 mm) spacing is 18" (457 mm). - The height or thickness is 2.5" (64 mm).
The width (formerly known as length) is 48" (1219 mm). - The depth is 9" (229 mm). - The height or thickness is 2.5" (64 mm).
The width (formerly known as length) is 36" (914 mm). - The depth is 4" (102 mm). - The height or thickness is 2" (51 mm).
The width (formerly known as length) is 52" (1321 mm). - The depth is 9" (229 mm). - The height or thickness is 3.5" (89 mm).
The width (formerly known as length) is 48" (1219 mm). - The depth is 6" (152 mm). - The height or thickness is 2.5" (64 mm).
The width (formerly known as length) is 24" (610 mm). - The depth is 3" (76 mm). - The height or thickness is 2.5 (64 mm).
Cord and plug sets can be furnished provided the foodwarmer meets the following requirements: - It must be a single housing only, with or without lights. Duals are not allowed. - The housing must be 72" (1829 mm) or less in width (longest dimension). - The foodwarmer must be 120 volts. - The foodwarmer must be mounted as a portable unit, i.e. C-leg or T-leg stand.
A single Glo-Ray® housing having at least (2) elements mounted end-to-end within the single housing is said to have tandem elements.
Examples of typical Glo-Ray® model numbers and their meanings: - GRA - "GR" represents "Glo-Ray" name, "A" means aluminum housing. - If there is no "A" - the unit includes a stainless steel housing. - GRAH - "H" stands for High Wattage (more heat). No "H" means standard wattage (standard heat). - "L" added to model means the unit includes incandescent lights. - "D" added to model means the unit is a dual warmer made of (2) single units side-by-side with either a 3" or 6" (76 or 152 mm) spacing in between each housing. - GRN - "N" indicates narrow models only 4" (102 mm) deep. - GR2 - the "2" represents the Designer foodwarmer series. - HL - represents Glo-Rite® display lights. - The number following the letter sequence represents the width (length) of the housing in inches. Example: GRAHL-24 is a 24" (610 mm) wide Glo-Ray with an aluminum housing and a high watt element with incandescent lights.
A "hub" is a flexible conduit fitting which is attached to the foodwarmer at the factory. It should be ordered when extended lead wire is specified. The hub allows for easier installation of flexible conduit during foodwarmer installation.
Our UL requirements limit us to shipping one warmer per remote box, and vice versa.
Our UL requirements limit us to shipping one warmer per remote box, and vice versa.
Only someone capable and knowledgeable of complying with the National Fuel Gas Code NFPA 54 and/or applicable local code should install the unit to provide the highest level of safety, like installers of commercial gas heating and ventilating systems.
No. The PMG-60 is designed to exhaust only into the room in which it is installed. It is not agency approved for outside venting.
The vent hood is approved for a 20 linear foot run. Note that an elbow is equivalent to 5 linear feet. For example: you might place an elbow at the hood exit, run 4 feet, then a second elbow placed behind the warewasher with a six foot vertical vent tube to exit near the condensate hood. This would add up to 20 linear feet.
Provided the local code accepts NFPA 54 requirements for venting a Gas Booster, the PMG-60 vents directly into the room in which it is installed.
The National Fuel Gas Code NFPA 54 allows all Water Heaters to vent into the room provided that certain overall conditions exist. This is explained in the following excerpt: EXCERPT FROM ANSIZ223.1/NFPA 54 7.2.1 Connection To Venting Systems. Excerpt as permitted in 7.2.2 through 7.2.6, all gas utilization equipment shall be connected to venting systems. 7.2.2 Equipment Not Required To Be Vented. A single booster-type [automatic instantaneous] water heater, when designed and used solely for the sanitizing rinse requirements of a dishwashing machine, provided that the equipment is installed, with the draft hood in place and unaltered, if a draft hood is required in a commercial kitchen having a mechanical exhaust system. Where installed in this manner, the draft hood shall not be less than 36" (91 cm) vertically and 6" (15 cm) horizontally from any surface other than the equipment. Where any or all of this equipment is installed so the aggregate input rating exceeds 20 BTU per hour per cubic foot (207 watts per cubic m) of room space in which it is installed, one or more shall be provided with venting systems or other approved means for removing the vent gases to the outside atmosphere so the aggregate input rating of the remaining unvented equipment does not exceed the 20 BTU per hour per cubic foot (207 watts per cubic m) figure. Where the room or space in which the equipment is installed is directly connected to another room or space by a doorway, archway, or other opening of comparable size that cannot be closed, the volume of adjacent room or space shall be permitted to be included in the calculation.
The unit will operate at less than its sea level capacity due to either natural derating or code compliance derating. This means that the units sizing selection should be checked for the intended altitude. Also, an orifice change may be required to achieve the maximum allowable burn rate. Charts are provided in the manuals to help achieve compliance with AGA's limits for our models. NFPA 54 and local codes should be checked to be sure they don't take precedence. A kit of blank orifices is available to allow you the flexibility to comply with the specific altitude regulation at your installation.
Exhaust temperature is approximately 200°F. (93°C) at the outlet of the heater. It quickly cools to ambient temperature as it travels through the vent pipe and exits outside or into the room or under a condensate hood.
All main electric and gas services to the heater should shut OFF. The tank and the heat exchanger should be drained of all water to prevent damage from freezing.
Yes. This can be done horizontally through a wall or vertically through the roof by using the proper approved venting materials. An installer of heating and ventilating equipment will know the AGA acceptable materials and methods to meet NFPA 54 or local equivalent standards. Some helpful suggestions appear in the manuals; however, it is the installer's responsibility to meet the applicable venting system standards.
No. The PMG-60 Gas Booster is designed to exhaust only into the room in which it is installed where the typical restaurant ventilation system can handle the kitchen atmosphere in accordance with NFPA 54.
No. A check valve could potentially create a high-pressure situation that would make the pressure release valve leak.
As long as your facility is heated for inhabitancy, the PMG-60 would be unaffected whether ON or OFF. The PMG-100 and PMG-200 have exhaust fans that keep warm air moving out the vent when they are ON. Because of this, it is recommended that the heater be left ON at all times when the outside temperature is below 32°F (0°C) to counteract the unlikely occurrence of cold air migrating into the vent pipe.
The choice is yours. Sometimes the cost of energy will make gas boosters a better choice than electric models. Ask your Hatco Representative for an Energy Cost Comparison.
Hatco offers an auxiliary hood that can be placed directly over the PMG-60 Gas Booster Water Heater that will direct flue gas products to the rear of the unit. The flue gas may be directed to exhaust behind the counter or dishwasher or up into a nearby ventilation/exhaust hood. (See manual for details.)
In most applications the Thermo-Finisher® does not need to be placed under a hood; however, some local codes may require it. Check with your local inspectors for final clarification.
Slide mounting brackets are available only on Compact boosters because of weight and size limitations. Imperial booster heaters must be mounted on legs. There is no charge for slide mounting brackets when ordered in lieu of legs. When you order slide mounting brackets, you will not receive legs with your booster.
Yes, provided the correct Thimble or through-the-wall fitting is used for either combustible or non-combustible wall material as it may apply. If this is not an outside wall, then the pipe must continue until it can penetrate an outside wall. Any adjoining room it runs through must be the same temperature as the kitchen.
The primary function of a booster heater is to provide 180°F (82°C) of hot water for the final sanitizing rinse in a commercial dishwasher.
Only 6, 7 and 9kW models can be field converted to single phase (units are shipped 3-phase open delta). Larger branch circuit is required for balanced 3-phase of equal kW. 208 and 240 volt only. All other kW Models cannot be field converted.
208 and 240 volt boosters up to 18kW, and 480 volt in 4kW and 5kW Compact boosters, can be ordered in single phase. While 24kW through 45kW boosters 240 volts and 24kW through 39kW 208 volts may be ordered in single phase, consultation with the factory and written confirmation is required, due to high amperage in these types of applications.
The fundamental difference is the S-12 has a 16 gallon tank and the C-12 has a 6 gallon tank. The "S" model has a larger footprint, which provides easier service ability and will step load the electricity in the higher kW range, which will reduce the operator's demand charges on their electric bill.
Imperial Electric Booster Heaters (S series) rated for 24kW or larger have multiple banks of heating elements, with each bank controlled by a separate thermostat. During periods of use, the lowest bank of heating elements turns on first and stays on until its thermostat reaches the setpoint. If additional hot water is needed (during periods of high demand), the next level of heating elements come on and heats. This step loading, or staging of the heating elements, allows for reduced energy costs when compared to units that have all of their elements controlled by one thermostat and are either ON or OFF 100% of the time.
Necessary information is booster model number, voltage, phase, quantity, mounting style (for Compact series), jacket material, and accessories.
One (1) Year Parts and Labor PLUS Nine (9) Years Parts-Only Warranty.
Compact = 6 gallons (23 l) Imperial = 16 gallons (60 l) Mini-Compact = 3.2 gallons (12 l).
Boosters are available with 400 Series stainless steel body and base (resists rusting from salt air), with stainless steel flanged legs for deck mounting.
Hatco booster heaters are not designed to be primary water heaters and do not carry a UL listing for this application.
Slide mounting brackets are available only on Compact boosters because of weight and size limitations. Imperial booster heaters must be mounted on legs. There is no charge for slide mounting brackets when ordered in lieu of legs. When you order slide mounting brackets, you will not receive legs with your booster.
The booster heater must be installed in a horizontal position, with the base parallel to the floor and the inlet connection at the lowest point. The booster heater must be within 5 linear feet of the dishmachine.
The order should specify that the booster is for a low temp application and the factory will preset the thermostat to 140°F (60°C). There is a low temp sizing chart in the Hatco price list or on the website to verify sizing.
The low water cut-off (LWCO) is a protective device designed to shut off power to the heating elements,thus preventing burnout should the water level decrease in the booster tank. The LWCO is automatically reset when the water level is safe.
Because of size and weight, all booster heaters are shipped via common carrier (truck).
The lead-time is generally 3-4 working days from date of order entry. Boosters in Quick-Ship are sent out the same day when orders are received by 12 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Essential information is the temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) of the incoming water from the primary water source, temperature rise (incoming water temperature subtracted from 180°F [82°C]), the make and model of the dishwasher the booster heater will be used with, OR the gallons per hour (GPH) (liters per hour [LPH]) required by the dishwasher for the final rinse cycle. The formula to figure kW of booster heater needed to sanitize at 180°F (82°C) is: GPH x °F Temp Rise LPH x °Celsius Temp Rise 400 = kW required 840 = kW required Sizing charts are available in our price list and on our website.
Castone® (cement-lined) tank, low water cut-off, temperature / pressure relief valve, cast iron pressure reducing valve, two temperature / pressure gauges, on / off switch, indicator light and 6" (152 mm) legs are standard. All units also include stainless steel front panel, powdercoated silver gray hammertone body and black base.
Use the energy cost worksheet on our website to calculate energy costs per year, and compare to unit cost. Consider installation and maintenance costs. (Contact your local Hatco Representative for assistance.)
Step loaded element design can reduce energy costs (above 24kW). - Larger tank provides greater capacity and faster recovery. - Easier to service larger unit.
Only 6kW, 7kW or 9kW boosters, 208 or 240 volt, are field convertible from single to three phase or vice versa. All other models must be ordered specifically for single phase or three phase, and CANNOT be converted in the field.
No. Hatco boosters are manufactured and UL approved specifically for 208, 240 or 480 volts, and are NOT field convertible.
A shock absorber is an accessory item that can be used in any water heater application. It reduces water hammer, or the "banging noise" that results from quick closing solenoid valves on the dishwasher.
No. All Hatco boosters come in either 208, 240, or 480 volts and must be hard wired.