Most Efficient

THE BEST PERFORMANCE (PG&E REPORT)

Highest Efficiency in the industry (90% in the field, as well as the lab
- Fastest recovery of all gas boosters 
- Lowest Emissions 
- Only gas booster with Vanguard’s patented water-flow and temperature regulating Heat Transfer Unit

 

  No Longer Produced

GAS BOOSTER HEATER COMPARISONS

Vanguard Gas booster PowerMax200
199,900 Btu

89.9%+ efficient

Burner
 -Near Infrared woven fiber burner. "Sure Fire" ignition system, high efficiency pre-mix power burner Equivalent to a 58kw electric booster.

Hobart/Stero IB235

235,000 Btu 79.8% efficient

Infrared, with woven ceramic fabric element. Electric ignition NOTE: Many states regulate this unit as a boiler 

Hatco

PMG-200

195,000 Btu
80.0% efficient


Burner- Tube-type blue flame. Electric spark to pilot light ignition.


RayPak

B195

195,000 Btu  79.8% Efficient 


Burner- fragile ceramic tile infra-red burner, high amp igniter 

Precision Temp-200

Information removed at request of Precision Temp 

Flue Gas Temp 
200°F-212°F

>525°F

350°F-500°F

>400°F

 
Venting 
210°F exhaust can be vented through dishwasher hood or pant leg or vented through wall or through roof
Fluegas must be vented to outside Fluegas must be vented to outside Fluegas must be vented to outside  

Heat Exchanger
51 linear feet of double-coiled solid copper fin-tube around infrared fabric burner. Full 360o circle of heat transfer.

Single coil finned stainless steel tube around infrared element. Welded connections and flex hoses.

Soldered, serpentine copper tubing in flat finned assembly. Located directly above tube-type steel burner.

Cast header, parallel fin-tube single row, located directly above burner tiles  

Storage Tank

Fast recovery needs only 4.8- gallon patented Stainless steel accumulator tank.

Limited lifetime warranty on accumulator tank.

17 gallon Stainless steel tank. (Large tank required for longer recovery time of heating system.) Standard one-year warranty.

5-gallon tank. Sensitive to supply water temperature fluctuations.

Standard pro-rated warranty.

5 gallon horizontal tank sensitive to supply water temperature fluctuations and use patterns. Standard one-year warranty . 

 
Pump 

High-efficiency 1/6 HP S. S. /Bronze pump sized for proper flow & minimum energy usage.

½ HP pump uses excessive electricity

Small, low cost pump has low flow and short service life, operates continuously.

Small, low cost pump has low flow and short service life, operates continuously  

Serviceability/Location
All service done from the front without disconnecting plumbing. All parts can be replaced without major disassembly.
Can be installed up to 150' away or under dish table.

Routine service & repairs require disconnection & removal of outer cabinet body. Major disassembly required for replacement of many parts. Remote installations not recommended by mfg.

Service from front, top, side. Remote installations not recommended by mfg. Must be removed for some repairs.

No support  

Construction
Stainless steel frame, body and tank. 6” NSF legs with adjustable feet.

Stainless steel frame, body, tank. and adjustable legs

Painted sheet metal, S.S. front panel. Extra cost for Stainless Steel body, base & legs.

Painted metal  

Performance at 70° boost. 

Can supply 300+ GPH of 180o rinse water for a standard 44” rack conveyer dish machine at 70o boost.

Can supply 300+ GPH of 180° rinse water for a standard 44” rack conveyer dish machine at 70° boost.

Cannot supply 300 GPH of 180° rinse water @ 70° boost, Mfg. recommends TWO of their boosters, a PMG 100 and a PMG200, for this output.

Cannot supply 300 GPH of 180o rinse water @ 70o boost. Mfg recommends TWO boosters, a PMG100 & a PMG200 for this output.

 
Remote Installation Maybe installed up to 150 feet from scullery for problem installation Manufacturer recommends NO circulation loop. Manufacturer recommends NO circulation loop. Manufacturer recommends NO circulation loop.  
Warranty 

Lifetime Limited warranty on S.S. Accumulator tank, 5 yr limited warranty on heat exchanger, 1 yr limited warranty on all other parts.

1 yr limited warranty

1+9 yr, limited warranty on tank, one year limited warranty on everything else. Phosphate water pre-treatment system must be installed at additional cost to maintain warranty.

None  

 

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY A VANGUARD GAS BOOSTER HEATER

Vanguard boosters are the MOST RELIABLE in the industry; ask someone who has one
Vanguard gas boosters will SAVE YOU MONEY; check your bill
Vanguard boosters are the MOST EFFICIENT booster on the market; see PG&E REPORT
MOST EXPERIENCE, BEST PERFORMANCE, BEST CONSTRUCTION, LOWEST EMISSIONS
BEST RELIABILTY, EASY SERVICEABILITY, BEST VALUE
What is the BEST BUSINESS DECISION?
Why not buy a CHEAPER WATER BOOSTER?