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BLC 300B - Pew Heater

BLC 300B - Pew Heater

BLC Pew Heaters

  • Pew heaters provide the most economic means of heating in a church
  • Pew heaters heat people directly rather than heating the surrounding air
  • Pew heaters are silent and draught-free with virtually no warm up period required
  • The under-pew location and dark brown finish makes pew heaters visually unobtrusive
BLC 500B - Pew heater

BLC 500B - Pew heater

BLC 750B Pew Heater

BLC 750B Pew Heater

Safety Guard for BLC heaters

Safety Guard for BLC heaters

Range

Heaters

Model KW Width Depth Height
BLC-300B 0.3  566  62 148
BLC-500B 0.5  691 62 148
BLC-750B  0.75  945 62 148

Optional Guards

Model Width Depth Height
BLC-EXG6 610 125 160
BLC-EXG7 740 125 160
BLC-EXG10 1020 125 160

Optional Mounting Brackets

Model Description Height
BLC-FB Floor Bracket (pair) Total assembled height: 153
BLC-HB Suspension Bracket (pair) Total assembled height: 234

                                                                                                       

                                                                 

                                                                    

Technical Specification

Colour: Dark bronze
Finish:  Epoxy polyester powder coating
Construction:  

1mm steel connection box

0.8mm steel body

1mm steel front panel

Rounded upper corners

Linear high-limit temperature device with automatic reset

Electrical Connction: Terminal enclosure located on right hand side with easy access cable clamp through case and optional cable entry knockout on end panel
Heating Element:

Stainless steel tubular heating element with aluminium fins

Element mounted on nylon bushings eliminating expansion noises

Installation: 

Mounted onto back board of pew (under seat)

Or floor mounted using BLC-FB floor-mounting brackets

Or suspended from the underside of the seat using BLC-HB suspension brackets

Two rows of mounting holes 25mm apart

Guarantee:  1 year
Model kW Volts
BLC-300B 0.3 230/1
BLC-500B 0.5 230/1
BLC-750B 0.75 230/1
BLC-EXG6 Optional guard for BLC-300
BLC-EXG7 Optional guard for BLC-500
BLC-EXG10 Optional guard for BLC-750
BLC-FB Optional floor brackets (pair)
BLC-HB Optional suspension brackets (pair)

Weights and Dimensions

Model Width Depth Height Weight (kg)
BLC-300B  566 62 148 3
BLC-500B  691 62 148 4
BLC-750B  945 62 148 5
BLC-EXG6  610 125 160 0.3
BLC-EXG7 740 125 160 0.4
BLC-EXG10  1020 125 160 0.5
BLC-FB (pair)  Total assembled height: 153 0.9
BLC-HB (pair)   Total assembled height: 234  0.7

Features & Benefits

Feature Benefit

Direct acting

Direct acting BLC pew heaters provide comfort heat to a church’s congregation without the need to heat the church itself.

Effective within minutes of switching on

Energy consumption is kept to a minimum as no significant pre-heating is required

Under pew mounting position and dark brown paint finish

These features ensure minimal visual impact

Silent and draught-free operation

Ensures that the heating system will not in any way detract from the congregation’s experience

Tough steel construction with metal sheathed,
finned heating element

Many years of trouble free service

Automatically resetting over-temperature protection device covering the entire length of the heating element

The heater will automatically be switched off should the flow of air become obstructed at any point along its length

Cemtrally positioned longitudinal baffle Encourages convection currents for vastly improved heat transfer.

 

How it Works

Churches are usually relatively large spaces with high ceilings and are used for short periods.  For these reasons, maintaining a body of warm air within the church tends to be prohibitively expensive if not impossible. 

Churches are also special places requiring the most unobtrusive heating system.

BLC pew heaters have been developed to meet both these requirements.

BLC-FB Mounting Brackets

BLC air flow

 

 

The pew heaters are fixed to the back-board below the pew seat and provide gentle heat to the pew’s occupants.  Once energised the metal sheathed heating elements will quickly reach their optimum temperature causing warm air to rise from the aperture above the central baffle plate.  At the same time cooler air will be pulled into the heater through the aperture below the central baffle plate completing the convection cycle.

 

 

 

BLC-FB Mounting Brackets

BLC-FB Mounting Brackets
with Screws

BLC-HB Mounting Brackets

BLC-HB Mounting Brackets

Some church pews do not have a backboard fitted.  In these circumstances there are two alternative mounting options: BLC-FB floor brackets or BLC-HB suspension brackets for fixing to the underside of the pew seat.

BLC pew heaters represent the best church heating solution because they are 100% effective within minutes of being switched on, are visually unobtrusive, operate silently and without the draughts and light output associated with other church heating technologies.

Controls

BLC pew heaters are generally used to provide direct heating for people sitting in a pew rather than heating the air around them.  For this reason thermostatic control is not usually required.

Control is usually manual.  The system should be energised approximately 15 minutes before the start of a service to allow sufficient time for the heaters to reach their optimum working temperature.  At the end of the service the heaters can be switched off.  If preferred, this operation can be performed by a programmable timer.

Because BLC pew heaters are direct acting, there is no need for unoccupied pews to be heated.  It is therefore common practice for a simple switch to be fitted to each pew allowing individual pews to be isolated.

Selection

BLC pew heaters are designed to provide direct heating to pew occupants.  The greater the percentage of the pew length that is heated, the more effective the system will be.

BLC pew heaters are generally mounted to the pew’s back board immediately below the seat.  Where a backboard is not available, the heaters can be floor mounted using BLC-FB floor brackets or fixed to the underside of the pew seat using BLC-HB suspension brackets.

When required, BLC pew heaters can be protected by fitting the appropriate guard.

Use the following table to select the best combination BLC pew heaters for a pew.  This will ensure maximum coverage of the space between seat supports.

BLC - space between seat supports

 

 

 

Model Space between Seat Supports
BLC-300B  650mm to 750mm
BLC-500B  751mm to 1000mm
BLC-750B  1001mm to 1500mm

 

Where the space between seat supports exceeds 1500mm, a multiple of heaters should be used.

Model KW Width Depth Height
BLC-300B 0.3  566 62 148
BLC-500B 0.5 691 62 148
BLC-750B  0.75  945 62 148
BLC-EXG6   610 125 160
BLC-EXG7   740 125 160
BLC-EXG10   1020 125 160
BLC-FB (pair)   Total assembled height: 153
BLC-HB (pair) Total assembled height: 234

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Instructions and specification sheets are available for BN Thermic’s entire range of products, including BLC Pew Heaters.

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BLC 300B - Pew Heater

BLC 300B - Pew Heater

300W pew heater with optional suspension brackets and safety guard

300W pew heater with optional suspension brackets and safety guard

BLC 500B - Pew heater

BLC 500B - Pew heater

BLC 750B Pew Heater

BLC 750B Pew Heater

Safety Guard for BLC heaters

Safety Guard for BLC heaters

Optional floor brackets

Optional floor brackets

Rear view of 500W pew heater showing mounting holes

Rear view of 500W pew heater showing mounting holes

500W pew heater with optional safety guard

500W pew heater with optional safety guard

500W pew heater with optional floor brackets

500W pew heater with optional floor brackets

Rear view of 750W pew heater showing mounting holes

Rear view of 750W pew heater showing mounting holes

750W pew heater with optional safety guard

750W pew heater with optional safety guard

300W pew heater with optional suspension brackets

300W pew heater with optional suspension brackets

300W pew heater with optional floor brackets and safety guard

300W pew heater with optional floor brackets and safety guard

Rear view of 300W pew heater showing mounting holes

Rear view of 300W pew heater showing mounting holes

A new technical church heating brochure is available on request.

A new technical church heating brochure is available on request.

750W pew heater with optional floor brackets

750W pew heater with optional floor brackets

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Installation Images

BLCs installed on the back board of a church pew.

BLCs installed on the back board of a church pew.

A BLC installation at St Mary’s Church, Northiam.

A BLC installation at St Mary’s Church, Northiam.

The BLCs are incredibly unobtrusive. You barely notice them in this picture.

The BLCs are incredibly unobtrusive. You barely notice them in this picture.

A BLC installed in a church in Alfrick, Worcestershire.

A BLC installed in a church in Alfrick, Worcestershire.

A neat BLC installation including optional guards

A neat BLC installation including optional guards

BLCs come in 3 sizes to ensure they fit under any size pew

BLCs come in 3 sizes to ensure they fit under any size pew

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