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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
Optional Mounting Brackets
|BLC-FB||Floor Bracket (pair)||Total assembled height: 153|
|BLC-HB||Suspension Bracket (pair)||Total assembled height: 234|
|Finish:||Epoxy polyester powder coating|
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|
Stainless steel tubular heating element with aluminium fins
Element mounted on nylon bushings eliminating expansion noises
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
|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
|BLC-FB (pair)||Total assembled height: 153||0.9|
|BLC-HB (pair)||Total assembled height: 234||0.7|
Features & Benefits
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
|BLC-FB (pair)||Total assembled height: 153|
|BLC-HB (pair)||Total assembled height: 234|
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