By Derek Rosenfeld
Continuing Fire Engineering’s post-FDIC International 2017 coverage, this week we look back at our visit to Circul-Air Corp., which was displaying it’s stalwart product: the Dual Purpose Dryer, which has been the company’s “bread-and-butter” since the 1940s, according to Product Development Manager Scott Lasenby.
Here, Lasenby gives us an up close and personal look at the Dual Purpose Dryer.
After contaminated hose and turnout gear have been thoroughly and safely washed, it is necessary for it to be dried in a quick and safe manner. Circul-Air Drying Cabinets provide a safe and more economical alternative to the cost of towers and the damaging practice of drying on hot pavement or in intense sunlight – both of which have the potential to damage expensive equipment. Fresh air is drawn over thermostatically controlled, 1000-watt heater strips by a high volume, top mounted axial fan. Variable dryer settings can maintain an optimum hose drying temperature. Or, as an alternative to the warm air settings available, the ambient air setting dries without heat.
Circul-Air’s Dual Purpose Dryer allows hose and turnout gear to be dried quickly and safely, minimizing shrinkage while ensuring a rapid return to service. When emergencies arise, you want your equipment ready to go, so it’s essential to get hose and turnout gear back into service as quickly as possible. Circul-Air’s high-capacity drying cabinet handles up to 500 feet of five-inch hose. Ten removable galvanized steel shelves permit other items to be dried in the cabinet, and a 12-hour timer shuts down the dryer automatically. You’ll use less energy and never overheat and damage the hose.
This product comes in four different electrical configurations, please consult a certified electrian to determine the model that is best for you.
Learn more at http://circul-air-corp.com/dual-purpose-dryer-2.
Circul-Air Corp is the world’s foremost manufacturer of cleaning, handling, drying, and storage equipment for hose and turnout gear. Our quality line of professional-grade, extreme-duty products are proudly made in the USA.
Circul-Air products are engineered to the highest standards to ensure safety and efficiency in all aspects of operation.