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Oil heater fan IDS 20

Robust chimney oil heater fan for quick, uncomplicated heating applications

Oil heater fan IDS 20
Oil heater fan IDS 20
Mobile heating power on wheels: The IDS 20 oil heater fan

IDS 20 – mobile heating power for workshops, halls and construction sites

This oil heater fan combines the possibility of quickly heating workshops, stables, storage rooms, construction sites or warehouses with an attractive value-for-money ratio in a robust chimney oil heater.

Thanks to its carriage and the large wheels, this oil heater fan can be transported easily and installed quickly in another place for your heating application. Another fact attributing to its flexibility it the integrated fuel tank which renders additional external oil tanks redundant.

The IDS 20, manufactured in Europe, is extremely robust and as standard comes equipped with an electronic flame trap, safety thermostat for overheating protection and fully automatic after-cooling. Because of that and due to its double-walled housing with protective coating, the device provides increased safety at work, for the surface temperature of the outer casing and thus the risk of injuries is minimized and an optimal soundproofing is ensured.

The integrated, premium-quality oil burner with Danfoss® pump provides quick heating. With an air volume of 550 m³/h the IDS 20 can handle a rated heat output of 19.6 kW.

For fully automatic application you can optionally connect an external thermostat using a cable of ten metres length.

IDS indirect oil heater fans – maximum heating power, clean warmth

The indirect oil heater fans of the IDS series are ideally suited for rooms in which ventilation is only possible to a certain extent, but which are still used by people or animals. They are also a good choice for speeding up construction drying as well as in rooms where there is a fire hazard due to combustible substances.

In principle, the combustion process is identical to that of the IDS direct oil heater fans: The fuel is drawn from the tank by means of a pump, brought to operating pressure and in a final step is sprayed into the combustion chamber via an atomiser nozzle as an air-fuel mixture, where it is then burnt. In the case of indirect heaters, however, the air to be heated is fully isolated from the combustion chamber.

Although with indirect oil heater fans the air provided for heating is drawn by the same blower as the combustion air, it is yet guided separately past the increased surface of the combustion chamber, the heat exchanger, so as to be able to heat up there without being mixed with the flue gas in this process. Whereas the combustion products are discharged to the outside via a chimney, 100 % emission-free warm air is spreads through the outlet opening of the indirect oil heater fan.

Thus, in order to obtain both clean and dry warmth, we recommend using an indirect oil heater fan. In contrast to direct heaters, in this case neither combustion products nor released water vapour enters the room air if a suitable flue gas evacuation has been mounted on the device’s chimney, leading the flue gases outside of the room to be heated.

Functional diagram IDS 20
The IDS 20 offers a wide range of applications

The IDS 20 offers a wide range of applications

The combination of the carriage design with mobile use, integrated fuel tank and a maximum rated heat output of 19.6 kW makes the indirect oil heater fan IDS 20 a versatile heating solution for a large variety of applications, for instance:

  • Heating of workshops
  • Heating of stables
  • Temperature control of storage facilities
  • Heating of interior spaces of construction sites
  • Clean hot air for festival marquees or exhibition halls
  • Heating of glass or foil greenhouses

For heating interior spaces, the exhaust air of the oil heater can be discharged from the room by mounting a flue pipe to the stainless steel chimney of the IDS 20 and leading it outside.

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Special equipment features of the oil heater fan IDS 20

Thanks to the carriage design with the push bar frame and front wheels, the oil heater fan IDS 20 can be easily transported from one point of use to the other.
Practical carriage design
To prevent the connecting cable from becoming a trip hazard during transport, an integrated cable holder allows for fastening the connecting cable safely whilst the device is transported.
Cable holder for safe storage during transport
For automatic operation, this oil heater fan is equipped with a connection for an external thermostat by means of which the temperature can be measured and controlled at a location to be heated that is up to 10 metres away (a thermostat is optionally available).
Connection for external thermostat
The integrated tank can be filled easily and has a storage capacity of 42 litres of fuel – enough for at least almost 19 h of maximum operation.
Integrated 42 litre tank
In addition to the attachment option of a rain cover, a flue pipe can also be be mounted on the stainless steel chimney of the oil heater fan, for example for wall or chimney ducts for the heating application in interior spaces.
Stainless steel chimney with connection for a pipe or rain cover
The IDS 20 comes equipped with a two-line heating system with an easily accessible external fuel filter.
Readily accessible fuel filter
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A few practical benefits:

  • Integrated oil burner with Danfoss® pump
  • Electronic flame trap
  • Overheating thermostat
  • Stainless steel combustion chamber
  • Fully automatic after-cooling
  • Double-walled housing for optimum soundproofing and insulation
  • Integrated fuel tank
  • Suited for the fully automatic application with external thermostat or timer switch

Technical data by comparison

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Technical data by comparison


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Technical data

Technical data
General information
  Article number 1.430.000.120
Functional principle
  Method of heating indirect
  Method of heating direct
Air flow rate
  Level Max. [m³/h] 550
Nominal heat input
  Level Max. [kW] 23.47
Nominal heat output
  Level Max. [kW] 19.6
  Level Max. [kcal] 16,853
Temperature increase
  Level Max. [°C] 95
Electrical values
  Mains connection 230 V, 50 Hz
  Current consumption [A] 1.25
  Power input [kW] 0.3
  Heating capacity [kW] 19.6
Electric connection
  Connection plug CEE 7/7 (plug type F + E)
  Cable length [m] 1.2
  Overheating protection
  Connection for external thermostat
  Internal thermostat
  Temperature indication
Fuel feed
  Fuel feed Danfoss pump
Fuel filter
Oil consumption
  Level Max. [l/h] 2.23
Tank contents
  Content in [l] 42
Hose connection
  Diameter | Hose connection [mm]
Chimney connection
  Diameter | Chimney connection [mm] 120
Sound values
  Distance 1 m [dB(A)] 70
Suitable fuels
  EL fuel oil
  Low-sulphur EL fuel oil
  Length (packaging excluded) [mm] 1,075
  Width (packaging excluded) [mm] 440
  Height (packaging excluded) [mm] 615
  (packaging excluded) [kg] 36
Equipment, features and functions
  Carry/transport handle(s)
  Plastic wheels
  Rubber-tyred metal wheels
  Non-marking full-rubber wheels
Housing design

 standard equipment

 optionally available

 not available



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