MAX 11-1/2" Flue Pans
MAX pans are available to replace or fit any style of evaporator with a flue pan measuring 2' x 3' up to 6' x 10'.
Designed, tested, and developed over a four-year period, the MAX flue pan has taken the maple industry by storm with it's 11-1/2 inch flue depth that increases evaporation rates by up to 50 percent.
With today's high efficiency wood, oil, and gas fired arches, this flue pan will produce a roaring boil that uses more of the BTU's being generated. Evaporation rate is a combination of the available BTU's from the arch and the heating surface of the evaporator pans. With the MAX flue pan, boiling surface increases by 40-50 percent, which allows more of those BTU's to be used. This also makes the MAX flue pan up to 20 percent more fuel efficient.
The MAX flue pan is also changing the way we size evaporators, by allowing a smaller footprint to boil faster. This saves valuable space in the sugar house and reduces the cost of other evaporator components. Here's an example:
- A 4x14 standard raised flue evaporator with a 10' long flue pan has approximately 156 square feet of heating surface.
- A 3x12 MAX raised flue evaporator with a 9' long flue pan has approximately 164 square feet of heating surface
Available in two styles, The Combo, or The All Raised
The Combo is a hybrid design that features a split with 5-3/4 inches of the flue dropped below the rail of the arch and 5-3/4 inches of the flue raised in the pan above the rail of the arch. This promotes more efficient contact with the heat from the arch, and still gives the increased level of control of a raised flue style of evaporator, with it's extra float for the syrup pan.
The All Raised features all 11-1/2 inches of the flue above the rail of the arch, which can offer the ability to use a longer flue pan on some size evaporators, allowing you to also increase heating surface.
As a set, the MAX flue pan is sold new in the Patriot and Revolution styles, but can be retrofitted to fit an existing American syrup pan.
Remember how simple it is: heating surface and BTU's = Evaporation Rate
The MAX has more heating surface than anything else on the market.