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The latest HVAC industry news for Heavy Duty mobile products, features, how to procedures including technical tips!

Engineered HVAC Products

Engineered HVAC products are designed and built for air conditioning, heating, ventilation, air filtration & cab pressurization solutions for heavy duty equipment. We offer a variety of products from individual components parts like Condensers, Hydraulic Compressors, Cab Pressurizers, Evaporators & Heaters to self-contained systems with a wide range of HVAC solutions for Commercial and Industrial applications in Agricultural, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Emergency Services. Our solutions are designed specifically for OEM’s, aftermarket use and built to provide reliable service in extreme conditions.
View the full catalog here https://atc.ca/product-lines/omega/ or contact us for more info.

Engineered HVAC parts for heavy duty equipment like Condensers, Hydraulic Compressors, Cab Pressurizers, Evaporators & Heaters.

Engineered  HVAC products

Engineered HD HVAC products from ATC are an innovative line of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. These products are designed specifically for heavy-duty applications. Unlike standard HVAC systems intended for homes or small businesses, our engineered Heavy Duty HVAC products are built to withstand the demanding requirements of large commercial and industrial facilities.

These high-capacity HVAC systems are rugged and feature heavy-gauge steel cabinets, high-efficiency motors and compressors, and industrial-grade components selected for durability and performance under continuous operation. Dual refrigeration circuits allow for uninterrupted operation if one component fails to ensure redundancy. Programmable logic controllers monitor conditions and automatically optimize performance.

Our HD HVAC technology allows these systems to heat, cool, humidify, dehumidify, ventilate and filter air for the most optimal comfort and indoor air quality. Recommended applications include airports, hospitals, data centers, factories, warehouses, sports arenas; any large spaces with unique HVAC needs would be a good fit. Custom engineering ensures that the system is sized properly and designed for that facility’s specific layout, climate, occupancy, and expected usage.

Engineered HD HVAC products from ATC feature robust construction and customizable designs. These Heavy Duty HVAC systems deliver reliable climate control to meet the most demanding HVAC challenges. This advanced equipment keeps our customer’s large-scale facilities operating in peak condition year after year.


Other Engineered products
Air Filtration & Pressurization 
Compact Heater
Under-seat Heater

Omega Canada
is a proven and trusted specialist in mobile climate control. We engineer a wide range of HVAC solutions for Commercial and Industrial applications. Call  1-800-295-4156 to discuss what’s possible and let our experience be your guide.

Air Filtration & Pressurization

Air filtration and pressurization are key components of HVAC systems that help maintain indoor air quality by removing airborne contaminants using filters. Pressurization helps control the direction of airflow and prevent infiltration of outdoor pollutants.

We offer two different Air Filtration & Pressurization Solutions. Both systems continually supply fresh filtered air into the cab creating a positive pressure inside a properly sealed cab. This over-pressure pushes clean air out leaks in the positive pressure side of the system, rather than allowing contaminated air to enter. The indoor air quality is critical to providing a healthy and productive work environment and whether it’s agriculture, construction, mining or waste management, operators spend a great deal of time in the cab of their equipment. 

Cab pressurizers are highly effective at removing particulate as well as vapors and fumes. The filter element can also be customized to target specific contaminates present where your equipment is working. A differential pressure gauge or electronic pressure control system are available to measure the difference in pressure between the inside and outside of the cab

Mining operations using dual Enginaire’s precleaners and ATC’s Air Filtration 200 solution (896068)

Mining operations using dual pre-cleaners and our Air Filtration 100 solution (896068)

Tow motor fleet utilizing ATC's Air Filtration 60 solution (896052) to provide a pressurized cabin and clean air for operators.

Tow motor fleet with Air Filtration 60 solution (896052) to pressurize the cabin and clean the air for operators.



















Cab Filtration Solutions

The system incorporates Enginaire’s proven air pre-cleaner, with a patented in-line filter to make a highly efficient pressurizer that ensures clean filtered air. The unit combines a pre-cleaner with our proven VLR air filter system to give you a very efficient self contained filter air pump. As air is drawn into the air conditioner, the components remove large dirt particles with the built in centrifugal pre-cleaner.

The air is then filtered and blown into the air conditioner intake duct with our self contained air pump. By having a positive pressure on the incoming air chamber, the air conditioner can do it’s job easier with less power required. Even when the air conditioner is not being used, the clean air from the ECP is blown into the cab creating a positive pressure. This prevents dirt from entering the cab through leaks in it’s doors and other spaces.

Enginaire’s Cabaire™ uses it’s own high pressure air pump not a fan to deliver a high volume of dual filtered air into your enclosure which then has a positive air pressure on the inside. When the enclosure has a positive pressure, dirt is forced out of the doors, windows, and other unsealed areas instead of being drawn into the enclosure. You stay clean, your electronics and other instruments stay clean, while you “breathe easy”.

So whether you’re looking for a solution for smaller applications like Tow motors, Agriculture or gigantic machinery in Mining operations, Arctic Traveler Canada has a solution for your application. Call or visit us today for more information and see what 60 years of excellence can do for you.

Diagnosis and Troubleshooting A/C Systems

Troubleshooting A/C systems can be done easily, if the proper components and steps are followed. A/C system performance is achieved with many components working together to provide cab comfort for the driver and passengers. The item that receives the most attention is the Compressor. The compressor operates as the “pump” of the system, keeping the refrigerant circulating and increasing the refrigerant’s pressure.

All compressors have two sides: Suction and Discharge. The refrigerant is drawn into the compressor’s suction side as a cold-low pressure vapor and then is compressed, thus raising the refrigerant pressure and temperature. The high pressure-high temperature vapor refrigerant is then pumped out of the compressor’s discharge side to the condenser.
As the compressor moves the refrigerant through the system, the refrigerant oil also moves with the refrigerant.

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Why are compressors removed?

1) Loss of a refrigerant charge – Cold refrigerant entering the compressor on the suction side coming from the evaporator provides cooling to the compressor. With a loss of refrigerant, the compressor overheats. Also, with a loss of refrigerant, the oil is not returned back into the compressor and eventually the compressor will run dry. AC Compressors - Replacement HVAC Parts & Supplies - ATC 1-800-295-4156

2) Contamination – Particles found inside the system will cause internal damage to your system. These particles can cause blockage at the condenser, expansion valve or damage to the internal parts of your compressor. Contamination must be removed from the system by using the correct flushing procedures.

3) Misdiagnosis – Change the wrong part is a common procedure in repair A/C failures. The system must be properly diagnosed before changing parts and pieces.

What are the most common causes of compressor failures?

1) Low Refrigerant Charge AC Compressors - Replacement HVAC Parts & Supplies - ATC 1-800-295-4156
2) Leaks with the System
3) Contamination in the System
4) Lack of Lubrication
5) Clutch Failure due to System Failure
6) Blockage or Restriction within the system
7) Insufficient Condenser Cooling

What happens if a compressor continues to run under a low refrigerant charge?

1) Overheating of the compressor occurs. AC Compressor - HVAC Replacement parts & Supplies - ATC I 1-800-295-4156
2) Refrigerant oil circulation slows down and returns very little back to the compressor
3) Without proper lubricant and refrigerant charge, the compressor will “lock-up” and destroy the compressor.
4) The critical low charge point is reached when the system has 50% or less of the recommended refrigerant charge.
5) Disabled or Malfunctioning switches that allow the compressor to run in a low charge situation.

With mechanical reliability at all-time highs, heavy-duty A/C components rarely fail. In fact, components mainly fail because of the contaminated refrigerant oil and general lack of preventive maintenance. Proper maintenance increases operating time and saves money by identifying concerns before they become problems.

More Pre Season maintenance tips

A/C Preventative Maintenance
A/C Systems – How a simple inspection can save
How To Inspect an A/C Compressor
A/C Compressor Check Up
How To Troubleshoot your A/C Electrical system

Best selling mobile HVAC parts by Make


Completing the A/C Best Practices on our Youtube channel ATCTV, we feature
Basic Troubleshooting
How To and Which Components to Inspect
Examining Compressor Failures
Thermistor Kit for Navistar

Arctic Traveler Canada is always focused on the application of Air-Conditioning, Heating, Pressurization and Refrigeration of cabins and cargo areas of mobile vehicles, both on-road and off-road. As a Master Stocking Distributor, ATC offers Air Conditioning systems and replacement parts for any heavy duty vehicle. Call 1-800-295-4156 or visit www.atc.ca for more information.

How to inspect an A/C Compressor

Take these steps to inspect an A/C compressor to ensure it really needs replacing before you pull it from a heavy-duty vehicle:

1. Is The Compressor Rotation Smooth?
With the vehicle off, turn the compressor shaft with a 14-mm socket. If you feel grinding or hanging as you rotate the shaft, it’s probably due to broken components within the compressor. If the rotation is smooth, move on to Step 2.

2. Is The Coil Getting More Than 11.5 Volts?
Take a reading with the engine running and the clutch engaged. If there’s insufficient voltage, get to work on that. Otherwise, move on to Step 3.

3. Is The Coil Resistance Between 2.8 And 4.4 Ohms?
Any resistance outside this range will prevent the clutch from engaging or will cause used circuits to open. If the answer is yes, continue to Step 4.

4. Is The Compressor Able To Produce 350 Psig Or More?
If not, leave the compressor where it is. The system may have a low refrigerant charge because of a leak that needs repair, or a high-side blockage that limits refrigerant flow to the compressor.

Tech Tips from Red Dot
” We see lots of compressors that are returned fully functional and therefore not warrantable.
Get the diagnosis right. Inspect an A/C compressor before you pull the component from the vehicle.”


For expert insight into common failures and causes, watch Examining Compressor Failures on ATCTV
While there, check out
How To and Which Components to Inspect and Basic A/C Troubleshooting to further your understanding of A/C Systems.

For more information about AC Compressors or any HVAC component, call the mobile HVAC specialist Arctic Traveler Canada at 800-295-4156.

How to troubleshoot your A/C Electrical system

Tech Tips from Red Dot

On any vehicle and virtually any A/C system, electrical problems are among the hardest to troubleshoot. If you suspect an electrical problem with the A/C system, here’s a two-stage inspection routine that virtually anyone can do with no special tools or skills:

1. Inspect Electrical Connections

As you perform a visual inspection under the hood (cab) and/or at the rooftop condenser, take a moment to check all electrical connections both visually and by feel. Make sure all leads and wires are properly supported and securely connected, and that there’s no corrosion or grime on the leads or connectors.

2. Check Electrical Current Flow and Device Functions

Perform the following steps to check the current flow and electrical device functions:

  • Turn on the ignition. 
  • Turn on the A/C system. This will power the thermostat and clutch. If it does not come on, use the A/C mode switch to check the leads to the switch. You should hear a “click” from the thermostat and hear the clutch drive plate “snap” against the clutch pulley. 
  • Check fuses. If all the connections are clean and tight and there’s still a failure, check the fuses in-cab as well as in-line.
  • Check A/C clutch engagement. Since you can’t see and may not hear the clutch engage, get out and look at the clutch. If it’s engaged, you will see that the drive plate is against the pulley and not slightly spaced from it. If you aren’t sure the clutch is engaged, look for the lead wire connector near the clutch. Break and close that connection. The clutch will disengage and engage again.
  • Test blower speed operation. Some systems have a common switch that turns on the air conditioner and powers the blower motor. Test blower speed operation by adjusting this or the separate blower control switch. Feeling the air flow from the ducts or note blower sound (speed) changes.
  • Inspect roof-mounted condensers. Don’t forget to inspect roof-mounted condensers and A/C units for dirt and debris. Be sure the condenser fan(s) are working properly and all parts and electrical connections are securely fastened. The roof-mounted condenser fans may come on when the system is turned on. Like the thermostat and most clutches, the normal on-off cycling action cannot be observed until the engine is running with the A/C system on.
Once your visual inspection is complete, talk to a qualified A/C technician about what you found. Your troubleshooting efforts will be rewarded with a speedier repair and perhaps a lower repair bill.

Quick Heater Service Tip from Reddot
  • When the status is “heater fan doesn’t work,” check the ground connection for rust, paint, grime, or some other obstruction at the terminus.
  • If the motor doesn’t have a ground wire, its mount serves as a ground connection. Make sure nothing impedes the mount’s ground path.
  • Use a multimeter to make sure you’re getting full voltage to the motor. Once you know the voltage is adequate, you can then look for worn brushes, dirty squirrel-cage fans, damaged fan blades, and other more typical motor problems.

Arctic Traveler Canada
is an MSD/Master Stocking Distributor and Authorized Technical representative for many industry-leading products. Call us today at 1-800-295-4156 to see what 55 years of excellence can do to achieve your business objectives.

Cabin Air Filters

Cabin Air Filters – Increase A/C efficiency and Reduce dust, dirt and allergens
A relatively new feature in the heavy duty industry, the cabin air filters are often overlooked in regular vehicle maintenance. That’s unfortunate because the cabin air filter is just as important to the passengers as the engine air filter is to the vehicle and a likely cause of “A/C Not Blowing Cold“. A cabin filter processes the air that enters the passenger compartment via the vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system, increasing passenger comfort by trapping particulates, pollen, and other irritants.

For people with allergies and other sensitivities to airborne agents, the cabin filter represents a significant advance. Replacing the cabin air filter at the recommended interval or sooner, especially in areas of high particulate, allows the A/C system to run at optimal efficiency and passengers to breathe cleaner, fresher air, which makes any journey more enjoyable. Courtesy of Denso Corporation


Arctic Traveler Canada  carries a complete line of Off Road/Agricultural Cabin Air Filters. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more info.

A/C Preventative Maintenance

When it comes to air conditioning, a good preventative maintenance program will increase operating time and save money by identifying concerns before they become problems. Once the hot weather arrives, implementing planned maintenance allows you to schedule repairs instead of reacting to sudden unexpected issues. A/C filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance to ensure optimum performance and neglecting necessary maintenance results in a steady decline in performance and increased energy use. 

Filters

Clogged, dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency. When airflow is restricted, the air that bypasses the filter will carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and reduce the coil’s heat-absorbing abilities. To ensure efficiency, routinely clean or replace filters.

Coils

The condenser and evaporator coils collect dirt over time but a clean filter helps to keep the evaporator performing well. Debris reduces air flow, insulates the coil and reduces its ability to absorb heat. Being exposed to the elements, it is easy to see the dirt collecting on the fins. Cleaning the coil fins and removing any debris around the coil will ensure optimal performance.

Coil Fins

The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils are easily bent and can block airflow through the coil. Air conditioning wholesalers sell a tool called a “fin comb” that will comb these fins back into their original condition.

Remember to always use caution when performing preventative system maintenance, as ambient conditions (heat load) will increase refrigerant hose temperatures and don’t forget, having the right quality parts on hand makes all the difference.

See How To and Which Components to Inspect and watch this video to learn more about Basic A/C Troubleshooting.

A/C Preventative Maintenance - a regular HVAC PM program will save you money and decrease down time.

A/C System – How a simple inspection can save

RedDot

Tech Tips From RedDot

Heavy-duty A/C system components rarely fail. In fact, the system fails the components because of contaminated refrigerant oil and general lack of preventive maintenance.

One of the best ways to improve uptime and reduce maintenance costs for the customer is to promote a basic visual check of major A/C components, hose connections, and fittings at regular intervals, like with every engine-oil change. This inspection routine has another benefit: it can generate business for your parts and service department. 

Many A/C components are consumable items. It’s more cost-effective to replace them than to repair them. So preventive maintenance is an opportunity to sell a range of OEM-quality all-makes replacement parts for the air conditioner. Here are some examples:

1. RECEIVER DRIERS

The receiver-drier’s moisture indicator provides a quick visual cue about the refrigerant’s condition: a blue dot means the refrigerant is dry; pink, white, or grey indicates acid or moisture in the system. Checking the sight glass during an oil change or any scheduled maintenance procedure means the truck can receive necessary service while it’s there in the shop, before moisture and acid damage critical A/C components and lead to a failure on the road.

2. CONDENSERS

Dust, bugs, feathers, and other debris collect on the face of fins and tubes and act as a thermal barrier, making it hard for the condenser to shed heat. Condensers also fail because of vibration, which can cause hose connections to come loose and fatigue the condenser tubing adjacent to the fittings. Every 12 months, the condenser should be cleaned (taking special care not to bend or damage the fins) and the hose connections securely clamped.

3. COMPRESSOR/CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

The compressor provides the mechanical energy to circulate refrigerant and manipulate the pressure inside the system. It’s the heart of the A/C system, and the No. 1 HVAC maintenance expense item. Excessive noise and poor cooling performance are the two most obvious symptoms that a compressor is failing. Replacing the compressor involves pulling down the system, which adds refrigerant recovery and recharge to the repair cost.

Next time you see, “A/C won’t blow cold air” on a work order, note that the repair and downtime probably could have been avoided with a simple visual inspection of the truck’s air conditioning system. Any time you change the truck’s oil, check the A/C.

Arctic Traveler Canada is a master distributor and technical service expert for many of our suppliers.
Call us today at 1-800-295-4156 to find your HVAC solutions.

More Tech Tips
A/C Preventative Maintenance Tips from RedDOT 
How To Inspect an A/C Compressor
A/C Compressor Check Up
How To Troubleshoot your A/C Electrical system
Why Do a Winter time PM on your A/C System

A/C Compressor Check

Wondering why your system has a low refrigerant charge?
It could be because of a leak that needs repair, or a high-side blockage that limits refrigerant flow to the compressor. Diagnose those problems first, and if not resolved, perform this simple 4 step A/C compressor function check, before you remove the compressor from a vehicle. 

Service Tip: Remember when you open the A/C system, you should change your filter drier to remove contaminants and minimize damaging moisture in the system.
AC Compressor - The heart of your air conditioning system.
4 step tech tip
1. Is the compressor rotation smooth? With the vehicle off, turn the compressor shaft with a 14-mm socket. If you feel grinding or hanging as you rotate the shaft, there may be broken components within the compressor. If the rotation is smooth, move on to Step 2.
 
2. Is the coil getting more than 11.5 volts? Take a reading with the engine running and the clutch engaged. If there’s insufficient voltage, get to work on that. Otherwise, move on to Step 3.
 
3. Is the coil resistance between 2.8 and 4.4 ohms for a 12 vdc system and 11.2 to 17.6 ohms for a 24 vdc system? Any resistance outside these ranges will prevent the clutch from engaging or will cause used circuits to open. If the resistance measures correctly, continue to Step 4.
 
4. Is the compressor able to produce 350 psig or more? The compressor should be able to build over 350 psig on the high side with the condenser airflow restricted, and also able to pull the suction side down to 5 psig when the TXV is closed. If needed, the technician can close the TXV by chilling the charge head using a can of dust-off held upside-down.This will temporarily freeze the TVV charge head and cause it to close. If the compressor is operating correctly, the suction pressure will drop below 5 psig.

Need more info. Go to our blog, ATCNEWS or view more tips on the links below
Arctic Traveler Canada has a complete line of replacement parts & HVAC systems for all makes, any HVAC Part or System. Call us today for more information .  

Heavy Duty Hvac News & Tech Tips

HD HVAC Parts, Supplies, Solutions & Technical Tips

Spring is here and with it, the return of warmer weather and the start of what we all hope will be another busy A/C season. 

Ordering Parts – While we do look forward to speaking with you, we know that sometimes you simply want to “place an order” rather than wait in a queue while we assist others. To better serve you, We encourage you to email us at atcparts@atc.ca

ATC Connect – Parts Lookup and Cross Reference made easy
Arctic Traveler provides an exciting tool for HVAC components, ATC CONNECT. This tool provides OEM cross-references, pictures, technical tips, on-hand inventory and so much more. Click here to get access or speak with our Customer Service Reps to start utilizing this exciting and useful tool.

Our Blog ATCNEWS is how we share Best Practices and Technical Tips. With mechanical reliability at all-time highs, heavy-duty A/C components rarely fail. In fact, components mainly fail because of the contaminated refrigerant oil and general lack of preventive maintenance. In this edition, we feature 4 articles on A/C system maintenance and a best-seller list of components by Make.  
A/C Preventative Maintenance,
A/C Systems – How a simple inspection can save
How to inspect an A/C Compressor
How to troubleshoot your A/C Electrical system
Best selling mobile HVAC parts by Make

Completing the A/C Best Practices on our Youtube channel ATCTV, we feature
Basic Troubleshooting
How To and Which Components to Inspect
Examining Compressor Failures

Cabin Air Filters 

Reduce dust, dirt and allergens – A relatively new feature on the automotive scene, the cabin air filter is often overlooked in regular vehicle maintenance. This filter is just as important to the passengers as the engine air filter is to the vehicle and a likely cause of “A/C Not Blowing Cold Air“. A cabin filter processes the air that enters the passenger compartment via the vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system, increasing passenger comfort by trapping particulates, pollen, and other irritants. See more here

A/C Hose Program – Replacements & Repairs

With today’s wide range of fittings and hose, finding a replacement hose could not be any simpler. Whether you need an OE replacement, repair, or getting a custom-made hose, you can find it at ATC. Read more about our Hose Program here.
To view all our offerings, visit Product Lines to access catalog downloads or call us toll-free at 1-800-295-4156, our Customer Service Representatives will be happy to assist you.

Replacement Coils & Heat Exchangers don’t have to be from the original manufacturer.
For over 30 years, Custom Coils Canada has produced replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application. CCC services the replacement coil market in the GTA and specializes in building unique heat transfer coils and aftermarket drop-in replacements. Call 905-789-8523 to find out how our 30 years of heat exchanger experience can help you.

Thermistor Kit

What is a Thermistor?

An electrical resistor whose resistance is greatly reduced by heating, used for measurement and control. Thermistors, derived from the term thermally sensitive resistors, are a very accurate and cost-effective sensor for measuring temperature. 

Your HVAC Thermistor #2606229-C92 for 2001 International 4000, 7000, 8000 & Prostar series, can be replaced with #1400K for Quicker Installation and Less Hassle! 
Our Kit contains “First Fit OE Products”  for longer life solutions to today’s A/C problems.
Check out the video courtesy of MEI here.

Thermistor kit #1400K to replace 2001-UP International 2606229-C92

Arctic Traveler Canada
is an authorized distributor of replacement original equipment and aftermarket HVAC Parts & Supplies from industry leading Brands. Call us today at 1-800-295-4156 to hear more information on this replacement Thermistor Kit and other HVAC solutions.

 

Why do a Wintertime PM on your A/C system

Tech tip courtesy of RedDOT

If you are wondering about how to increase defroster performance and visibility for drivers, wonder no more. The simple solution is to do a wintertime PM on your A/C system!
Ensure your A/C system runs at optimal performance all year by including a complete HVAC inspection (PM) before winter.

How to increase defroster performance and visibility for drivers. Do a wintertime PM's on your A/C system.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is a Master Distributor (MSD) for RedDOT HVAC product line. Call us today at 1-800-295-4156 to find your solution.

Preheating from Eberspaecher


Eberspaecher’s AIRTRONIC Air Heaters
Eberspaecher’s air heaters are independent of both the engine and the vehicle’s own heat balance. They draw in either cool room air or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Air heaters are an excellent option for commercial vehicles of every type.
Eberspaecher’s HYDRONIC Coolant Heaters

Eberspaecher’s coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: preheating the vehicle’s passenger compartment as well as the engine. The heaters are integrated into the cooling system of the engine. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air and this heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

The Heaters for Commercial and Industrial Applications

Eberspaecher Air and Coolant heater kits can be customized to suit your specific needs. From units that are boxed for protection to controllers that can provide flexibility to your operation! These heaters are Bio Diesel Compatible and available in both 12 or 24 volts. ATC is your MSD for preheating solutions on a variety of applications. Espar Airtronic & Hydronic heaters from 7500-120,000 BTU's

  • Eliminate cold engine starts
  • Reduce idling fuel cost
  • Engine and fluid preheating
  • Cab and compartment heating
  • Minimize diesel exhaust emission
  • Defrosted windows
  • Crew shelter
  • Automatic altitude adjustment
  • CARB approved / EPA verified

Different Configurations for Different Applications

AIRTRONIC D2, B4, D4, B5, D5, D8 and Echo8 Air Heaters

AIRTRONIC units range from 2 kW / 7,500 BTUs to 5 kW / 18,800 BTUs and are available with our Digi-controller, which has an internal ambient air temperature sensor for precise compartment heating. This makes it compact for a variety of location mounts.

HYDRONIC B, D, M & L Series Coolant Heaters

The Hydronics range from 12 kW/42,000 BTUs up to 35 kW/120,000 BTUs in a boxed configuration. These units have an automatic altitude compensation and are available in 12 or 24-volt models and come with accessories such as a spark arrestor. They are compact for a variety of location mounts. The M Series has multiple speeds that reduce amp draw in lower ranges.

Control Options 

  • Indicates on-board diagnostics capability
  • 7 Day-Timers*
  • Programmable Timer
  • Push/Pull Switch
  • Thermostat*
  • Auto Shut-Off Switch
  • Digi-Controller

Easy to Operate

Eberspaecher heaters operate as miniature furnaces that are independent of the engine, utilizing the unit’s own diesel and batteries to produce heat.

Efficient

Hydronic units heat the coolant, then circulate it to warm the engine and heat exchangers to near operating temp and can be sized to provide auxiliary heat for other critical fluids. Eberspaecher air heaters heat air directly and circulate air to applicable compartments.

AIRTRONIC heaters can provide ample heat to the cab, mobile work stations, crew shelters, etc., all without idling the engine.

Productive

Using timer controls, heaters can be switched on to begin engine preheating at preset intervals, allowing operators to go directly to work upon arrival.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Espar products to the truck, bus, marine, automotive/pick-ups, off-highway, forestry, mining and military markets. See our Blog ATCNEWS for Technical News and Preventative Maintenance Tips and for more information on these and other heating products, call us today at 1-800-295-4156.

ESPAR Hydronic Heaters – Preventative Maintenance

Espar’s Hydronic Heaters uses the vehicles coolant system to pre-heat the engine coolant to allow for effective vehicle starting in extreme climates. With some modifications, vehicles can be configured to allow for warming the passenger compartment through the existing vehicle heating system.

Espar Hydronic heaters are integrated into the cooling system of the engine and work independently of the engine, thus offers pre-heating of the engine and the vehicle’s passenger compartment. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air which heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

Pre-Season Preventative Maintenance For Hydronic Heaters 

Before the cold weather arrives, it’s recommended that your Espar HYDRONIC  heaters receive a preseason check to ensure the heater is clean, free running and ready for a trouble-free season. Please use the recommended tools and follow the procedures as outlined in the heater manual while removing and reinstalling the different heater components.The heaters should be inspected and repaired by an Espar trained Technician, as follows: 

1. Check all electrical connections from the heater to the batteries. Check for wear and abrasion along the length of the harnesses. Repair or replace the harness whenever the harness insulation is broken or damaged. Check the battery connections. Clean any corrosion at the terminals. Replace the battery terminals if the corrosion is severe. Check the fuse for corrosion and the correct rating.

2. Check all clamps and hoses. Replace as required.

3. Check the condition of the exhaust system. Check for holes and breaks in the exhaust piping. Replace the exhaust as necessary.

4. Check the fuel pump filter ‐ clean or replace it as necessary. For heaters with external fuel pumps, ensure that the mounting angle of the fuel pump is in between 15‐35o. An incorrectly mounted fuel pump may lead to excessive carbon issues. Check the fuel lines for possible leaks, loose clamps, etc. Once the entire fuel system has been checked and issues, if any, are corrected, it is advisable to do a fuel quantity check.

5. Check and clear clogged weep holes on the side of the heater body. Look for any indication of coolant leakages. If leakage is suspected then remove the cover with water pump assembly and inspect and replace “O” rings on the water pump housing. Closely inspect the heater waterjacket for leakages and replace the “O” ring between waterjacket and heat exchanger. If the waterjacket is cracked, replace it.

6. Remove and replace the glow pin screen. Make sure that the new screen is installed correctly as outlined in the repair manual for the heater.

7. Remove and check the glow pin. If it shows signs of dissimilar colour or if the glow pin is in any way distorted, replace it.

8. The coolant pump should be removed and the impeller checked for damage. Any dirt or metal particles on the impeller magnet should be removed and the cavity in the pump should also be cleaned. Please Note: coolant pumps are not covered by warranty if the vehicle’s coolant system is excessively contaminated. Refer to Technical Circular 250.

9. Remove the flame tube and check the condition of the flame tube end. The flame tube should be light brown in colour with no excessive carbon at the end of the flame tube. Check for carbon build up on the burner “nose” at the cold end of the flame tube. Any carbon covering the air slots should be removed. Check the inside of the heat exchanger and scrape any loose carbon out from between the fins in the heat exchanger. Re‐install the flame tube replacing all gaskets.

10. Re‐assemble the heater and test operation. The heater should be bench tested for 15‐20 minutes before returning it to the vehicle.

11. Regardless of the season, run the heater every month for a minimum period of 15 minutes. This will help the heater burn away any combustion residue in the burner chamber and prevent corrosion in the waterjacket and decay of “O” rings.

Preventative Maintenance procedures – see below to ensure all your Eberspaecher heaters perform as expected.
Airtronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance
Carbon Build up – How to check and remove


Arctic Traveler Canada is an MSD (Master Distributor) for Eberspaecher productsand a technical leader actively involved in projects driving the mobility of tomorrow. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information about mobile heating solutions.


ESPAR Airtronic Heaters – Preventative Maintenance

Arctic Traveler Canada is a master distributor and technical service expert for ESPAR Airtronics and Hydronics Heaters.

Preventative Maintenance For Espar Airtronic Heaters

It’s recommended that Espar Airtronic heaters receive a pre-season check-up to ensure the heaters are ready for a trouble-free cold weather season. Always use the recommended tools and follow the procedures as outlined in the manual while removing and reinstalling the heater components. 
The heaters should be inspected and repaired by an Espar trained mechanic, as follows:

1. Before the initial operation, ensure that the heater is not being subjected to external loads by heavy objects being placed over it. This may cause damage to the heater parts and affect its normal operation. Ensure that sufficient clearances, as recommended in the heater manual, are being maintained around the heater, even while the vehicle is in operation.

2. Check the return air inlet port and the hot air outlet port for any blockages. Inspect the length of ducting for any damage and replace as necessary. Ensure all ducting connections are secure. Discourage heat sensitive materials from being placed too close to the heater, ducting components or hot air outlet ports.

3. Check all electrical connections from the heater to the batteries. Check for wear and abrasion along the length of the harnesses. Repair or replace the harness whenever the harness insulation is broken or damaged. Check the battery connections. Clean any corrosion at the terminals. Replace the battery terminals if the corrosion is severe. Check the fuse for corrosion and the correct rating.

4. Remove the glow pin and, if necessary, clean it. If the glow pin shows signs of dissimilar colour or distortions, replace it. Inspect the glow pin wires for damage and if necessary, replace it. Remember to clean the glow pin chamber and ensure the glow pin ventilation hole is clear of any obstructions, then replace the glow pin.

5. Regardless of its condition, remove and replace the glow pin screen every pre-season. Make sure that the new screen is installed correctly. Install the new screen.

6. Check the condition of the exhaust pipe. Look for any holes or breaks in the exhaust piping. Replace if necessary. Ensure the exhaust pipe is securely located and correctly routed.

7. Check the condition of the combustion air intake tube. Clear any blockages. If damaged, replace it. Ensure that the combustion air intake tube is securely located and correctly routed.

8. Ensure the mounting angle of the fuel pump is in between 15-35 degrees. An incorrectly mounted fuel pump may lead to excessive carbon issues. Check the fuel lines for possible leaks, loosened clamps, etc., inspect the filter on the suction side fuel pump filter, clean or replace it as necessary. Once the entire fuel system has been checked and any issues corrected, it is advisable to do a fuel quantity check.

9. If the fuel quantity result is above specification, then it will be a cause for excessive carbon issues and the fuel pump would need to be replaced. If the fuel quantity result is within specifications, but on the higher side, then any possible excessive carbon issues may be corrected by increasing the mounting angle of the fuel pump to the near vertical position. If the fuel quantity result is below specification, then it is recommended that the fuel pump be replaced, but only if the heater repeatedly flames out during operation.

10. If there are complaints about the heater smoking excessively during operation, then remove and check the condition of the burner. The burner should be light brown in colour. Clean any carbon buildup inside the burner tube. Check the inside of the heat exchanger and scrape out any loose carbon.

11. When reassembling the burner and the heat exchanger, use a new thermal insulator. Likewise, when reassembling the blower motor assembly use a new blower gasket.

12. Reassemble the heater and test operation. The heater should be bench tested for 15-20 minutes before returning the heater to the vehicle.

13. Regardless of the season, run the heater every month for a minimum period of 15 minutes. This will help the heater burn away any combustion residue in the burner chamber. It will ensure that the fuel in the lines to the heater does not gel and solidify and that the heater will start reliably when the heating season arrives.

Preventative Maintenance procedures – see below to ensure all your Eberspaecher heaters perform as expected.
Hydronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance
Carbon Build up – How to check and remove

Arctic Traveler Canada is an MSD (Master Distributor) for Eberspaecher productsand a technical leader actively involved in projects driving the mobility of tomorrow. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information about mobile heating solutions.


Carbon buildup. Remove it to increase heater performance

Arctic Traveler Canada is a master distributor and technical service expert for Eberspaecher Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters.

Carbon buildup can decrease heater performance and reduce operator comfort.


In the event that the burner / flame tube and combustion chamber of the Airtronic D2 or D4 becomes restricted and the heater fails due to carbon/soot build up it may be possible to clean the burner without disassembling the heater by running the heater in high using Kerosene instead of Diesel.

To help identify when a burner has excessive carbon build up, Click here and follow the recommendations.

Since the replacement of a burner with carbon build up is not covered by warranty unless the carbon was caused by a defective heater or component this bulletin will assist in reducing the cost and time of cleaning a burner that has caused the heater to fail due to excessive carbon build up.

The excessive build‐up of carbon in the heater is not a result of normal operation of the heater. The build‐up of excessive carbon or soot in the burner / combustion chamber and flame tube as well as the inside of the heat exchanger is in most a symptom of an underlying problem which is the root cause. Therefore, it is very important to identify and correct the root cause so that the burner does not become restricted again. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide and fault code list to identify the problem. Also refer to the installation instructions to make sure the heater and accessories are installed according to the installation guidelines using the correct parts. 

In some cases the carbon build up in the burner may be too severe and the burner would need to be replaced. Unless the root cause of the carbon build up is corrected the replacement or cleaning of the burner will not result in a permanent solution but only a temporary fix.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is a Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. For more Preventative Maintenance procedures, browse the Espar category of our blog ATCNEWS or call us at 1-800-295-4156 for more information.

How To Check and Remove Carbon Build up
Airtronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance
Hydronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance

ESPAR Heaters : How to check & remove Carbon build up

Preventative Maintenance for ESPAR Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. How to determine and remove carbon build up in the burner.
How To Determine and Remove Excessive Carbon Build up in Espar Heaters.


One way to identify if the burner in your Espar Heaters may have excessive carbon build up is to look into the exhaust outlet of the heater with the flexible exhaust pipe removed.
This may be difficult while the heater is installed due to its location but with the assistance of a mirror and a flashlight it can be accomplished.
Intake and Exhaust outlets of the Espar heaters
Another way to find out if the burner has excessive carbon build up, is to inspect the glow pin screen chamber and look into the burner as much as possible.
If the bottom of the glow pin screen chamber is blocked or partially restricted it may be an indication that the burner could have carbon build up.
Glow pin chamber in Espar Heaters.
When Espar heaters have failed to start due to excessive carbon build‐up in the burner, the heater may produce a Fault Code 52 which is Safety Time Exceeded.
This indicates that the heater was not able to start within its allowed start up time. This may also be accompanied by excessive white smoke.

CAUTION:
During the cleaning process of the heater it is likely that hot pieces of carbon will come out of the exhaust pipe of the heater. Make sure that there is nothing on or around the exhaust that could be ignited by these particles. For example, oily rags, fuel spills, the kerosene container or any other flammable material or substance.
Do not look into exhaust pipe or expose unprotected part of your body to the exhaust outlet.

It is the responsibility of the technician who is performing this method of carbon removal to ensure all safety regulations for working with fuel, are met during the procedure. 
Below is a picture of a burner that was cleaned using Kerosene.
Pictures of the burner in your Espar Heaters before and after it was cleaned to optimize performance and extend life span.


Alternate method of cleaning Espar Heaters

  • Remove the glow pin using the glow pin removal tool, Espar part number 25 2069 01 03 03 and replace the glow pin screen, Espar part number 25 2069 01 03 00. Make sure the ventilation hole on the side of glow pin chamber is completely clear and not restricted or plugged. Clean the glow pin screen chamber with a brush before inserting the new glow pin screen.
  • Reassemble the heater back to operating condition.
  • Make sure all sources of ignition are kept a safe distance away from the fuel lines and the container of kerosene.
  • Remove fuel line from inlet side of fuel pump.
  • Replace this fuel line with another section of fuel line which is an appropriate length and secure one end to inlet side of fuel pump and other end into a flammable safe container of Kerosene. Espar plastic fuel tank or another approved container may be used.
  • Make sure that the fuel lines and fuel container are not near any sources of heat. Make sure the fuel lines do not touch the exhaust systems of the vehicle, or the Heater.
  • Ensure end of fuel line is securely fastened to fuel pump as to not allow any air to enter fuel system during operation.
  • Ensure Kerosene container is not placed near the air intake or exhaust of heater; this will prevent any fumes to enter combustion chamber and also prevent any sparks or hot particles from igniting the Kerosene.
  • Turn on the heater. This may take several attempts to prime fuel lines.
  • Adjust Thermostat or Mini Controller to the highest temperature set point. If necessary, open vehicle doors allowing cool air in. This will ensure that the heater runs in boost.
  • Some heaters with excessive carbon build up may not start using kerosene and will give a Fault Code 52: Safety Time Exceeded. These heaters may require that they be disassembled and cleaned manually.
  • Allow heater to run in boost for approximately 25‐30 minutes.
  • Turn heater off
  • After the heater has completed its cool down cycle, the fuel line can be removed from fuel pump and container. Container can be removed from the area and safely stored away.
  • Reinstall original fuel line back to inlet side of fuel pump.
  • The heater can now be operated as usual.
Arctic Traveler Canada is a MSD (Master Stocking Distributor) for Eberspaecher products and a technical leader actively involved in projects driving the mobility of tomorrow. Call ATC @ 1-800‐295‐4156 for all your Heater and AC needs.

Airtronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance
Hydronic Heaters Preventative Maintenance

Espar Cargo Heaters for delivery vehicles

Preheaters for Vans, Multi-Temp Trailers & Trailer Bodies

Espar cargo heaters provide heat for vans, multi-temp trailers and trailer bodies. These air heaters maintain desired temperatures for cargo without using engine heat.
View brochure here

AIRTRONIC D5 Espar cargo heaters - Heat van, multi-temp trailers and trailer bodies mwithout using engine heat.

  • Van bodies 20′ long, maintains 40°F (4°C) cargo temperatures.
  • Outside temperatures -20°F (-29°C)
  • Insulation – minimum 2″ polyurethane. 

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  • Van bodies 30′ long, maintains 40°F (4°C) cargo temperatures.
  • Outside temperatures -20°F (-29°C)
  • Insulation – minimum 2″ polyurethane.

Other heaters are also suitable for larger or more severe applications. Consult our CSR’s for recommendations.

The most important advantages:

  • Electronically controlled temperature regulations which maintain optimum cargo area temperatures.
  • High volume heat output which provides faster heat recuperation after stops high air flow ensures good even heat distribution.
  • Independent of engine heat, low power draw reduces demands on batteries.

Eberspaecher heaters operate as miniature furnaces that are independent of the engine, utilizing the unit’s own small engine and batteries to produce heat.
Airtronic heaters draw in either cool room air or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Airtronic Air heaters are an excellent option for commercial vehicles of every type.

Need an Espar heating solution for your Application?
Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. Whether you need one heater or a skid load, replacement parts or technical support on any Eberspaecher Airtronic and Hydronic Heater, contact us
We look forward to showing you how 50+ years of experience can add value to your company’s bottom line!

Arctic Traveler Canada, the mobile climate control specialist – Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information or visit us here.
Read more about Eberspaecher heaters at the links below.
Eberspaecher heaters updates make them even better
Preheating from Eberspaecher
Eberspaecher D5 S3 Heaters
Eberspaecher Hydronic heaters

Espar Heaters: Updates make them even better

Airtronic S2/M2 – The new Airtronic family

The new Airtronic family is the logical further development of the successful Eberspäecher air heater. With its robust components and the latest control system, the Airtronic now features both functional expansions and a longer service life.

The new Airtronic is equipped with automatic altitude adjustment as standard. A new brushless motor has extended the service life to 5,000 hours. This new motor, a modern control system and the use of the latest metering pump technology also improve the acoustics. Furthermore, the new Airtronic uses the pioneering Eberspäecher CAN bus technology.


Advantages:

  • Interfaces: CAN, LIN (only 12 V), S+Introducing the S2/M2 - A new brushless motor extends the service life to 5,000 hours, automatic altitude adjustment and the latest metering pump technology also improve the acoustics.
  • Service life 5,000 h
  • Brushless motor
  • Use of the latest EasyStart Pro and EasyStart Web control units
  • Diagnostics and parameter assignment via EasyScan
  • Starting capability down to –46 °C
  • Stepless heating performance control
  • Noise emissions optimized
  • Use of acoustically improved metering pump
  • Integrated altitude sensor:
    – Automatic altitude adjustment up to 3,000 m
    – Optimized combustion

Additional features:

  • Universal installation kit for all versions
  • Air scoops provided separately to the installation kit
  • Metering pump included in delivery with Airtronic S2/M2
  • Identical to Airtronic 1:
    – installation positions
    – repair and spare parts
    – installation space and mechanical interfaces (air, exhaust and combustion air)
  • Heating-air connection diameters:
    – 2 kW: Ø 60 mm and Ø 75 mm
    – 4 kW: Ø 75 mm and Ø 90 mm
  • ADR compatibility of the 24 V versions


Hydronic S3 Economy/Commercial – now even more versatile

The CAN/switching plus version of the Hydronic S3 Economy is the direct successor to the previous CAN/LIN version and is compatible with the Eberspäecher EasyStart CAN-bus-compatible control unit family that will be available.

The new switching plus input also ensures compatibility with all other control units that output an S+ switch-on signal. The new Hydronic S3 Commercial rounds off the product family with a 24-volt version for commercial applications. It will also be available in a 5.6 kW Power version for commercial applications for the first time, making it unrivaled on the market.


Advantages:Eberspaecher Hydronic S3 Commercial

  • Interfaces: CAN and S++
  • Economy: service life 3,000 h 
  • Commercial: service life 5,000 h
  • Compatibility with all new and many conventional control units
  • New 24-volt heater for commercial applications
  • NEW: Power version with 5.6 kW heating performance
  • Very large output range
  • Utilization of residual heat through heating circuit run-on control
  • Stepless heating performance control
  • Noise emissions optimized

Additional features:

  • Economy: gasoline (also E10) and diesel (also B30)
    Commercial: diesel (also B30)
  • Diagnostic display via EasyStart TP 7.1 control units, as well as via EasyStart CAN-based control units
  • Economy: suitable for altitudes up to 1,500 m above sea level; altitude adjustment can be activated manually above 1,500 m with EasyStart Pro
    Commercial: automatic altitude adjustment up to 3,000 m above sea level
  • Connection diameters: water 20 mm, exhaust gas 24 mm, combustion air 20 mm
  • ADR compatible with EasyStart Pro (with “Commercial” version)

Need an Espar heating solution for your Application?
Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. Whether you need one heater or a skid load, replacement parts or technical support on any Eberspaecher Airtronic and Hydronic Heater, contact us. We look forward to showing you how 50+ years of experience can add value to your company’s bottom line!
Arctic Traveler Canada, the mobile climate control specialist – Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information or visit us here.



Espar Hydronic Coolant Heaters

Espar Hydronic coolant heaters

Offering affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle. They provide affordable heating solutions for trucks, off-road equipment, boats and buses.

Hydronic S3 – The newest and most compact heater on the market that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. To learn more about this little marvel, watch the Introduction & Technical overview videos on our Youtube channel, ATCTV.

The coolant or hydronic S3 heater works efficiently with all popular types of fuel. Due to its robust construction – with an encapsulated fan motor and the separation of cold and hot components – it is designed for longevity.By launching the Hydronic S3 Economy, Eberspächer introduces a compact water heater into the market that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. In addition, the Hydronic S3 Economy uses pioneering Eberspächer CAN bus technology and is made with robust components.

Hyrdronic D5 Series offers affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle. Units function like hot water furnaces, utilizing the vehicle’s own fuel and power supply to produce heat. The heater’s coolant pump then circulates the engine’s coolant to transfer the heat to the engine block. Applications include: trucks, off-highway equipment, boats, and buses. Units are easy to install and do not require electrical plug-ins.
Espars Hydronic D5 coolant heater series offers affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle.  The heater’s coolant pump then circulates the engine’s coolant to transfer the heat to the engine block.The Hydronic D5 coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: pre-heating the vehicle's passenger compartment and the engine.

Hydronic M-II series is powerful, compact, lightweight, and rugged in design. This series of heaters are ideal for providing engine, fuel, and hydraulic preheat for off-highway equipment as well as engine and supplemental cabin heat for motorcoachs and school buses. They are available in 1 size with 4 power levels and are diesel or bio-diesel compatible.

Espar Hydronic M-II series is powerful, compact, lightweight, and rugged in design. This series of heaters are ideal for providing engine, fuel, and hydraulic preheat for off-highway equipment as well as engine and supplemental cabin heat for motorcoachs and school buses.Espars Hydronic M-II series of heaters is available in one size with the option of four power levels and are diesel or bio-diesel compatible. Units can be boxed for protection against the elements and incorporate an automatic altitude compensation component, so you can use your heater anywhere with ease.

Hydronic L-II series is available in 1 size with 4 power levels for the largest coaches, boats and off-road engines. These heaters provide engine, fuel and hydraulic preheat and can be incorporated into a coaches heating system to provide supplemental heat   These large HYDRONIC pre-heaters can be boxed for protection against the elements and offer innovative amp management solutions utilizing our multifunction switch.
These large Espar Hydronic pre-heaters  are available in one size with the option of four power levels and can be boxed for protection against the elements.Espar’s HYDRONIC L-II series are for the largest coaches, boats and off-road engines. These heaters provide engine, fuel and hydraulic preheat and can be incorporated into a coaches heating system to provide supplemental heat.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaecher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic heaters, the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information.

Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters

Eastern Canada’s largest MSD wants to make this your best ESPAR season ever!

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspacher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of products. Eberspaecher has the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspaacher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters. Eberspaecher has the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace.

Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters

AIRTRONIC Air Heaters
Eberspaecher’s air heaters are independent of both the engine and of the vehicle’s own heat balance. They draw in cool room or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Air heaters are an excellent solution for commercial vehicles of every type.

HYDRONIC Coolant Heaters
Eberspaecher’s coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: pre-heating the vehicle’s passenger compartment and the engine. The heaters are integrated into the cooling system of the engine. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air and this heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

In case you don’t already know about Arctic Traveler Canada’s enviable history with Eberspaecher, we’d like to tell you a little about who we are:

  • For over ten years, ATC has provided full warehousing, distribution service and sales support to Espar for all heaters across Eastern Canada.
  • ATC provides our own engineering team for when customer needs deviate from the norm.
  • ATC maintains three warehouses – MississaugaMontreal and Burlington (HQ). This ensures fast delivery of heaters and/or replacement parts & service.
  • ATC offers complete service, diagnostics and heater repair at all our locations and we also have our own Espar trained technicians who can assist you at your location.
  • ATC facilitates full Espar warranty support for every heater we sell, from a simple warranty claim to training your staff on how to process claims directly with Espar. 
  • ATC provides OEM style installs on chassis not factory equipped with heaters. This includes Espar’s full two year/2000 hour warranty on the heater.

Need an Espar heating solution for your Application?
Whether you need one heater or a skid load, replacement parts or technical support on any Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heater, contact us.
We look forward to showing you how our 50+ years of experience can add value to your company’s bottom line!

Arctic Traveler Canada, the mobile climate control specialist – Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information or visit us here.


SPRING HVAC Tech Tips from RedDOT

Spring HVAC Tech Tips to ensure your AC system and its components perform optimally. Spring has officially sprung and the shift from cold to warm weather can prove impactful to mobile HVAC systems. Following best practices will help to weather even the most extreme seasons and keep your AC systems operating optimally. Read on for some technical tips on maintaining system integrity.  
 

  1. Close your HVAC’s water valve 

During winter, many people will keep their water valves open as they use their heating system. An important part of the shifting weather is to ensure that your water valve is operational and closed. When left open, the system will emit warm air even when the A/C is turned on. 
 

  1. Check for refrigerant leaks 

Most HVAC systems haven’t had their A/C turned on for months because they’re just used for heat during the winter. If an A/C system sits idle for extended periods of time, it can lead to the system’s refrigerant leaking out of the face seal. To check for a refrigerant leak, look for traces of oil on the system’s fittings, or use an electronic leak detector and check the service ports and charge ports where the gauge set is attached. 

  1. Inspect compressor belts for wear and tear 

Since A/C compressor belts are made of rubber, with time and use they will begin to eventually wear and will need to be replaced. Be sure to check the belt for any cracks, abrasions or glazing that will indicate wear and tear. You should also check your compressor belt for proper tension because too much tension will put too much side load on the clutch bearings and cause a leak, whereas too little tension will cause the belt to slip and generate heat, burning off the belt or clutch. 

  1. Ensure proper airflow 

Air filters should be cleaned every time a vehicle undergoes an inspection to ensure proper airflow and the quality of air that an operator will be breathing. It’s also important for air inlets in the operator cab to remain free from obstructions. Air inlets are usually behind the driver’s seat and can be unintentionally covered up by the vehicle operator. If you put your lunch, dog, coat, etc. behind your seat, you may block the inlet and prevent your A/C from properly blowing air.     

For more information on Air Conditioning, Filtration, Heating & Pressurization, call the mobile HVAC specialist Arctic Traveler Canada at 800-295-4156.

More Tech tips
AC Preventative Maintenance 

How To Inspect an A/C Compressor
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How To Troubleshoot your A/C Electrical system
Why Do a Winter time PM on your A/C System

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How To and Which Components to Inspect 
Basic A/C Troubleshooting.

Compact Heater – Ceiling, Wall or Floor

This compact heater is perfect for cabins to ensure operator comfort. The 071100000 heater with front intake & side discharge, is compact (12.6 x 12.6 x 4.6) and powerful at 26K BTU’s. The heater also offers flexible mounting options to the ceiling, wall or floor mounted for use on any application. 

Compact & powerful heater with 26,000 BTU’s, it can be Wall, Ceiling or Floor mounted.

ATC offers replacement parts, units & supplies and engineer a variety of HD HVAC solutions for any application in any industry. For more information Contact Us at 1-800-295-4156.

ATC Heaters 

Auxiliary Heater – Underseat High Performance

This underseat high performance auxiliary heater ( 082210000 ) is ideal for applications that require a small footprint (13.70 L x 9.21 H x 9.21 W ) but demand high performance.  With 42,000 BTU’s, it provides significant heating to ensure optimum operator comfort.

Auxiliary heaters are an additional heating component installed in vehicles to provide supplementary heat. It serves as a backup to the main heating system and allows the engine to warm up faster in cold weather. Heat is then transferred via coolant that circulates through the vehicle’s heating system. The heater may be activated manually or automatically when the engine coolant temperature drops below a set level.

Auxiliary heaters are common in diesel vehicles since diesel engines can take longer to warm up in cold temperatures. The extra heat provided by the auxiliary heater allows the passenger cabin to reach a comfortable temperature faster when first starting the vehicle. Some auxiliary heaters have electric fans to help distribute the hot air through the vehicle’s ventilation system. More advanced designs integrate with the climate control system for fully automated operation.
Overall, auxiliary heaters are an effective way to supplement the main heating system and provide fast warm up times in cold weather. With an auxiliary heater, drivers don’t have to wait as long for the engine to warm up before getting heat inside the cabin.


Compact Heater with 42,000 BTU’s provides significant heating to ensure optimum operator comfort.

#ArcticTravelerCanada is a Master Stocking Distributor and manufacturer of HD HVAC components and systems for On and Off-road equipment. We offer replacement parts & HVAC systems for all makes, any HVAC Part or System. We also engineer a variety of HVAC solutions for any application in any industry. Contact Us at 1-800-295-4156 for more information.

Best Selling Mobile HVAC parts by Make

The Best Selling Mobile HVAC parts By Make, call Arctic Traveler Canada. We manufacture and distribute an extensive line of high-quality original equipment and aftermarket HD HVAC parts and supplies for industry-leading brands. We know that having the right part is paramount to getting the job done right. To ensure that you get it right, we offer Mobile HVAC Best Sellers by Make. Denso, Sanden & York Compressors, Clutches, Condensers, Expansion Valves, Receiver Driers and so much more. Call 800-295-4156 or Contact us  to see what 55 years of excellence can do for you. 











Best Sellers Mobile HVAC Parts for Sterling - Compressors, Condensers, Clutches, Blowers, Expansion Valves, O'Rings, Receiver Driers and more.

Best Sellers Mobile HVAC Parts for Western Star - Compressors, Condensers, Clutches, Blowers, Expansion Valves, O'Rings, Receiver Driers and more.

A/C Hose repairs

Replacement A/C Hose lines don’t have to be from the Original Manufacturer!

How To Repair A/C Hose – In the past, it was difficult to find a supplier capable of doing AC hose repairs, but with today’s wide selection of high-quality fittings and hose, your replacement could be right here at ATC. The Air Conditioning System provides the desired cabin temperatures to ensure operator comfort. The AC hose is used to effectively transfer both liquid and gas between the components and should be inspected for leaks and either repaired or replaced ASAP, to ensure the system continues to perform as expected.

Click here to view an Aeroquip EZ Clip Demo from Reddot

Today, many hose sets come with metal tube sections, some of which we offer. If no suitable fitting is available, using a hose to replicate the metal tube is the next best thing.
Our experience suggests using Aeroquip hose and E-Z Clip may hold an advantage over crimp fittings for replacing metal tubes. Aeroquip EZ Clip & Hose fitting is a simple option for making or repairing Air Conditioning hose lines on heavy-duty trucks, agricultural, construction and other industrial applications. No hydraulic equipment is needed. Rather, a simple, easy-to-use crimping plier enables quick and easy A/C Hose repairs in the field.
Each Aeroquip fitting 
comes with 2 Clips which slide over the hose and a Cage which locks into the fitting, goes through the cages and is secured with crimper pliers.
AC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & SuppliesAC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & Supplies
This example shows an OE Hose at the top and using 4 Aeroquip fittings and hose, we can quickly provide a quality solution for your application.
AC Hose Repairs with quality fittings and hose. Call us today to see what our experience can do for you - 1-800-295-4156

The reduced diameter hose enables tighter turns (but not right angles) without concern for “kinks” which would compromise the hose and AC system.
AC Hose Repair using Aeroquip EZ Clip Fittings and Hose is a quick solution for the quick turn around needs and mobile technicians. Providing even greater flexibility, when the E-Z Clip fitting is lubricated with a slight amount of refrigerant oil before it’s inserted into the hose, the direction/index of the fitting can be changed by rotating the fitting in the hose. Once the refrigerant oil used has dried (1-2 hours) the fitting can no longer be turned or re-indexed.

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