Reflect-O-Ray Oil Fired

Reflect-O-Ray Oil Fired Radiant Heating Systems
Oil Fired Engineered Designed Systems - Vacuum Vented Radiant Heating Systems.

Reflect-O-Ray® Oil Fired Engineered Design Systems

Reflect-O-Ray® oil fired system installed in service bay.
The Reflect-O-Ray® Oil Fired Heating
system consists of a continuous sealed metal tube, suspended from the ceiling with integral burners, vacuum exhausters and reflectors. The system of tubes, elbows and tee sections, can be routed to any work area, utilizing the temperature gradient of the radiant tube system to effectively heat the higher heat loss areas near doors, windows and around the building perimeter.  One or more of the Reflect-O-Ray® burners feeds hot gases from the plurality of the combustion chamber into the radiant tube assembly. The vacuum exhauster draws the hot gases through the radiant tubes which provide controlled radiant heating throughout the building.
REDFLOAT1.gif (1145 bytes)Features & Benefits
blueb.gif (937 bytes) Burner inputs of 70K, 105K & 125K Btu/hr.
blueb.gif (937 bytes) Uses #2 Fuel Oil
blueb.gif (937 bytes) Each System is custom designed for optimum comfort and fuel efficiency.
blueb.gif (937 bytes) 30-50% energy savings over conventional systems.
blueb.gif (937 bytes) 100% factory tested.
blueb.gif (937 bytes) Entire radiant tubing is constructed of corrosion resistant aluminized steel.
blueb.gif (937 bytes) Sealed system for health & safety.
blueb.gif (937 bytes) 10 Year warranty on radiant tube for internally created corrosion.
blueb.gif (937 bytes) The "Original Dry Tube System!"

Reflect-O-Ray® Oil Fired Burner Assembly

Specifications for





It is the intent of this specification to identify design requirements and minimum standards for the quality, construction, delivery, installation and operation of the low intensity, vacuum vented, oil fired infrared heating equipment. Minor variations, in accordance with standard practice, shall be indicated on the shop drawings and submitted for approval.



1.1.1  The entire heating system shall be designed to the CSA, B140.4 - (Current Standard) and CAN 2.16- (Current Standard) & UL 731 standards.

1.1.2  Installation shall conform to local codes and local gas authorities including the National Electrical Code, National Fuel Gas Code, and applicable ANSI, NFPA & CAN/CGA & CSA codes.




1.2.1  The material construction and operation of the infrared heating equipment shall conform to the performance specifications contained herein. Approved manufacturer is: Combustion Research Corporation, 2516 Leach Rd., Rochester Hills, MI, 48309; Tel. No. 248.852.3611, Fax. No. 248.852.9165.

1.2.2  Manufacturer shall warrant mechanical and electrical components for a period of one year from original invoice date.

1.2.3  Manufacturer shall warrant radiant tube for a period of ten (10) years (against internally created corrosion) from the original invoice date provided system is installed and maintained in accordance with the owner's manual - see warranty statement for details.

1.2.4  System shall be furnished complete with Burner(s), Vacuum Exhauster(s), Tubular infrared emitters, Fittings, Reflector Shields, Hangers and System Controls.




1.3.1  The low intensity, oil fired infrared heating system shall be a product of a manufacturer who has had at least ten years experience in design, fabrication and service and who is regularly engaged in the manufacture of the type of oil fired low intensity infrared heating equipment specified herein. Only manufactures who can submit evidence of actual installations of comparable designed construction, and that the products have proven practical, durable, and require a minimum of maintenance, will be qualified under this specification.

1.3.2  Installation of the oil fired low intensity infrared heating equipment shall be by supervised by an authorized representative of the heater manufacturer and shall be in accordance with approved installation drawings. Mechanics shall be skilled and experienced in the erection of the oil fired equipment as well as low intensity infrared heating equipment of the type specified herein.




1.4.1  Materials shall be shipped in the manufacturers standard protective packaging to the designated site.

1.4.2  The installing contractor is responsible for receiving, unloading and storage of materials. Storage shall be in dry locations free from dust and water and available for inspection and handling. Handle equipment carefully to prevent damage. Remove damaged items that cannot be restored to like new condition and replace with new items.






2.1.1  Burners shall be capable of firing at 70,000 BTU/hr, 105,000 BTU/hr or 125,000 BTU/hr inputs, with #2 fuel oil utilizing a "Riello" burner assembly.

2.1.2  Burner power requirements 115 Volt, 60 Hz AC 1.3 amp

2.1.3  Burner(s) are shipped as, and intended to be installed as a "Two Pipe" system.

2.1.4  Burners shall include the following features:

a)  Fitted with a 4" diameter combustion air inlet with a fixed combustion air-metering orifice.
b)  Burners shall be fitted a differential air pressure switch so as to prove adequate combustion air is present before burner fires.
c)  Burners shall be fitted with solid state electronic controls with spark ignition & 100% lockout in event of low fire or main flame failure.
d)  Burner(s) shall have a minimum 15-second pre-purge before ignition.
e)  Burner(s) shall have a combustion chamber assembly with outer casing to be constructed of 16 Ga. aluminized steel.
f)  Industrial grade inspection window for visual inspection of spark and flame.

2.1.5  Burner(s) and vacuum exhauster electrically interlocked.




2.2.1  Dynamically balanced forward inclined fan wheel constructed of stainless steel with a cast iron hub.

2.2.3   Direct Drive.

2.2.4  Inlet cone and venturi plate engineered for maximum efficiency.

2.2.5  16 gauge aluminized steel housing and mounting bracket to be powder coated.

2.2.6  Motor to be one quarter (1/4) HP (115V, 3.5 amp), one half (1/2) HP dual voltage (115/230V 6.2/3.1 Amps) or one (1) HP dual voltage (115/230 V 12/6 Amps) - 3450 RPM, 60 Hz capacitor start internally protected, class B insulation. Sealed ball bearings front and rear.

2.2.7  Vibration isolating rubber mounts.

2.2.8  Stainless steel bird screen on side wall venting.

2.2.9  Three and one half inch (3.5") Stainless steel, insulated flexible vibration isolation connector.




2.3.1  Optional thermostat, 115V, 16 amp rating.

2.3.2  Each system, which includes a vacuum exhauster and burner(s), shall be wired so that they are electrically interlocked and controlled by thermostat action.

2.3.3  Control panel with approximately 30 seconds pre & post purge.




2.4.1  Combustion tube shall be 10' long 16 gauge aluminized steel 3.5" OD swaged one end.

2.4.2  Balance of radiant tubing shall be constructed of patented, spiral wound 22 gauge aluminized steel, 3.5" OD.

2.4.3  Elbows and tube coupler to be made of min. 18 gauge-aluminized steel, swaged at both ends so as to fit into 3.5" spiral tube.

2.4.4  Reflectors to be made of minimum 0.025 bright aluminum.

2.4.5  Tubing and reflector hangers to be made of 0.25" Dia. Zinc plated CRS.

2.4.6  All joints to be sealed and mechanically fastened with self drilling and tapping screws.

2.4.7  All radiant tubing to be continuously covered by the reflector , i.e. radiant tube elbows, "U' bends and fittings to be covered by reflectors -- NO GAPS BETWEEN REFLECTORS. Reflectors are to be overlapped a minimum of one-inch (1") and secured together with sheet metal screws allowing for one unsecured overlap joint for expansion on each straight run exceeding ten feet (10').

2.4.8  Minimum length of radiant tubing per 100,000 Btu/hr of input shall be 60 lineal feet.

2.4.9  The maximum firing rate shall be 2000 Btu/hr per square foot of radiant tubing surface area. The total radiant tubing surface area is the radiant tubing which is covered by reflectors and associated with one vacuum exhauster.




2.5.1  Outside combustion air (if used) is to be provided without the use of supplementary supply blowers or fans.

2.5.2  Outside combustion air ducting to be minimum of 4" OD (S&D PVC or galvanized stovepipe).




2.6.1  System shall attain a net exhaust temperature of not less than 200°F in a 15 min. run cycle and shall not exceed a maximum net temperature of 325°F.

2.6.2  System STEADY STATE EFFICIENCY shall be a minimum of 82%, maximum 87%. The system cyclic efficiency shall be a minimum of 85%, maximum 91% (this is based on a 15 min. run time).

2.6.3  System shall be a non-condensing dry tube system. i.e. - After a minimum run time of 8 min. all condensation will cease and moisture will exit the system in a vapor state.






3.1.1  Power Requirements: It is the installers' responsibility to verify the correct power requirements for the project.


3.1.2  Fuel Oil Supply and Distribution:


a)  It is strongly recommended that the burner assemblies be operated as a "two pipe" system.
b)  Each burner assembly is to be fitted with fusible valves and oil filters.
c)  Clean, filtered fuel oil is to be used.
d)  A suitable oil distribution system such as a 'Day Tank" system is to be utilized.


3.1.3  Assembly: Assemble and install the heating system in accordance with the installation manual and shop drawings.


3.1.4  Cleaning: Clean reflectors as may be required and touch up painted surfaces as may be needed.


3.1.5  Testing: Upon completion of installation, including work by other trades, adjust and test the heating system in accordance to the manufacturer's owners manual. Adjust and re-test heating system until entire installation is fully operable and acceptable.