Some local codes require that public pools, pools that are in a condominium and apartment or other commercial application be ASME certified. ASME stands for American Society of Mechanical Engineers. They are a non-profit group which sets many industrial and manufacturing standards. A pool heater that is made to ASME standards will perform to a set of specifications as determined by ASME, specifically in relation to the operating water pressure the appliance can handle. Each and every ASME heat exchanger that goes into a Raypak heater is certified by a state inspector to make sure it complies with the ASME code for that particular product.
PolyTuf Textured Powder Coating
The Raypak gas heater has a polyester-coated,non-corrosive cabinet that is more durable than solventborne-and waterborne-coated metal cabinets. Every piece of sheet metal goes through a 7-stage wash system. making certain the power paint has a perfect bond. Underneath the tough, yet beautiful finish you will galvanized metal that offers superior rust prevention and years of durable service.
No need for fans to combat drafting problems under normal conditions. This heater is designed to draft naturally in outdoor installations with its exclusive low-profile design. It is so thoughtfully and carefully designed it actually protects itself from the things that tend to stifle ordinary pool and spa heaters. It delivers uninterrupted heating performance regardless of falling leaves, wind, airborne debris, rain, downdrafts, updrafts, sleet, snow, etc.
These units are available with two different control designs to meet your requirement. They are available with digital electronic ignition, or as a millivolt design. The digital system (pictured) requires external power (120VAC or 240VAC) and generates a pilot only when there is a call for heat. It provides simple setup and easy programming, as well as easy-to-understand diagnostics and simple connections to remote controls. The millivolt ignition system does not require external power. It generates its' own current internally, with a small thermocouple driven by the constant pilot. The millivolt ignition system is not available in California for natural gas units.
Rugged cast-iron headers with porcelainized waterways provide the strength that tough ASME requirements demand.
All-Copper-Fin-Tube Heat Exchanger
The fin tubes of the heat exchanger are each made from a single piece of extruded copper. This integral-fin design allows maximum heat transfer to be attained and maintained. Cupro-nickel is also available as an optional upgrade.
Stainless Steel Tube Sheet
Stainless steel tube sheets allow for a completely nonferrous waterway, leaving your pool truly rust-free.
CPVC 2" Water Connections
Standard with every Raypak is a set of 2" slip-fit CPVC water connections to make your installation secure and effortless.
The Unitherm Governor inside the header helps reduce condensation from low inlet water temperatures. It automatically regulates the water flow to help keep the water temperature in the heat exchanger above 105°F. Both water temperature and water flow rate are controlled to eliminate condensation, sooting, and scale build-up that can shorten heater life.
High Flow Rates
The Raypak gas heater comes with an automatic bypass built into the header. You'll find that the heater is capable of handling water flow at a rate up to 125 GPM.
Every burner tray is built to last, from the stainless steel burners to the aluminized metal used in the heat sensitive areas. Innovative design allows for the easy removal of the tray and burners for servicing.
A ceramic fiber combustion box keeps your heater running efficiently while keeping the outside jacket cool. By using this space-age material the heater won't retain residual heat after it is turned off, allowing it to be installed without the use of costly metal heat sinks.
Energy-smart Raypak heaters consistently achieve the highest efficiency ratings. They exceed all federal and state standards.