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New HOTflow® Technician Certification Training Program

Oct 21, 2013

HOTSTART's HOTflow® Technician Certification Training is a program developed to train dealer and distributor technicians on the proper installation procedure for HOTflow® heaters. This free one hour webinar is led by Robert Fridye, Aftermarket Sales - Energy Efficient Solutions. During the training, Robert will guide you through: Overview of HOTflow® Heating Systems Safety and Prep for an Install Mounting of the System Plumbing the System Coolant Requirements Start-up and Commissioning of the HOTflow® heater Following the presentation, participants will take a 25 question test to complete the course and earn their 2 year "HOTSTART Certified Technician" certificate.

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Prep for the Winter to Avoid Costly Downtime

Sep 26, 2013

Summer is quickly fading away as the days get shorter and the nights a little colder. The change of seasons marks an opportunity for some quick and easy winter prep work on your diesel engine. We all know the frustration of starting your truck in the cold weather only to have it crank over and over - smoky exhaust bellowing out, trying repeatedly every few minutes.

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HOTflow™ CTM Heaters Receive UL/C-US Approval

Sep 19, 2013

Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART recently obtained UL/C-US approval on its HOTflow™ line of CTM forced circulation engine heaters. Effective immediately, CTM models specified with a 3m cord and NEMA plug will carry the UL mark.

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Discontinuation Notice for CSS Heating System

Sep 5, 2013

HOTSTART will no longer offer replacement parts or product support for the CSS line of circulating heating systems. The CSS product line was discontinued and replaced with the CSM model in 2009. Effective immediately, CSS replacement parts will no longer be available. Discontinued CSS Engine Heater.

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HOTSTART From the Field: Louisiana Offshore Oil Port

Aug 30, 2013

LOOP, LLC recently installed a pair of HOTSTART coolant heating systems and oil heating systems on two of its four CAT D3616 engines which power large capacity crude oil pumps at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port in the Gulf of Mexico. LOOP is the only port in the U.S. capable of offloading deep draft tankers known as Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCC) and Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC).

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HOTSTART From the Field: Iwate Kaihatsu Railways

Jan 25, 2013

Iwate Kaihatsu Railways located in Ofunato, Japan operates locomotives that haul cement from the local mine out of the valley to the processing plant in town. Each locomotive hauls 18 cement cars capable of carrying 35 tons each. On a normal day, they make 13 trips from the mine to the plant and back.

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HOTSTART Selected as Partner to Provide Auxiliary Power Units in Northeast Idle Reduction Program

Feb 23, 2012

Hotstart was recently selected by the Northeast States for Coordinate Air Use Management (NESCAUM) to provide Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for 27 of 29 locomotives and 6 railroads that are part of the New England Locomotive Idle Reduction Project. NESCAUM, through a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will use Hotstart’s APU technology to reduce locomotive idling and will help save railroads money and fuel and reduce emissions. NESCAUM matched the $850,000 EPA grant by 23 percent.

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HOTSTART Auxiliary Power Units Good for Environment and Customers

Feb 23, 2012

Hotstart was selected by Montana Rail Link (MRL) to provide a new series of Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) to 34 locomotives that a recent report shows saved the railroad money and fuel and drastically reduced emissions. With this technology, MRL will eliminate 122,442 tons of emissions and save 10,657,523 gallons of fuel over the next 11 years. Hotstart’s participation in the project was the result of MRL being awarded a $1.13 million grant from the EPA for the use of APUs to reduce idling.

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HOTSTART Receives ATEX Certification

Jan 31, 2012

Spokane, Wash. based Hotstart has received international ATEX certification and CE marking for its engine and compressor preheaters intended for use in hazardous locations. Hotstart’s decision to attain the certification was driven by the organization’s current presence in Germany, opportunities available throughout Europe and beyond and the many requests for the certification received by customers over time.

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HOTSTART Opens Asia Pacific Sales Office

Nov 1, 2011

SPOKANE, WASH - Engine heating manufacturer HOTSTART, Inc. has opened a new sales office in Tokyo, Japan. Operating under the name “HOTSTART Asia Pacific, Ltd.,” the sales office was established to support the growing business and global demand for engine heating equipment in the Asia Pacific region.

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