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Do You Prefer the Fuel Efficiency of a Direct-Fired Heater or the Safety of an Indirect-Fired Heater? What If You Could Have Both?

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Direct Fired HeaterYou’re probably familiar with direct-fired and indirect-fired heaters. Depending on the environment and application, you’ll choose one or the other for your next construction project. But, did you know that there are different types of direct-fired heaters?It’s true. One type of direct-fired heater gives you the fuel efficiency of a direct-fired heater and the safety of an indirect-fired heater. Before we do a deep dive, let’s do a quick refresher.

Air Movers Provide a Safe Work Environment and Keep Construction Projects on Track in Summer

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BABFAR Air Mover Unit

Temporary heat is commonly used on construction projects in winter. Beyond the obvious benefit of keeping the work environment warm for employees and materials, it ensures proper air ventilation inside an enclosure. While heat is not required in summer, maintaining good ventilation is critical. Temporary air movers provide a safe work environment and keep your project on track during the hot, humid summer months.


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Scooper Dome Ben & Jerry'sView Original Article. . .It’s hard not to think about ice cream on a hot day like this! Check out this ‘cool’ TBT from 1993. . . Deemed the ‘Scooper Dome,’ a giant air-supported structure was inflated by two powerful BABFAR heaters which enabled contractors to continue concrete work right through the winter on Ben & Jerry’s manufacturing facility in St. Albans.

Ten Point Checklist to Maintain Temporary Heaters

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Checklist for Temporary Heater Maintenance

It’s cold. But, your construction project is humming along nicely. Before temperatures dropped into the single-digits, the slab was poured. The walls are going up and the windows are scheduled soon. Then, one of your temporary heating units takes a hiatus! Construction on the site’s south side is now in jeopardy. You call for repairs. Depending on how long it takes to get the heater back online, that new slab may freeze, drywall tape and joint compound may not dry, materials may become damaged, or the ground may frost—all causing construction delays and increasing costs. Fortunately, situations like this are easily avoidable. Regular preventative maintenance can minimize the risk of costly problems and ensure your construction project stays on schedule and budget.