K im Hotstart P r e - H e a t i ng Systems Shrink E n g i n e I d l i n g Costs

Kim Hotstart Manufacturing Co.

of Spokane, Wash., is offering free literature on pre-heating systems.

According to the manufacturer, when an engine is equipped with a Kim Hotstart engine pre-heating system, its idling costs are nearly eliminated 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.

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: U.S. Coast Guard; CSA-approved for hazardous and wet locations; and approved by major engine manufacturers.

The systems can be operated manually or automatically, and are available with an automatic startstop 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 more information and free literature on Kim Hotstart pre-heating systems, Circle 3 2 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 66,  Dec 1987

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