Lochinvar Offers Enhanced Copper-Fin2 Commercial Gas Pool Heaters


by Lochinvar | 06/23/2008

Lochinvar® Corporation introduces its next generation Copper-Fin Pool Heater, offering high efficiency with greater installation flexibility and easier access to valves and connections.

Copper-Fin2 demonstrates superior efficiency with standard models operating at 89 percent thermal efficiency, putting fuel dollars to better use. Copper-Fin2 pool heaters achieve outstanding thermal efficiency through the combination of an advanced fan assisted combustion system and an exclusive gasketless copper finned tube heat exchanger. The heat energy from the combustion process is efficiently transferred to the water as it passes through the solid copper finned tube heat exchanger. The sealed combustion design of the Copper-Fin2 reduces external heat loss and produces extremely low NOx emissions at a rating of less than 30 ppm, which exceeds the most stringent air quality standards.

All Copper-Fin2 pool heaters are equipped with a pumped bypass (standard in horizontal configuration) which ensures proper flow and return water temperatures to the heater, resulting in longer life and trouble free operation. A vertical pump configuration option is also available and offers greater installation flexibility in mechanical rooms with space restrictions or piping constraints.

The gas inlet and shutoff cocks have been repositioned toward the front of the unit for easier service access and simpler installation. The new referenced gas valve design improves operational performance by monitoring the pressure in the sealed combustion chamber to maintain the optimum air/fuel mixture.

The Copper-Fin2 pool heater models also feature alternate air inlet connections for greater installation flexibility. This field convertible option provides the ability to connect the air inlet on either the right side or rear of the unit. The built-in air inlet filter reduces maintenance and improves performance by trapping dust and airborne particles that can foul the burners and blowers.

The enhanced digital operator interface panel provides fingertip temperature control and can be programmed for two separate pool/spa temperature settings. The user-friendly design simplifies service while providing additional operator and diagnostic information.

The Copper-Fin2 offers seven flexible venting options, including the certified Aire-Lock™ Direct Vent, which draws in fresh air and vents all by-products through a sidewall, lowering the cost of installation, operation and maintenance, while ensuring plentiful combustion air. For easier and more flexible installation, the air inlet location is field convertible, mounting on either the rear or side of the unit. Additional venting options include: DirectAire® Vertical, DirectAire® Vertical with Sidewall Inlet, Power DirectAire® Horizontal, Power Side Wall, Outdoor and Conventional.

All Copper-Fin2 models are compact enough to fit through standard 36" doorways intact. Once inside, the space-saving designs leave more room in the mechanical room. The Multi-Stack Frame is a Lochinvar exclusive option, allowing two horizontal bypass heaters to be stacked in the space normally required for one.