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XTreme Heaters Certifications:
The first Bilge heater on the market to pass the Ignition Protection requirements of the following organizations:
The Xtreme Heater has been tested for the ignition protection requirements of the ABYC, the USCG, ISO 8846 and SAE J1171 to determine compliance of the item to the Ignition Protection requirements for electrical components as stated in the ISO Standard ISO 8846 as well as the Electrical System Standard, Title 33 CFR, Part 183, Subpart I, Section 183.410, SAE J1171and the ABYC Certification Handbook.
The procedures used to accomplish the Ignition Protection tests are ISO 8846, SAE J1171,and the USCG recommended procedures entitled “USCG Electrical System Standard Test Procedure”, dated January 1978. These procedures are acceptable to the European Community and the United States Coast Guard respectively for establishing conformance to the ignition protection requirements. The Xtreme Heater 600 was chosen for the test as the highest energy producing unit within the family.Upon receipt, the test specimen was inspected for damage and any obvious signs of noncompliance with the requirements of the ISO Standard, the SAE Standard and the USCG requirements.
REPORT NO. 17230-1
The heater was subjected to an Explosive Atmosphere Exposure Test and a High Temperature Operating Test. The tested unit, because it only operates normally at between 40°F an 52°F was “tricked” into operating at the required 60°C ambient temperature by removing the system thermostat and placing the thermostat into a cold water bath during testing. Although the thermostat (Airpax 054052A) is a sealed component it was subjected to the Induced Ignition Test as it was the only spark producing component in the assembly.
The results of the test performed indicate that the heater meets the Ignition Protection Test requirements of the USCG, stated in Title 33 CFR 183.410. The test article was operated (50 on-off-on cycles) while in an explosive atmosphere without igniting the atmosphere. At no time during the High Temperature Operating Test was a temperature in excess of the limits of the Standard detected on any exterior surface of the test article or its components. The thermostat contained the energy generated by the 50 Induced Explosions without causing the surrounding explosive atmosphere to ignite.
The XtremeHeater is built to meet or exceed ABYC ignition protection standards for your safety. (Conventional space heaters and light bulbs are unsafe for an engine compartment because of the danger of sparks igniting gas and other flammable vapors.)
MIL-SPEC Testing Xtreme Heaters
Xtreme put the heaters through all MIL-SPEC ( MIL-STD-810E Method 514.4 Vibration ) Testing Just to Prove that they are tough enough to make it in the most demanding environments .The MIL-SPEC (MILITARY) test are the hardest to pass. This method is intended for all types of military equipment.
Xtreme Heaters on the shaker table. This will simulate a long time of abuse, real world vibration levels and intensities received by the product during this test will exceed what the product should see in real world experiences.
Below are pictures of the actual shaker test.
Effects Vibration can cause :
A. Wire chafing
B. Loosening of fasteners
C. Intermittent electrical contacts
D. Touching and shorting of electrical parts
E. Seal deformation
F. Component fatigue
G. Cracking and rupturing
When Xtreme was done with the vibration testing we put the heaters thru the rigors of the MIL-Spec ( MIL-STD-810E Method 507.3 Humidity) humidity testing for environmental effects.
Also tested for MIL-Spec ( MIL-STD-810E Method 502.3 Low temperature) Low temperature testing witch takes the environment down to -40C/-4F. Heater still working fine.
Also tested for MIL-Spec ( MIL-STD-810E Method 501.3 High temperature) High temperature testing witch takes the environment up to 60C/140F. Heater still working fine.
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