Infrared Heaters provide warmth for warehouses.

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Rated at up to 130,000 BTU/hr each, Series LTU130 Low Intensity U-Tube Heaters incorporate self-contained draft inducer and calorized steel emitter tubes. Step opening combustion gas valve allows quiet ignition, and direct spark ignition system offers 100% safety shutoff control. Available in natural gas or propane, heaters are CSA certified for horizontal and vertical venting, and are suited for high air change environments.

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Space-Ray Infrared Heaters Provide Efficient Warmth for Warehouses

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina --- Unitized low-intensity gas heaters from Space-Ray of Charlotte, North Carolina, are ideally suited for high air change environments commonly found in warehouses and plant facilities to help create an efficient and comfortable atmosphere for employees and customers.

Space-Ray's LTU130 U-Tube Heaters, rated at up to 130,000 Btu/hr each, incorporate features not found on most competitive units, including a unique self-contained draft inducer, which pulls the products of combustion through the combustion chamber for increased radiant efficiency and safety. Other features include calorized steel emitter tubes for higher radiant efficiency and safety, a state-of-the-art step opening combustion gas valve for quieter ignition and a closed combustion chamber design and direct spark ignition system with 100 percent safety shutoff control. Heaters are available in natural gas or propane and are C.S.A. design certified for horizontal and vertical venting.

The LTU130 heaters come with a factory-assembled tube and reflector body with quick three-bolt control box assembly for easier on-site installation and unique monitoring lights for on-line diagnosis and simple, easy maintenance. Reflector ends are enclosed for maximum radiant heat output and minimum convection loss.

A permanently lubricated, totally enclosed, fan-cooled and heavy-duty ball bearing draft inducer motor provides maintenance free operation. The rugged one-piece cast-iron burner comes with a 10-year limited warranty. Units are adaptable for either vented or indirect vented applications.

Like the other Space-Ray low intensity, gas tube heaters, the new units offer fuel economy and radiant efficiencies unsurpassed by competitive systems. Annual fuel savings of as much as 50 percent compared to forced-air heating have been achieved by Space-Ray tube heaters. Some Space-Ray customers report fuel savings as high as 70 percent with a payback of less than one year.

Unlike forced-air heating which works from the top down, infrared gas heat works from the bottom up, warming people, floors, and machines first for optimum comfort.

The first U.S. manufacturer to design and market unitized tube heaters in 1968, Space-Ray has over 44 years of field experience and exposure to industrial heating and commercial problems, with some heaters still providing trouble-free service after over 30 years of service.

In addition to the LTU130 tube heater, Space-Ray has 16 other low intensity heaters in the line and offers 18 LTS series low intensity tube heaters, 19 LTS heaters and a complete line of ceramic heaters. An exclusive COMPUHEAT® computerized heat loss analysis system evaluates the cost of Space-Ray, with or without a night setback, versus alternative systems on an annual or 10-year basis. It is offered free of charge to qualified customers.

For more information on the Space-Ray infrared low-intensity tube heaters, contact Space-Ray, P O Box 36485, Charlotte, NC, 28236, U.S.A. Call toll-free (800) 438-4936 or call (704) 372-3485. FAX is (704) 332-5843 and the email is Space-Ray can also be found on the web at

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