PCa / PCS Series

PCA / PCS Features

  • An energy efficient radiant heating system that saves fuel, reduces maintenance, and permits higher mounting.
  • Calorized aluminized steel emitter tubes* for corrosion resistance and greater radiant output.
  • Heavy-duty cast iron burners for long life.
  • Unique diagnostic monitory lights show when heater is operating and assists with fault diagnosis.
  • Tube lengths from 20′ to 60′ & BTU input ratings from 75,000 to 150,000 BTU/Hr.
  • Can be used in a vented or indirect (unvented) mode. Available in either natural or propane gas models.
  • Optional Cold Air Stopper™ stops cold or hot air from entering the poultry house when the heaters are not in operation and helps to reduce sweating problems. (Not available on the 150,000 BTU/Hr. model).
  • 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.

TISS

Tube Integrity Safety Shut-Off System

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.

TISS

U.S. Patent #8,000,075

Models
Model Single Stage BTU/HR Input Two Stage BTU/HR High Input Two Stage BTU/HR Low Input Min Mounting Height
PCA/PCS75 75,000 75,000 50,000 8′
PCA/PCS100 100,000 100,000 65,000 8′
PCA/PCS125 125,000 125,000 80,000 9′
PCA/PCS150 150,000 150,000 100,000 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
Specifications
  • An energy efficient radiant heating system that saves fuel, reduces maintenance, and permits higher mounting
  • Calorized aluminized steel emitter tubes* for corrosion resistance and greater radiant output
  • Heavy-duty cast iron burners for long life
  • Unique diagnostic monitory lights show when heater is operating and assists with fault diagnosis
  • Tube lengths from 20′ to 60′ & BTU input ratings from 75,000 to 150,000 BTU/Hr.
  • Can be used in a vented or indirect (unvented) mode.Available in either natural or propane gas models
  • Optional Cold Air Stopper™ stops cold or hot air from entering the poultry house when the heaters are not in operation and helps to reduce sweating problems. (Not available on the 150,000 BTU/Hr. model)

* The first 10′ of all model PCS tube heaters utilized calorized aluminized steel tubing (PDF).Calorized aluminized steel in all tube lengths is available as an option.

Push through radiant tube heater

Introducing TISS™ – Tube Integrity Safety Shut-Off System
Space-Ray’spatent pending innovative safety featurefor positive pressure radiant tubeheaters is called the “TubeIntegrity Safety System” (TISS™).

Inthe unlikely event of a tube failure, TISS™ hasbeen designed to automaticallyshut off the heater. The revolutionaryTISS™ uses a simple principle to placean electrically insulatedaluminum wire in tension above the reflector. Lowvoltage is thencontinuously passed along the wire in line with the gas controlcircuit. If heat levels increase due to heat exchanger failure, the wiremeltsand the safety circuit is broken, breaking the 24 volt circuitand shuttingdown the heater. You may never know it is there, but itprovides peace of mind.

Poultry Tube Heater with accessories

Poultry Tube Heater Accessories
Theseaccessories are included with every Space-Ray tube heater asstandardequipment. Pictured above are S hooks, exhaust hood, flexiblegas connector,manual shut-off valve and fresh air intake. Alsoincluded but not shown thewire hangars and end reflectors.

Dimensions
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
PCA/PCS75 75,000 75,000 50,000 20′ 21 ‘2″ 122 lbs
PCA/PCS75 75,000 75,000 50,000 30′ 31′ 2″ 157 lbs
PCA/PCS100 100,000 100,000 65,000 30′ 31′ 2″ 157 lbs
PCA/PCS100 100,000 100,000 65,000 40′ 41′ 2″ 192 lbs
PCA/PCS125 125,000 125,000 80,000 40′ 41′ 2″ 192 lbs
PCA/PCS125 125,000 125,000 80,000 50′ 51′ 2″ 232 lbs
PCA/PCS150 150,000 150,000 100,000 50′ 51′ 2″ 232 lbs
PCA/PCS150 150,000 150,000 100,000 60′ 61′ 2″ 274 lbs
Supply Requirements
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 120VAC 1.74
Natural N7 3.5″wc 1.4″wc 5″wc 14″wc 120VAC 1.8
Propane L5 10″wc 11’wc 14″wc 120VAC 1.74
Propane L7 10″ wc 4.0″ wc 11’wc 14″wc 120 VAC 1.8
* Models available for 230v 50Hz
Clearance Information
Gas Type Model 0° Angle Sides 0° Angle Ceiling* 0° Angle Below 0° Angle Ends 45° Angle Front  45° Angle Rear
PCA/PCS75 27″ 6″ 60″ 30″ 48″ 12″ NA
PCA/PCS100 66″ 6″ 88″ ** 40″ 66″ 20″ NA
PCA/PCS125 66″ 6″ 101″ ** 40″ 66″ 20″ NA
PCA/PCS150 84″ 6″ 106″ ** 48″ 84″ 24″ NA

*When used indirect vented, minimum clearance for CEILING must be: 12″ for PCS/PCA 75 and 18″ for PCS/PCA 100-150. If optional corner and u-bend reflectors are not used, the clearance must be 18″.

** Maximum clearance below reduces to 72″ once you are 20′ downstream from the burner box.

Accessories
End Reflector Package, Part #43341000

(1 pkg. per straight configuration series or 2 pkgs. per U configuration series with the optional U-bend)

Contains:
End Reflector, #43320000….Qty-2
Speed Clips, #02266010….Qty-8

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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
#6-32×5/8” Screws, #02242030….Qty-2

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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.

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Poultry Tube Heater Accessories

These accessories are included with every Space-Ray tube heater as standard equipment. Pictured above are S hooks, exhaust hood, flexible gas connector, manual shut-off valve and fresh air intake. Also included but not shown the wire hangars and end reflectors.

Why is it a lot hotter at the burner end then at the exhausting end?

This is normal to have majority of the heat come out the first half of the heater. This is due to the efficiency aspects of the heater. To ensure that we convert as much of the gas energy to radiant heat we make sure are stack (exhaust) temperatures are under a certain temperature. So by natural laws of physics there is no way to increase the tube temperature at end of heater without also increasing the stack temperatures and losing more energy out the end of the heater. The max stack temperatures we abide by is from CSA which is a certification organization that our heaters are certified through.

How many of these heaters do I need?

The quantity depends on many factors including location (outside temperature), house size and construction, ventilation and type of bird being grown. SpaceRay can help provide a recommend layout with quantity and spacing based off obtained information.

How are these heaters controlled?

The PBF (BigFoot) can be controlled though the line voltage side or 24V connection for a single stage model. For the Two Stage models it can only be controlled through the 24V connection only. These models can be controlled house controller or a thermostat. For 24V control, relay kits will be needed if using one thermostat per multiply heaters. If there is only one thermostat per heater then no relay is needed. For single stage heaters on line voltage control do not need relays.

What is the two stage and how does it work?

The two stage models have a low fire and a high fire. The high fire is the heats max output while low fire is approximately 60% of the high fire. The controller or thermostat will dictate weather the heater is in high or low fire. Usually it will have a call for heat on low first then it will go to high fire if the temperature is not satisfied in low.

What do the lights mean/ what should be on?

The heater has 2 indicator lights (for single stage and 3 for two stage) on the bottom of the burner box and during normal operation both should be on (for two stage all 3 or one Amber and the red). The red light indicates that the air switch is closed. The amber/orange light indicates the gas valve operation. So singe stage when the amber/orange light is on the gas valve is receiving 24V and there for should be open and flowing gas. On two stage there will be two amber/orange lights and one is the low fire and the other is high fire. Both will be on when the heater is in high fire and only the low fire one will be on when just low fire. When there is a call for high fire upon the start of the heater it will just have the high fire light on until the heater actually tries and light then it will light up the low fire. If just the high fire light is on and nothing else is happening then heater is in lock out or control connection is wire wrong.