PBF Big Foot® Series Radiant Tube Heater

Home  » Poultry Animal Infrared Heaters

Infrared Photography Shows Extra Wide, Uniform
Heat Distribution Made Possible Only By Space-Ray's Big Foot®

Features

  • 19° Optimized Reflector Angle Reduces Convective Wash.
  • Better Radiant Throw For Even Temperature Distribution.
  • Low Clearances to Combustibles Above.
  • Allows Birds Warm Access to Food & Water.
  • Unique U-Bend Reflector Improves Heat Throw From End of Tube.
  • Rectangular Pattern Conforms to Shape of Poultry House.
  • 4" Diameter Tubes Create a Large Radiant Surface To Emit More Heat Over a Wide Area.
  • Each Unit Comes With Fresh Air Intake Kit, Exhaust Hood, Stainless Steel Flexible Gas Connector And A Pre-wired Electrical Connection.
  • Each Unit Is Pre-assembled For Easy Installation.
  • Includes TISS™ (Tube Integrity Safety System) – Space-Ray's patented, innovative safety system. In the unlikely event of a tube failure, TISS has been designed to automatically shut off the heater, providing greater safety and peace of mind. See detail below.

TISSTM

Tube Integrity Safety Shut-Off System

U.S. Patent #8,000,075

Space-Ray’s patented innovative safety feature for positive pressure radiant tube heaters is called the “Tube Integrity Safety System'' (TISS™). The revolutionary TISS™ uses a simple principle to place an electrically insulated aluminum wire in tension above the reflector as shown above.
Low voltage is then continuously passed along the wire in line with the gas control circuit. If heat levels increase due to heat exchanger failure, the wire melts and the safety circuit is broken, breaking the 24 volt circuit and shutting down the heater.

  • 19° Optimized Reflector Angle
  • Less Convective Wash
  • Better Radiant Throw for Even Temperature Distribution
  • Low Clearances to Combustibles Above
  • Allows Birds Warm Access to Food & Water
  • Unique U-Ben Reflector Improves Heat Throw From End of Tube
  • Rectangular Pattern Conforms to Shape of Poultry House
  • 4" Diameter Tubes Create a Large Radiant Surface To Emit More Heat Over a Wide Area
  • Each Unit Comes With Fresh Air Intake Kit, Exhaust Hood, Stainless Steel Flexible Gas Connector & a Pre Wired Electrical Connection
  • Each Unit is Pre-assembled for Easy Installation
  • Includes TISS (Tube Integrity Safety System) – Space-Ray's patented innovative safety system. In the unlikely event of a tube failure, TISS has been designed to automatically shut off the heater, providing greater safety and peace of mind.
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty on Complete Emitter Assembly

1Patent No. 8000075

Big Foot Poultry Heater

Infrared photography shows the Big Food Radiant Tube Brooder's large, even heat pattern at litter level.

Big Foot Poultry Heater Big Foot Poultry Heater

Big Foot's unique design produces a large rectangular heat pattern

Big Foot's wide heat pattern keeps water and food areas warm for easy bird access.

Model Single Stage BTU/HR Input Two Stage BTU/HR High Input Two Stage BTU/HR Low Input Min Mounting Height
PBF60 60,000 60,000 40,000 8'
PBF70 70,000 70,000 45,000 9'
PBF80 80,000 80,000 55,000 9'
PBF90 90,000 90,000 60,000 9'
Control Suffix Gas Type Control Option Description
N5/L5 Natural/Propane Single Stage Gas Valve - Single Stage Input
N7/L7 Natural/Propane Two Stage Gas Valve - Modulating Input - High/Low Fire
Model Single Stage BTU/HR Input Two Stage BTU/HR High Input Two Stage BTU/HR Low Input Total Tube Length Overall Dimension Shipping Weight
PBF60 60,000 60,000 40,000 15' 16' 2" 122 lbs
PBF60 60,000 60,000 40,000 20' 21' 2" 157 lbs
PBF70 70,000 70,000 45,000 15' 16' 2" 122 lbs
PBF70 70,000 70,000 45,000 20' 21' 2" 157 lbs
PBF80 80,000 80,000 55,000 20' 21' 2" 157 lbs
PBF90 90,000 90,000 60,000 20' 21' 2" 157. lbs
Gas Type Control Type Single Stage Burner Pressure Two Stage Burner Pressure High Two Stage Burner Pressure Low Supply Pressure Min Supply Pressure Max Voltage * Amps
Natural N5 3.5" wc     5" wc 14" wc 120 VAC 1.74
Natural N7   3.5" wc 1.4" wc 5" wc 14" wc 120 VAC 1.74
Propane L5 10" wc     11' wc 14" wc 120 VAC 1.74
Propane L7   10" wc 4.0" wc 11' wc 14" wc 120 VAC 1.74
* Models available for 230v 50Hz

MINIMUM CLEARANCES TO COMBUSTIBLES

Model Sides Ceiling Below Ends
PBF60 36" 12" 69" 32"
PBF70 36" 12" 69" 32"
PBF80 36" 12" 69" 32"
PBF90 36" 12" 69" 32"
Cold air Stopper, Part #30683000

Improves heating efficiency by preventing cold air during winter (warm air during summer) from entering your poultry house when the heating system is off.

Cold air Stopper
click to enlarge
Two Stage Relay Package, Part #44195000

(One per heater required) for controlling multiple heaters with a single 24V thermostat

Contains:
Relay Board, #30740000….Qty-1
ABS Enclosure, #30709059….Qty-1
Mounting Plate, #30709058….Qty-1
Water Tight Connectors, #30635010….Qty-2
#6-32x5/8” Screws, #02242030….Qty-2
Two Stage Relay
click to enlarge