Generac - Powernews Case Study
Generac - Powernews Case Study

Keeping workers warm on the jobsite

Construction is a year-round activity and that means jobsites often need to be heated with a mobile system. The Generac Mobile group in Wisconsin, U.S. specialises in developing mobile heaters that are durable, reliable, safe and easy to use. Many of these offerings feature integrated Perkins engines to provide reliable operation whenever and wherever needed.

Generac’s new MFH900 mobile flameless heater is powered by a Perkins® 1204F-E44TTA, a 4.4 litre, turbocharged and aftercooled engine which meets the latest U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards and features an innovative, compact design that allows it to be integrated into the heater with minimal re-engineering. It also meets customer requirements for fuel economy with a minimum run time of 26 hours on one fuel and DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) fill at 92 percent efficiency.

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“We selected the Perkins® 1204F because it met our system requirements and was able to perform at the required load to meet our customers’ demands,” says Jeff Pano, engineer II at Generac. “We also appreciate the fact that Perkins provided a high level of support throughout the development process. They worked onsite with us to get our engine qualified, ensured the engine and system controller were communicating properly, and helped us introduce the heaters to our customers.”

Flameless heaters are used to provide heat where an open flame could be hazardous. The MFH900 produces up to 875K BTU/HR on the highest heat setting and 600K BTU/HR at the lowest.

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