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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 2, 2011
As the oil and gas industry looks toward the future of global demand and the need for greater efficiency, Spokane, Wash. based Hotstart has opened a new office in Houston, Texas to provide more accessible and hands-on engineering and technical support for its customers. Hotstart made the decision to open an office in Houston after evaluating its markets and the needs of customers.