LoPro Series

LoPro Heater for Swine and Poultry House

  • Up To A Powerful 42,000 BTU/Hr.
  • 5% More Heat Than Other Brooders.
  • Low Pressure & High Pressure Models Available.
  • 13” tall vs the 18” tall profile of our standard SRB and Tru40 models
  • Factory Pre-Assembled Components For Quick Install.
  • Corrosion Resistant Materials To Resist Humidity And
    Ammonia.
  • Dual Fuel Regulator Convert Between Gas Types With
    Just An Orifice Change.
  • Unique 60° Emitter Angle.
  • Puts More Radiant Heat Into The Primary Brood Area.
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty.
  • Direct Spark Ignition.
  • Water Resistant Ignition Control Box.
  • All Stainless Steel & Aluminum Construction.
  • 24V Or 120V Power Supply Available.
  • Zone Control Panel Available.

Fully Insulated, Enclosed Emitter Assembly for Durability & Efficiency

profile

Space-Ray’s stainless steel emitter assembly is fully insulated and enclosed so the insulation will not crumble or distort in the tough operating conditions normally found in poultry houses. This exclusive design not only provides durability but also prevents heat loss back through the emitter than can occur over time. This results in higher radiant output and continued energy efficiency that translates into annual fuel savings.

Unique 60° Emitter Angle Puts More Radiant Heat Into Primary Brood Area

Emitter angles

No other radiant gas brooder can provide more radiant heat to the floor of your poultry house than Space-Ray. Our specially designed 60° emitter angle, combined with our deep dish canopy, produces an optimum heat pattern in the primary brood area. This large radiant heat pattern means that fewer brooders are required in each house resulting in fuel savings.

Space-Ray’s Unique 60° Emitter Angle is specifically designed to aim the radiant heat directly at the birds where it’s needed most

Models
LoPro BTU/HR Input Brooder Spacing Min Mounting
Height
Ventilation
Required*
Gas
Consumption
LPBL42-N5/L5 42,000 25-40′ 72″ 200 CFM .46 GPH
.42 THERM
LPBH40-N5/L5 40,000 25-40′ 72″ 200 CFM  .43 GPH
.40 THERM
Specifications
  • Up To A Powerful 42,000 BTU/Hr.
  • 5% More Heat Than Other Brooders.
  • Low Pressure & High Pressure Models Available.
  • 13” tall vs the 18” tall profile of our standard SRB and Tru40 models
  • Factory Pre-Assembled Components For Quick Install.
  • Corrosion Resistant Materials To Resist Humidity And
    Ammonia.
  • Dual Fuel Regulator Convert Between Gas Types With
    Just An Orifice Change.
  • Unique 60° Emitter Angle.
  • Puts More Radiant Heat Into The Primary Brood Area.
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty.
  • Direct Spark Ignition.
  • Water Resistant Ignition Control Box.
  • All Stainless Steel & Aluminum Construction.
  • 24V Or 120V Power Supply Available.
  • Zone Control Panel Available.

 

Maintenance Friendly

Dimensions
Model Control Type BTU/HR Input Canopy Diameter Brooder Height Shipping Weight

LPBL42-N5/L5

Direct Spark 42,000 35″ 13″ 19 lbs.

LPBH40-N5/L5

Direct Spark 40,000 35″ 13″ 19 lbs.
Supply Requirements
Pressure Gas Type Control Type Burner Pressure Supply
Pressure Min
Supply
Pressure Max
Voltage Amps
Low Pressure Natural #5 Direct Spark 4″wc 5″wc 14″wc 24 VAC 0.8
Low Pressure Propane #5 Direct Spark 10″wc 11″wc 14″wc 24 VAC 0.8
High Pressure Natural #5 Direct Spark 5.0 PSIG
(345 mbar)
5.0 PSIG
(345 mbar)
5.0 PSIG
(345 mbar)
120 VAC 0.5
High Pressure Propane #5 Direct Spark 5.0 PSIG
(345 mbar)
5.0 PSIG
(345 mbar)
5.0 PSIG
(345 mbar)
120 VAC 0.5
Clearance Information
Model Sides Ceiling Below
LoPro 36″ 18″ 72″
Accessories
Zone Control Panel Model ZCP22, Part #43619050

This is power supply control which utilizes a 375VA transformer to provide the required 24VAC for single or multiple groups (zones) of No. 2 or No. 5 brooders.

Use power inverter kit #43619070 for batter back-up.

120V accessory for the LPBL – p/n 44195160

power supply
Power Inverter Kit (for battery back-up), Part #43619070

This provides temporary 120VAC to the brooder zone control (power supply) panel during power outages.The kit includes a batter trickle charger, changeover relay and power inverter to convert 12 volt DC into 120 volt AC.

Transformer Replacement – 375VA 120/240VAC – 24VAC Part #30222070
transformer
Thermostat – Environmental (EW-4-20), Part #30525010

Ratings: SPDT 120/240VAC, 16A full load
Temperature range: -40° F to 104° F +/- 2.5° F differential
Housing: Watertight ABS plastic meets NEMA 4x and NEC Article 547-4 requirements for use in harsh environments.
Adjustable dial allows thermostat to be recalibrated.

thermostat
Thermostat – Individual, Part #43317050 (for No. 5 Control only)

Temperature range: 58° F to 122° F with (10) temperature scale ranges. The thermostat is used to control individual brooders for Turnkey heating applications. Includes Mears thermostat, plastic enclosure, bracket and screws to mount to Honeywell #VR8205 gas valve.

Thermostat

Hose Kits

Hose Kits – No. 2 & No. 5 Controls:
Part #30522061

6’ Hose with 3/8” swivel female flare fittings and 6” spring.

Part #30522101

10’ Hose with 3/8” swivel female flare fittings and 6” spring.

Each kit includes (2) 45° flare fittings (3/8” tube x ½” NPT) for connection to main gas valve and manual shut off valve.

Hose Kits – No. 3 & No. 9 Controls:
Part #30522060

6’ Hose with 3/8” swivel female flare fittings and 6” spring.

Part #30522100

10’ Hose with 3/8” swivel female flare fittings and 6” spring.

Each kit includes (1) 45° flare fitting (3/8” tube x ½” NPT) for connection to manual shut-off valve and (1) 45° flare fitting (3/8” tube x 3/8” NPT) for connection to main gas valve.

hose
Manual Gas Shut-Off Ball Valve – ½” NPT, Part #30285000

The Deflector Kit (Part # 43504000) is used to reduce clearances to combustibles below the heater. It is designed to be used when the CB series is installed in a horizontal position.

valve
Wire Brushes

Wire Brush – Long, Part #43295020

Wire Brush – Short, Part #43295010

wire brush
Product Documents

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Flowcharts are located toward the end of each products I & O pdf.

This can vary depending on mounting height and condition. What it may cover in Florida it probably won’t in Alaska. IT is important to make sure BTU load is satisfied. Once that is done you will want no more than 25ft between the brooders in the brood chamber. The heaters primary coverage is roughly a 10ft radius (20FT diameter) at 6ft mounting height.

How high should it be mounted?

We recommend minimum 6ft or 72” above floor for coverage and even heat distribution (decrease the intensity directly below the heater). You can go lower but it is not recommended. The minimum clearance to combustibles is 36in side, 18in. top, and 72in. below.

How much area does it cover?

This can vary depending on mounting height and condition. What it may cover in Florida it probably won’t in Alaska. IT is important to make sure BTU load is satisfied. Once that is done you will want no more than 25ft between the brooders in the brood chamber. The heaters primary coverage is roughly a 10ft radius (20FT diameter) at 6ft mounting height.

Does it need electricity?

Yes it does. The low pressure brooder has direct spark controls that run on 24VAC or 120VAC (with accessory). The high pressure brooder runs on 120VAC.

What gas pipe size is needed?

The gas pipe size is determined by quantity of heaters and length of gas pipe. We can help with gas pipe sizing if a layout is provided. The gas connection on the heater is ½” NPT.

How is the heater controlled or can you use a thermostat?

For the direct spark you can use the house controller or a thermostat. Heaters can be zoned together or have individual thermostats

The emitter isn’t glowing as bright as when it was new or as bright as a new unit, are they working properly /producing the same heat?

The glow of the emitter will decrease over time naturally due to seasoning of the material surface. From our laboratory testing we’ve shown that this does decrease the emitter temperatures due to an increase in radiant output. Slight variations in glow are common and do not mean anything is wrong. If there is a decrease in heater performance/output it is usually contributed to incorrect gas pressure or a need for cleaning.

Can and do the heaters need cleaning?

The intervals for cleaning can depend on house conditions, recommended is after each flock. and if it’s the SS or Cast burner.