WATLOW has released the Baby-O engine preheater, built to withstand environmental extremes such as hot engine temperatures, frigid arctic conditions, and shock and vibration associated with engine generator sets.
The use of a hermetically-sealed unit eliminates leaks commonly associated with preheaters using O-ring seals. It is designed to fit 150-500 CID engines and ensures warm start-ups in engines used in stand-by generator sets, off-road vehicles such as cranes and bulldozers and industrial vehicles such as forklifts. Preheating an engine, especially in frigid conditions, reduces engine wear, helps the engine develop full power quicker and reduces pollution emissions.
The Baby-O has a steel design and an operating pressure of over 150 psi, ensuring the unit will continue to operate in spite of a kinked hose or a lack of engine coolant. A cooler operating heater element design and a safety vapour pocket reduce the potential for boiling of engine coolant, and zoned elements prevent failures due to vapour locks or air pockets in the upper portion of the preheater assembly.
Customers can specify custom-designed wattages, voltages, mounting schemes, power connections and tank design. Moulded thermal insulation jackets, to improve energy savings on stand-by generators, are also available. A compact size allows it to be mounted in tight or limited spaces and it is backed by Watlow's standard one-year warranty.