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A/C Hose repairs

Replacement A/C Hose lines don’t have to be from the Original Manufacturer !

In the past it was difficult to find a supplier capable of doing AC hose repairs but with today’s wide selection of high quality fittings and hose, your replacement could be right here at ATC. The Air Conditioning System provides the desired cabin temperatures to ensure operator comfort. The AC hose is used to effectively transfer both liquid and gas between the components and should be inspected for leaks and repaired or replaced ASAP, to ensure the system continues to performance as expected.

Today many hose sets come with metal tube sections, some of which we offer. If no suitable fitting is available, using hose to replicate the metal tube is the next best thing.
Our experience suggests using Aeroquip hose and E-Z Clip may hold an advantage over crimp fittings for replacing metal tubes. Aeroquip EZ Clip & Hose fitting are a simple option for making or repairing Air Conditioning hose lines on heavy duty trucks, agricultural, construction and other industrial applications. No hydraulic equipment is needed, rather a simple, easy to use Crimping pliers enables quick and easy Ac Hose repairs in the field.
Each Aeroquip fitting 
comes with 2 Clips which slide over the hose and a Cage which locks into the fitting, goes through the cages and is secured with crimper pliers.
AC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & SuppliesAC Hose Repair with Aeroquip EZ Fittings - Clips and Cage - ATC Heavy Duty Parts & Supplies
This example shows an OE Hose at the top and using 4 Aeroquip fittings and hose, we can quickly provide a quality solution for your application.
Replacement A/C Hose lines don’t have to be from the Original Manufacturer ! ATC offers AC Hose Repairs with quality fittings and hose. Call us today to see what 55 years of experience can do for you - 1-800-295-4156

The reduced diameter hose enables tighter turns but not right angles, without concern for “kinks” which would compromise the hose and AC system.
AC Hose Repair using Aeroquip EZ Clip Fittings and Hose, is a quick solution for quick turn around needs and mobile technicians. Providing even greater flexibility, when the E-Z Clip fitting is lubricated with a slight amount of refrigerant oil, before it’s inserted into the hose, the direction/index of the fitting can be changed by rotating the fitting in the hose. Once the refrigerant oil used has dried (1-2 hours) the fitting can no longer be turned or re-indexed.

Call ATC at 800-295-4156 for all your mobile heavy duty HVAC parts, supplies and solutions – Burlington, Mississauga and Montreal.

Blower Motors & Wheels by Make

Blower Motors and Wheels are integral parts in the delivery and circulation of air in your vehicles Air Conditioning system. An Electric DC motor is used to circulate warm and cool air inside the cabin and/or sleeper. The Blower Motor “blows” and circulates the warm air from the fins of the heater core or cools the air at it passes from the fins of the evaporator.
Without these components, the hot or cold air produced by your air conditioning system won’t circulate to reach your vehicle’s interior cabin and or sleeper. 
Arctic Traveler Canada distributes industry leading heavy duty OE and aftermarket replacement HVAC parts & supplies.Arctic Traveler Canada distributes industry leading heavy duty OE and aftermarket replacement HVAC parts & supplies.

MTO rebates on Espar Airtronic heaters

The Ontario government has resurrected the Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) providing rebates to qualifying businesses on Espar Airtronic heaters purchases.
The MTO has announced the application form for the GCVP is now online through Grants Ontario. Applicants can apply for the program by logging in and submitting an application using the Grants Ontario Portal.

The GCVP was championed by OTA as a way for the industry to receive the benefit of funds carriers pay through carbon pricing. The program provides rebates towards the purchase of alternative-fuel vehicles and fuel-saving devices, including natural gas and electric technologies.

Members are encouraged to take part in the webinar by sending an RSVP to GCVP@ontario.ca, MTO will share the webinar details directly with participants.

Members with additional questions regarding program details, the application process or the Grants Ontario system can contact GCVP@ontario.ca for more information.

The Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP) is an incentive-based program for the commercial transportation sector, where incentives are provided upon proof of purchase as outlined below:

• For the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles such as electric, natural gas or diesel-natural gas dual fuel vehicles, incentive amounts range from 15-50% of the incremental purchase cost of an eligible vehicle as compared to an equivalent conventional fuel vehicle.

• For fuel saving devices, the incentive amount is 30-50% of the purchase and installation cost, of the aerodynamic device, anti-idling device or electric refrigeration unit. See the list of approved devices.

The GCVP will also include a stream of funding for Commercial Transportation Innovation Pilots. Further details on this portion of the program will be available in 2018.

All eligible purchases made on or after September 1, 2017 will be eligible to apply for incentives. Purchases made on or before March 31, 2018 will be eligible for an early adopter incentive worth an additional 10% for up to 10 vehicles or devices.

Please complete the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form and submit the completed form directly to Ontario Shared Services at the address noted in the EFT guide. (link available in Program Guidelines section below)

Applicants must also enroll in the One-Key (Transfer Payment Common Registry) to establish a Transfer Payment Account. Once notified, the applicant must then access Grants Ontario to enter the GCVP application system.

Applications to the Green Commercial Vehicles Program must be submitted electronically through the Grants Ontario System (GOS).

 

Custom Coils Canada Replacement Coils

For over 30 years, Custom Coils Canada has produced replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application.
Replacement Coils & Heat Exchangers don’t have to be from the original manufacturer.

For over 30 years, Custom Coils Canada has produced replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application. In the past it was difficult to find a manufacturer capable of making replacement coils but with today’s manufacturing processes aided by Computer Aided Design (CAD), consumers have quality choices, at competitive prices. 

Custom Coil Canada (CCC) – Operates as an independent division of ATC and produces heat exchangers used on Arctic Traveler Canada and Advanced Temperature Control products, providing a unique capability of being able to react quickly to specialized requests. 
Custom Coils Canada produces tube and fin replacement condensers, evaporators and heater cores.Custom Coils Canada specializes in building unique heat transfer coils and aftermarket drop in replacements for high priced OEM coils or as replacements for overseas manufacturers that no longer have parts available in the local markets. We specialize in short run production quantities for small to medium size manufacturers, one-off replacement coils and quick turn around repairs for HVAC, Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors. 
Replacement Coils and Heat Exchangers for condensers, evaporators and heater cores for almost any mobile, commercial or industrial application.

CCC also services the replacement coil market in the GTA with the ability to produce replacement coils within one week (expedited orders). These can be standard HVAC coils or heavy duty designs using our Grilldenser fin which is capable of being pressure washed for harsh environments. Additionally, all of our coils can be Heresite coated for dramatically improved corrosion protection. 

We can produce the following types of coils, using copper tube and aluminum fins:

  • Hot water coils
  • Chilled water coils
  • Evaporator coils
  • Condenser coils
  • Low pressure steam coils
  • Custom made coils

We’re able to do site visits and build replacement coils based on samples provided and our staff support includes engineering personnel using SolidWorks 3D modeling software, who can also conduct coil heat load calculations and design.

Whether you need individual coils or larger production runs for retrofitting an entire building or larger coils for heating and cooling an entire building, if you’re in need for replacement coils or a type of heat exchanger, we can help. Call Custom Coils Canada at 905-789-8523.

Espar Hydronic Coolant Heaters

Espar Hydronic coolant heaters offer affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle. They provide affordable heating solutions for trucks, off-road equipment, boats and buses.

Hydronic S3 – The newest and most compact heater on the market that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. To learn more about this little marvel, watch the Introduction & Technical overview videos on our Youtube channel, ATCTV.

The coolant or hydronic S3 heater works efficiently with all popular types of fuel. Due to its robust construction – with an encapsulated fan motor and the separation of cold and hot components – it is designed for longevity.By launching the Hydronic S3 Economy, Eberspächer introduces a compact water heater into the market that satisfies the latest requirements of all vehicle segments. Its compact dimensions and fantastic flexibility during installation are truly impressive. In addition, the Hydronic S3 Economy uses pioneering Eberspächer CAN bus technology and is made with robust components.

Hyrdronic D5 Series offers affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle. Units function like hot water furnaces, utilizing the vehicle’s own fuel and power supply to produce heat. The heater’s coolant pump then circulates the engine’s coolant to transfer the heat to the engine block. Applications include: trucks, off-highway equipment, boats, and buses. Units are easy to install and do not require electrical plug-ins.
Espars Hydronic D5 coolant heater series offers affordable preheating of engine, fuel, and hydraulic systems as well as supplemental cab heating without idling the vehicle.  The heater’s coolant pump then circulates the engine’s coolant to transfer the heat to the engine block.The Hydronic D5 coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: pre-heating the vehicle's passenger compartment and the engine.

Hydronic M-II series is powerful, compact, lightweight, and rugged in design. This series of heaters are ideal for providing engine, fuel, and hydraulic preheat for off-highway equipment as well as engine and supplemental cabin heat for motorcoachs and school buses. They are available in 1 size with 4 power levels and are diesel or bio-diesel compatible.

Espar Hydronic M-II series is powerful, compact, lightweight, and rugged in design. This series of heaters are ideal for providing engine, fuel, and hydraulic preheat for off-highway equipment as well as engine and supplemental cabin heat for motorcoachs and school buses.Espars Hydronic M-II series of heaters is available in one size with the option of four power levels and are diesel or bio-diesel compatible. Units can be boxed for protection against the elements and incorporate an automatic altitude compensation component, so you can use your heater anywhere with ease.

Hydronic L-II series is available in 1 size with 4 power levels for the largest coaches, boats and off-road engines. These heaters provide engine, fuel and hydraulic preheat and can be incorporated into a coaches heating system to provide supplemental heat   These large HYDRONIC pre-heaters can be boxed for protection against the elements and offer innovative amp management solutions utilizing our multifunction switch.
These large Espar Hydronic pre-heaters  are available in one size with the option of four power levels and can be boxed for protection against the elements.Espar’s HYDRONIC L-II series are for the largest coaches, boats and off-road engines. These heaters provide engine, fuel and hydraulic preheat and can be incorporated into a coaches heating system to provide supplemental heat.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspacher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic heaters, the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace.

Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters

Eastern Canada’s largest MSD wants to make this your best ESPAR season ever!

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspacher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of products. Eberspaecher has the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace.

Arctic Traveler Canada (ATC) is proud to be an Eberspacher Master Stocking Distributor (MSD) and offers the complete range of Airtronic and Hydronic heaters. Eberspaecher has the most comprehensive range of fuel operated air and coolant heater products available in today’s marketplace.

Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heaters

AIRTRONIC Air Heaters
Eberspaecher’s air heaters are independent of both the engine and of the vehicle’s own heat balance. They draw in cool room or outside air, heat this up and then deliver it to the interior of the vehicle. Air heaters are an excellent solution for commercial vehicles of every type.

HYDRONIC Coolant Heaters
Eberspaecher’s coolant heaters work independently of the engine and thus offer a double plus: pre-heating the vehicle’s passenger compartment and the engine. The heaters are integrated in the cooling system of the engine. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air and this heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

In case you don’t already know about Arctic Traveler Canada’s enviable history with Eberspaecher, we’d like to tell you a little about who we are:

  • For over ten years ATC has provided full warehousing, distribution, service and sales support to Espar for all heaters across Eastern Canada.
  • ATC provides our own engineering team for when customers needs deviate from the norm.
  • ATC maintains three warehouses, MississaugaMontreal and Burlington (HQ), to provide fast delivery of heaters and/or replacement parts & service.
  • ATC offers full complete service, diagnostics and heater repair at all our locations and even have our own Espar trained technicians who can assist at your location.
  • ATC facilitates full Espar warranty support for every heater we sell, from a simple warranty claim to training your staff how to process claims directly with Espar. 
  • ATC provides OEM style installs on chassis not factory equipped with heaters, this includes Espar’s full two year/2000 hour warranty on the heater.

Need an Espar heating solution for your Application?
Whether you need one heater or a skid load, replacement parts or technical support on any Espar Airtronic and Hydronic Heater, contact us.
We look forward to showing you how our 50+ years of experience can add value to your company’s bottom line!

Arctic Traveler Canada, the mobile climate control specialist – Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information or visit us here.


ESPAR Hydronic Heaters – Preventative Maintenance

Espar’s Hydronic Heaters uses the vehicles coolant system to pre-heat the engine coolant to allow for effective vehicle starting in extreme climates. With some modifications, vehicles can be configured to allow for warming the passenger compartment through the existing vehicle heating system.

Espar Hydronic Heaters

Espar Hydronic heaters are integrated in the cooling system of the engine and work independently of the engine, thus offers pre-heating of the engine and the vehicle’s passenger compartment. The thermal energy gained is then distributed through the vehicle’s own heat exchanger as forced hot air and this heats the interior of the vehicle via existing air vents. The engine is warmed up with the residual heat in the cooling water.

Pre-Season Preventative Maintenance For Hydronic Heaters 

Before the cold weather arrives, it’s recommended that your Espar HYDRONIC  heaters receive a preseason check to ensure the heater is clean, free running and ready for a trouble free season. Please use the recommended tools and follow the procedures as outlined in the heater manual while removing and reinstalling the different heater components.  heater(s) are clean, free running and ready for a trouble free season. The heaters should be inspected and repaired by an Espar trained mechanic, as follows: 

1. Check all electrical connections from the heater to the batteries. Check for wear and abrasion along the length of the harnesses. Repair or replace the harness whenever the harness insulation is broken or damaged. Check the battery connections. Clean any corrosion at the terminals. Replace the battery terminals if the corrosion is severe. Check the fuse for corrosion and the correct rating.

2. Check all clamps and hoses. Replace as required.

3. Check the condition of the exhaust system. Check for holes and breaks in the exhaust piping. Replace the exhaust as necessary.

4. Check the fuel pump filter ‐ clean or replace as necessary. For heaters with external fuel pumps, ensure mounting angle of the fuel pump is in between 15‐35o. An incorrectly mounted fuel pump may lead to excessive carbon issues. Check the fuel lines for possible leaks, loose clamps, etc. Once the entire fuel system has been checked and any issues corrected, it is advisable to do a fuel quantity check.

5. Check and clear clogged weep holes on the side of the heater body. Look for any indication of coolant leakages. If leakage is suspected then remove cover with water pump assembly and inspect and replace “O” rings on water pump housing. Closely inspect the heater waterjacket for leakages and replace “O” ring between waterjacket and heat exchanger. If the waterjacket is cracked, replace it.

6. Remove and replace the glow pin screen. Make sure that the new screen is installed correctly as outlined in the repair manual for the heater.

7. Remove and check the glow pin. If it shows signs of dissimilar color or if the glow pin is in any way distorted, replace it.

8. The coolant pump should be removed and the impeller checked for damage. Any dirt or metal particles on the impeller magnet should be removed and the cavity in the pump should also be cleaned. Please Note: coolant pumps are not covered by warranty if the vehicle’s coolant system is excessively contaminated. Refer to Technical Circular 250.

9. Remove the flame tube and check the condition of the flame tube end. The flame tube should be light brown in color with no excessive carbon on the end of the flame tube. Check for carbon build up on the burner “nose” at the cold end of the flame tube. Any carbon covering the air slots should be removed. Check the inside of the heat exchanger and scrape any loose carbon out from between the fins in the heat exchanger. Re‐install the flame tube replacing all gaskets.

10. Re‐assemble the heater and test operation. The heater should be bench tested for 15‐20 minutes before returning the heater to the vehicle.

11. Regardless of the season, run the heater every month for a minimum period of 15 minutes. This will help the heater to burn away any combustion residue in the burner chamber and prevent corrosion in the waterjacket and decay of “O”rings

Arctic Traveler Canada is a MSD (Master Distributor) for Eberspaecher products and a technical leader actively involved in projects driving the mobility of tomorrow. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information about mobile heating solutions.

ESPAR Airtronic Heaters – Preventative Maintenance

Arctic Traveler Canada is a master distributor and technical service expert for ESPAR Airtronics and Hydronics Heaters.

Preventative Maintenance For Espar Airtronic Heaters 

It’s recommended that Espar Airtronic heaters receive a pre-season check-up to ensure the heaters are ready for a trouble-free cold weather season. Always use the recommended tools and follow the procedures as outlined in the manual while removing and reinstalling the heater components. 

The heaters should be inspected and repaired by an Espar trained mechanic, as follows:
1. Before initial operation ensure that the heater is not being subjected to external loads by heavy objects being placed over it. This may cause damage to the heater parts and affect its normal operation. Ensure that sufficient clearances, as recommended in the heater manual are being maintained around the heater, even while the vehicle is in operation.

2. Check the return air inlet port and hot air outlet port for any blockages. Inspect the length of ducting for any damage and replace as necessary. Ensure all ducting connections are secure. Discourage heat sensitive materials from being placed too close to the heater, ducting components or hot air outlet ports.

3. Check all electrical connections from the heater to the batteries. Check for wear and abrasion along the length of the harnesses. Repair or replace the harness whenever the harness insulation is broken or damaged. Check the battery connections. Clean any corrosion at the terminals. Replace the battery terminals if the corrosion is severe. Check the fuse for corrosion and the correct rating.

4. Remove the glow pin and if necessary, clean it. If the glow pin shows signs of dissimilar color or distortions, replace it. Inspect the glow pin wires for damage and if necessary, replace it. Remember to clean the glow pin chamber and ensure glow pin ventilation hole is clear of any obstructions, than replace the glow pin.

5. Regardless of its condition, remove and replace the glow pin screen every pre-season. Make sure that the new screen is installed correctly. Install the new screen.

6. Check the condition of the exhaust pipe. Look for any holes or breaks in the exhaust piping. Replace if necessary. Ensure the exhaust pipe is securely located and correctly routed.

7. Check the condition of the combustion air intake tube. Clear any blockages. If damaged, replace it. Ensure that the combustion air intake tube is securely located and correctly routed.

8. Ensure mounting angle of the fuel pump is in between 15-35 degrees. An incorrectly mounted fuel pump may lead to excessive carbon issues. Check the fuel lines for possible leaks, loosened clamps, etc., inspect the filter on the suction side fuel pump filter, clean or replace as necessary. Once the entire fuel system has been checked and any issues corrected, it is advisable to do a fuel quantity check.

9. If the fuel quantity result is above specification, then it will be a cause for excessive carbon issues and the fuel pump should be replaced. If the fuel quantity result is within specifications, but on the higher side, then any possible excessive carbon issues may be corrected by increasing the mounting angel of the fuel pump to the near vertical position. If fuel quantity result is below specification, then it is recommended that the fuel pump may be replaced only if the heater repeatedly flames out during operation.

10. If there are complaints about the heater smoking excessively during operation then remove and check the condition of the burner. The burner should be light brown in color. Clean any carbon build up inside the burner tube. Check the inside of the heat exchanger and scrape out any loose carbon.

11. When reassembling the burner and the heat exchanger use a new thermal insulator. Likewise, when reassembling the blower motor assembly use a new blower gasket.

12. Reassemble the heater and test operation. The heater should be bench tested for 15-20 minutes before returning the heater to the vehicle.

13. Regardless of the season, run the heater every month for a minimum period of 15 minutes. This will help the heater to burn away any combustion residue in the burner chamber. It will ensure that the fuel in the lines to the heater does not gel and solidify and that the heater will start reliably when heating season arrives.

Arctic Traveler is a MSD (Master Distributor) for Eberspaecher products and a technical leader actively involved in projects driving the mobility of tomorrow. Call 1-800-295-4156 for more information about mobile heating solutions.