This SAE Standard describes electric immersion engine preheaters for use in the coolant jacket of heavy-duty and intermediate size diesel engines. This document gives the dimensional information on the four basic styles of engine preheaters. The tables for each style will list the wattage commonly used. Small engines that typically require less than 600 W of preheat for cold weather starting are not covered by this document. These types of engines generally have very little space available to accommodate an immersion heater of the styles presented in this document. No related ISO standards were found.
This information report covers fuel fired pre-heaters which burn gasoline, diesel, or propane fuels. This type of heater must be used in remote areas where 110/220 V, 60 Hz electric power is not available, and is recommended anywhere an on-board self contained system is required. The guidelines in this report are applicable, but not limited to, fuel burning heater installations on the off-road self-propelled work machines described in SAE J1116.
The scope of this SAE Information Report is to acquaint and inform those concerned with cold weather operation of diesel-powered machines and vehicles with the selection and application of electrically powered starting aids currently available. It deals specifically with the design, function, and application of line voltage electrically powered engine preheaters and battery warmers.
This standard covers off-road, self-propelled work machines as categorized in SAE J1116. This standard outlines requirements that must be met in order for the heating equipment to perform satisfactorily on construction and industrial machinery.