Commercial Electric Water Heaters

Cemline EHB Series Electric Water Heaters are furnished as a complete factory package for one source responsibility. Installation requires only hot and cold water lines and power. These heaters have an ASME vessel with a Stonesteel lining, electric elements / controls with a UL listing. Many optional extras for applications where such features are desired are available.

  • Standard Equipment

    ASME Code Constructed National Board Registered storage tank

    CEMLINE has held the original patent for STONESTEEL hydraulic cement lining since 1936. This proven design prevents rust and corrosion common to metal tanks. The STONESTEEL lining is applied as a continuous arch against the metal wall and has the same thermal coefficient of expansion as the steel tank shell. This is an advantage in that even extreme and rapid temperature changes have no ill effect on the STONESTEEL lining. Tanks 36″ and larger in diameter are provided with wire mesh welded to inside tank walls to insure a permanent bonding of the lining to tank.


    CEMLINE SSH water heaters are constructed with solid 316-L stainless steel openings. This grade of stainless steel is chosen for its proven long life and corrosion resistance.

    Stainless Steel Threaded Connections

    CEMLINE heaters are furnished with 3″ thick Fiberglass insulation. This high quality insulation conforms to the latest ASHRAE standards for commercial water heaters, and has proven to be an extremely reliable means of minimizing heat loss.

    3" Fiberglass insulation

    CEMLINE packaged units are neatly and attractively covered with a 20 gauge steel jacket over the Fiberglass insulation. The jacket protects the insulation, and is professionally painted with superior quality enamel to allow the added importance of an easy to maintain surface.

    20 Gauge Steel Jacket with Hammertone Enamel Finish

    CEMLINE heaters are mounted on structural I-Beam support skids designed as a permanent base. This skid is pre-engineered to allow correct support for the heater.

    Structural I-beam Support Skid Base

    This feature allows the Packaged Water Heater to be started or stopped from a remote location. Typically this would be accomplished from the Building Automatic System (BAS). Requires a dry contact suitable for 24 Vac and 1 amp.

    ASME Relief Valve-Pressure and Temperature

    CEMLINE packages are provided with ASME pressure-temperature relief valves sized to relieve the total BTU input of the heating coils.

    Thermometer and Water Pressure Gauge

    Cemline electric heaters are furnished with thermometer to monitor tank temperature and dial pressure gauge to monitor pressure within the vessel.

    Control Circuit System

    Cemline electric water heater control circuits are equipped with a line voltage to 120 volt isolation transformer for 120 volt control. This transformer is fused on the primary side and fused and grounded on the secondary side in accordance with the A.S.M.E Code, National Electric Code and Underwriters’ Laboratories.

    High Limit Thermostats

    Cemline electric water heaters are furnished with both adjustable automatic reset type high limit and a manual reset high limit thermostat with a manual reset button. These thermostats open the control circuit if the temperature of the tank exceeds the set point.





  • Technical Information

    Electric Control System

    Cemline elements are controlled by immersion thermostats adjustable to the desired temperatures and magnetic contactors. In our basic arrangement, the thermostat sensing bulbs are located at the various levels in the tank. As hot water is drawn out of the top of the heater, the level of cold water rises, turning on one thermostat at a time, which in turn energizes the contactors and elements in sequence. When the hot water consumption decreases, hot water accumulates in the tank from the top downward and the elements are in turn de-energized. Progressive engerizing and de-energizing of the heating elements in this manner balances the electric demand to hot water consumption. The element and heater load is normally divided into small increments which come on and go off in the manner described above. This means if a small amount of water is drawn from the tank only a small percentage of total load will come on to recover it. If, however, a large demand is experienced, a greater percentage of the load will come on to recover this usage. This system is extremely reliable, simple and automatic.


    Cemline electric water heaters are equipped with magnetic contactors to close and open circuits as required for load control.


    Cemline EHB Series heaters utilize “Class J” type fuses. Each contactor line is protected by an individual fuse, which is designed to interrupt power in the event of an overload condition.


    Cemline EHB Series electric water heaters are factory wired, utilizing heat resistant, color coded copper wire. All components are factory wired to a generously sized terminal strip for solderless connections. Heaters furnished with circuit breaker or disconnect switch are factory wired to load side of breaker or switch.

    Low Water Cut Off

    Cemline electric units are furnished with electronic low water cut off, wired to open the control circuit on a low water condition.

    Electric Control Cabinet

    Cemline electric elements and controls are mounted in a NEMA 1 enclosure with a key lock door.

    Final Assembly & Testing

    Cemline packaged electric water heaters are thoroughly tested prior to shipment. All components and workmanship are guaranteed for a period of one year from dated of start-up or eighteen months from the date of shipment, which ever comes first.

    UL Listing

    Cemline electric water heaters are listed and labeled as required by Underwriters’ Laboratories.