Kim Hotstart Pre-Heating Systems Shrink Engine Idling Costs

When an engine is equipped with a Kim Hotstart engine pre-heating system, its idling costs are nearly eliminated.

That's because electricity is used to keep the engine warm, not gallons of expensive diesel fuel that are required for hours of idling. And since the engine is warm enough to start at a moment's notice and reach full power quickly, getting to a job fast is assured.

In addition, using a Kim Hotstart pre-heating system prevents two cold-starting problems: excessive wear on critical engine parts and emission of white smoke pollutants.

Ships and workboats can be kept in service longer as time between overhauls is extended.

Kim Hotstart manufactures three types of heating systems for marine use: lube oil heating systems, coolant heating systems and a combination of the two. Each system has the following approvals: (1) approved by the U.S. Coast Guard; (2) CSAapproved for hazardous and wet locations; and (3) approved by major engine manufacturers.

"It's a turnkey package," explains Bill Harnish, industrial sales manager for Kim Hotstart Manufacturing Co. "All the components are designed to work together for consistent starts. Keeping the engine warm also shortens starting procedures, extends engine life and reduces cold start-ups that damage the engine." The systems can be operated manually or automatically, and are available with an automatic start- stop control. Each system carries a 12-month warranty and can be easily installed horizontally, vertically or base down.

Additional features include: sentry control remote alarm system, flow control detection valve, motor relay lockout, true temperature controls, fused 120 volt control voltage, and pre-wired, palletized components.

For additional information and free literature on the Kim Hotstart engine pre-heating system, Circle 26 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 25,  Feb 1988

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