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Electronic Ignition Sequence of Operation for ON/OFF and HI/LO Inserts

2020-10-06T13:55:41+00:00October 6th, 2020|Tech Talks|

Electronic Ignition Sequence of Operation for ON/OFF and HI/LO Inserts Here at HPC Fire Inspired™, we get many calls regarding the sequence of operations, to better understand the installation and fire up of the Electronic Hot Surface Ignition. So today we will go over how the “EI” appliances operate.Below is the sequence at which all “EI” units ON/OFF or HI/LO will go through before the burner ignition.Call for power, via remote, wall switch or timer, etc.The module is powered and, the module will check for continuity through the thermocoupleThe igniter will begin to glow (30-second cycle)The pilot valve opens, shortly after the igniter is poweredIgniter lights pilot gasThe pilot flame warms the thermocouple and sends a millivolt reading to the moduleOnce proper millivolt is read [...]

Something New Under the Sun

2020-09-24T12:47:22+00:00September 24th, 2020|Newsletters|

Something New Under the Sun Article featured in the September - October 2020 Patio and Hearth Products Report Magazine on page 67. See the original article here The patio and hearth industry is a cauldron of competition, and all that intensity can be scary or highly motivating. Sean Steimle, CEO of HPC Fire Inspired (Dayton, Ohio), saw the crowded field, accepted the challenge, and ended up sparking real innovation. With a talented team of designers and engineers, Steimle fostered a culture that built upon the company’s already solid foundation and elevated it to an award winner. The fruits of those labors came together earlier this year at the HPBExpo in New Orleans, where the HPC Fire Inspired Universal Gas Orifice earned a coveted VESTA [...]

Gas Pressure Basics

2020-09-16T17:36:55+00:00September 10th, 2020|Tech Talks|

Gas Pressure Basics Gas Pressure is very critical to the installation and operation of HPC Fire Inspired fire features. If the pressure being supplied to our appliances is not correct the units will not operate correctly. If the pressure in the gas line is too high, it can cause damage to the unit, and if the pressure is too low it can cause small flames and nuisance drops outs. Today we will talk about gas pressure basics. The pressure of a gas is the force that the gas exerts on the walls of its container, such as a gas line. We measure the gas line pressure with a monometer, which will read pressure as inches of water column (inch WC) or can be [...]

HPC Fire Inspired Expands and Invests in Operations – Hires 2 New Leaders

2020-09-01T13:20:55+00:00August 27th, 2020|Press Release|

HPC Fire Inspired Expands and Invests in Operations - Hires 2 New Leaders HPC Fire Inspired, the leading gas fire pit manufacturer, recently announced it has hired Palani Ammasai as QLS (Quality, Lean Safety) Manager and Jeff Kochersperger as Production Manager. In these roles, Palani will lead HPC’s quality, lean and safety programs and Jeff will lead the production team. “In the on-demand world, our focus is on the customer experience and first-class service,” said HPC Chief Executive Officer Sean Steimle. “Palani and Jeff bring specific expertise in these areas, and they will be able to make significant contributions to maintaining our leadership position in the industry.” Palani earned a variety of technical engineering degrees, including a Master of Technology in Aerospace Engineering. [...]

Wiring the Sebco 24v Power Supply to Fire Feature(s)

2020-08-28T16:41:33+00:00August 21st, 2020|Tech Talks|

Wiring the Sebco 24v Power Supply to Fire Feature(s) As many of you know HPC Fire Inspired™ offers our electronic ignition fire features in a low voltage (24v) configuration. We get many questions in regard to wiring the power supply to the fire feature. Today we will clear up some of the wiring questions we get from the field We will start with the primary side (120v) of the power supply. It will ship with a power cord and a grounded plug that will simply plug into an outdoor GFCI receptacle. Once the cover for the secondary side of the power supply is removed you will notice factory-supplied spade connectors for each circuit. A red wire marked X4 will pre-wired to the breaker [...]

Introduction to HPC Fire Inspired Newly Designed FPPK Ignition Box

2020-08-28T16:43:22+00:00July 17th, 2020|Tech Talks|

Fire Pit Igniter - HPC Fire Inspired Newly Designed FPPK Ignition Box As many of our customers know, HPC Fire Inspired is continuously improving our product line. Today we would like to introduce you to our new Push Button Flame Sensing (FPPK) Ignition System. The new fire pit igniter is currently in production on all of our CSA certified Push Button Flame Sensing units and uncertified ignition kits. Let’s take a look at some of the features of the new fire pit igniter. Newly Designed Valve HPC has been working on the new valve for over a year. The new valve train will allow for larger BTU capacities across the product line. By using only 1 valve, we can eliminate SKUs. The new [...]

HPC Fire Inspire New Pilot Assembly Kit

2020-08-16T16:46:36+00:00June 30th, 2020|Tech Talks|

HPC Fire Inspire New Pilot Assembly Kits As many of you know, HPC Fire Inspired has launched its new smaller pilot assembly kits for both the electronic ignition and its manual ignition with safety pilot (FPPK) units. This week we will go over the new pilots and eliminate some of the confusion. As you can see the pilot is now much smaller, and less intrusive. HPC Fire Inspired has also gone to a silicon nitride igniter. The significance of the new igniter is longevity. It’s a much more robust igniter, and as you may know, we no longer need the protective perforated barrel around the igniter. We have also gone to thicker larger thermocouple, to eliminate any brittle cracking that may happen during [...]

Now Hiring – Production Associate

2020-09-01T13:19:11+00:00June 24th, 2020|Press Release|

Now Hiring - Production Associate Position: Production Associate Reports To: Manufacturing Supervisor Department: Production Hearth Products Controls Co. (HPC) is a distributor of gas log repair components as well as a manufacturer of outdoor gas appliances, water features, and accessories for over 40 years. We produce various shapes and sizes of gas fire pit inserts distributed in North America and abroad that offer numerous forms of control technologies. Our office and manufacturing facility is located in Dayton, Ohio employing ~50 associates. Although the foundation of the company was built in the Hearth industry, we also cover Pool & Spa, Landscape, Hardscape, and other industries. Basic Function: Ability to work independently. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each [...]

HPC Fire Inspired™ shifts business model to focus on more direct lines of communications with their customers.

2020-09-01T13:17:58+00:00May 29th, 2020|Press Release|

HPC shifts business model to focus on more direct lines of communications with their customers. As we continue to navigate through this COVID crisis, it is apparent that the way companies currently do business is ever evolving.  HPC is no exception to those changes.  That is why, HPC is excited to announce that we are adjusting our business model to get a more direct line of communication with you, our customers.  Effective July 1st, HPC will no longer employ independent sales representatives.  We added Customer Specialists to our industry leading Customer Service team to better serve our dealers, distributors, OEM’s, and E-Commerce customers.  HPC would like to thank our sales representatives for their years of service and wishes them well in their [...]

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