Lochinvar Corp. has announced a six-state tour of the Southeast. The Hot Water Solutions Tour will wind its way through Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

Lochinvar's 27-foot demonstration van has been traveling the highways and byways of the United States and Canada since Dec. 2003. Most recently, the vehicle has been drawing crowds in the Northeastern U.S., where more than 600 people viewed a working demonstration of Lochinvar's advanced technology.

The Lochinvar van is equipped with a full-size, high-efficiency Intelli-Fin® boiler. The 1.5-million Btu/hr display unit is partially cut away and displays simulated sequence of operation. It is also fully piped and vented to replicate an authentic installation. Images are used to explain sequence of operation, integration options, condensing technology, and product flexibility. All Intelli-Fin boilers operate at 97% thermal efficiency, meaning that 97¢ out of every fuel dollar is used to create heat.

In addition, the van houses a full-size, 1.5-million Btu/hr Power-Fin® unit, cut away to reveal the gasketless copper tube heat exchanger and all working parts. The control panel replicates a full call for heat and modulation to maintain set point. The van's two plasma display screens are packed full of information, educating visitors on Lochinvar's extensive product line. Additional graphics introduce thermal efficiency, heat exchanger design, flexible venting solutions, proper water heater and boiler piping.

This self-contained tour van will visit engineering firms, wholesalers, industry tradeshows, and other venues across the country, providing visitors with a hands-on demonstration of Lochinvar's hot water solutions.