Amerec AK4 Steam Generator for steam rooms up to 75 cubic feet (50 cubic feet for three phase voltage) Amerec's AK series generators are engineered for performance and reliability. The innovative "soft steam" feature provides the ultimate in steam bathing comfort for residential and commercial steam rooms. Minimal temperature variations and an even flow of steam are the two most important performance characteristics of a steam bath. Amerec engineering delivers both with innovative "soft steam" element switching to maintain a consistent and comfortable bathing environment. The AK uses full power to quickly heat up the steam room to its preset temperature; then cuts power to half its elements, resulting in a more consistent flow of soft billowing steam and more stable temperature. The single factor having the greatest affect on steam bathing comfort is temperature fluctuations. Comparative testing proves superior performance with "soft steam" element switching, exclusive to Amerec AK generators. AK/AT & 3K/3T generators come equipped with 1/2" steam outlets.
|Steam Generator Sizing Guide|
Certain materials that make the lining of a steam room take longer to heat up. Use the adjusted cubic footage total when selecting a steam generator or boiler to ensure enough steam power to get the steam room operational in a reasonable time.
| Step 1. Calculate the cubic footage of the steam room enclosure. Length x Width x Height = cubic feet. (Do not deduct for benches or other intrusions as they represent surface area to heat.) L x W x H = ________ CUBIC FEET |
Step 2. Add the following adjustments to the cubic footage calculated in step 1 to account for your specific room design features:
| DESIGN FEATURES ||MULTIPLIER ||ADD FOR TOTAL|
| l. Acrylic or Cultured Marble|| Cubic Feet x .0 =|| |
|ll. Ceramic Tile || Cubic Feet x .2 =|| |
|lll. For each glass or glass block wall|
or each exterior wall exposed to freezing
| Cubic Feet x .15 =|| |
|llll. Natural Stones (Marble, Granite, Travertine, Slate or Porcelain Tile)|| Cubic Feet x 1. =|| |
| || Cubic Feet from Step 1. = || |
| || Add all together for |
Total Cubic Feet >>>>>
| Or click here for a printable PDF version: |
The AK uses full power to quickly heat up the steam room to its preset temperature; then cuts power to half its elements, resulting in a more consistent flow of soft billowing steam and more stable temperature. The single factor having the greatest affect on steam bathing comfort is temperature fluctuations. Comparative testing proves superior performance with "soft steam" element switching, exclusive to Amerec AK generators.
Steam Generator Control Choices, let us know what your prefer from these main options and we will help select the proper controls:
- Control Location: control panel only on inside of steam room (OR) only on outside (OR) have both for most convenience
- Function: simple On/Off button panel (OR) 3 button panel with On/Off, temperature control and digital display of temperature
- Finish: choice of metallic finishes: Polished Chrome, Polished Brass, Polished Nickel, Brushed Nickel or Oil Rubbed Bronze
"Warm Start" Instant Steam Option.
AK series steam generators are available with the optional 'Warm Start" feature that keeps water in the tank preheated to a temperature just below boiling. With the "Warm Start" feature activated, steam begins flowing into the steam room in less than 60 seconds after the user turns on the steam generator, reducing the time required to heat the room to its desired temperature by several minutes. The "Warm Start" feature can be disabled with a simple on/off switch to eliminate unnecessary power consumption when the steam bath will not be used for extended periods of time.