Flameless Ration Heater, Military Crock Pot and Morale Booster

Electrothermal specialize in the design and manufacturer of Flameless Ration Heaters, commonly known as the “Crock Pot” or “Morale Booster” by the British and American Armed Forces.  Ration heaters can be installed in military vehicles, providing a hot meal for personnel in battle conditions, on patrol or after the unit has reached its destination.

Electrothermal ration heaters have been rigorously tested for use in the field and meets military specifications MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-810.

Flameless Ration Heater

Flameless Ration Heater

The RAK Flameless Ration Heater is a vehicle mountable vessel, designed to provide potable hot water and heat MREs on demand for the military globally. Electrothermal ration heaters are rugged, manufactured to withstand the most harsh environments and can be installed in armoured vehicles, patrol boats and helicopters.

Presently, there are over 20,000 combat-trailed units in the field for the US Army alone, which have certainly proven their reliability over the years; specifically, Electrothermal's Flameless Ration Heater is so integral to troops' morale, that it has become affectionally refereed to as the "Morale Booster" or "Crock Pot" within the US and UK military. Ration Heaters are designed to withstand the rigours of modern conflict and have been comprehensively tested to meet military standard specifications MIL-STD-461, as well as NSF&/47ANSI 4 certified for food heating.

Advantages of Electrothermal's Flameless Ration Heater Include:

  • The ability to heat rations and water in any military vehicle while in transit
  • Thermal insulation that keeps Ration Heater contents hot for up to 6 hours
  • Low thermal signature for discretion during operations
  • Low power consumption (15 amps from a standard 24 volts vehicle supply)
  • Built in intelligent sensor. Auto switch-off if battery power decreases while in the field
  • Standard mil connectors designed for military vehicle 24 volt DC power socket
  • Heating range (LO setting) 66 to 71ºC
  • Heating range (HI setting) 82 to 88ºC
Flameless Ration Heaters

The Flameless Ration Heater can either heat two pints of water, plus five meals ready to eat (MREs), or one gallon of water. The outer casing has a low thermal signature, enabling discretion, and remains cool-to-the-touch for easy transportation.

Approved Military Standards

MIL-STD-461: Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment

MIL-STD-810: Environmental Test Methods and Engineering Guidelines

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