What is a Hot Zone?

After a customer has chosen the correct hot zone for their furnace and it has been ordered, shipped, and delivered, it needs to be carefully unpacked. For customers who have recently chosen a new Ipsen hot zone, the experts at Ipsen recommend the following steps to help unpack it without causing any damage:

  1. On the outside of the wall of the crate there should be a packing slip attached. This gives information about the quantity of crates that have been shipped, as well as the items inside each of these crates. This information should firstly be used to verify that every crate detailed on the slip has been delivered. In general, shipments of hot zones arrive in three crates: one which contains loose components, one containing an end-pack crate, and another which holds the hot zone assembly itself.
  2. Conduct a thorough inspection of each of the crates in order to ascertain that there are not any noticeable signs of damage. For units which are intended to be staged so they can be installed at a later date, it is vital that this shipment inspection is conducted as soon as the crates are delivered, in case any damage occurred during the shipping process. This problem will need to be immediately addressed.
  3. The tops of each crate should be carefully removed. The end-pack assemblies and hot zones are covered with a protective plastic tarp which keeps the unit dry and clean.
  4. The sides of the hot zone crate should then be removed. After removing the paneling of the crate, the end-pack and hot zone assemblies should be inspected visually, both externally and internally, for integrity. This is required due to the fragility of a number of the components, which may be damaged if crates shift during the delivery process.
  5. Assess whether or not each of the supplied parts is accounted for in each of the crates, using the packing slip.
  6. All inner packaging material must be removed from the hot zone assembly (generally white or black pipe insulation foam, or corrugated cutouts – see image). Any debris from the unpacking process which may have gone inside the hot zone should be removed.

When the hot zone has been unpacked entirely, customers should consider reading Ipsen’s post offering information on the steps of the installation process. This is called “A Look Inside the Furnace: Installing a New Hot Zone in Your Furnace”, and may help customers refresh their understanding of what they should and should not do in order to maintain the hot zone once it has been installed.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Ipsen.

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