Using copper as the heart of
a water heater or boiler is an idea that has been put into practice for
well over a century. Every one of Hamilton's copper-finned heat
exchangers is constructed of seven fin per inch extruded fin copper
tubing providing 9 times as much heat transfer as the bare copper tubing
used a century ago.
Hamilton takes this highly efficient, long-lasting heat exchanger and
makes it into one of three families of water heaters and boilers. All of
our families include the following design characteristics:
(photo at top is the Hamilton V-Tube)
Compact Design - Utilizing many of the
latest manufacturing techniques available, all products are designed and
produced with a focus on floor space requirements.
Ceramic Fiber Tile Combustion Chamber -
This space-age material (yes, it's the same as that used on the space
shuttle) replaces the pre-cast concrete combustion chambers of
yesteryear (and our competitors). This material reflects the heat,
making it usable energy instead of wasted energy. The result is higher
operating efficiencies and less stand-by heat loss!
Serviceability - The new Hamilton modular
construction allows for removal of all major components including gas
train, burner(s) and heat exchanger, without disturbing cabinet or vent
integrity. Plug-in electronics complete the latest in modular design.
The three current families of copper-finned
Mini-Tube 82.5% efficiency. Atmospheric
combustion, available with inputs ranging from 45,000 to 500,000 BTU/hr.
Indoor installation only.
II 81% efficiency. Pressurized combustion available with inputs
ranging from 495,000 to 2,065,000 BTU/h. Available for both indoor
conventional vent or outdoor installation. Low NOx emissions, using the
state of the art burner technology developed for our Mini line and
sealed combustion technology developed for the V-Tube line, the new
Multi-Tube-Tube II produces NOx ratings far below even pending
government standards: 9.9 ppm corrected to 3% O2. (photo
above is the Hamilton Mini-Tube)
V-Tube 85% efficiency. Pressurized combustion available with
inputs ranging from 150,000 to 2,070,000 BTU/hr. Available for indoor
conventional, vertical sealed or horizontal sealed vent or outdoor
installation. They have the same low NOx emissions as our Multi-Tube II
family. The V-Tube also features our Equa-Fire Burner Control System-
- Staged firing to match the load.
- Precise air and gas ratios at all inputs insure
rated efficiency throughout the entire firing range.
- Multiple firing chambers, gas valves, blowers
and ignition systems.
- Equa-Fire allows firing on low gas pressure or
volume, up to the amount of gas available.
- Total control redundancy is built right in!
100,000 to 300,000 BTU/hr
400,000 to 2,070,000 BTU/hr