With over 35 years of engineering, manufacturing and practical experience Trecan Snowmelters are the most proven, tried and tested Snowmelters available.

Trecan Snowmelters are the most thermally efficient Snowmelters available (approximately 98% efficiency).

This is due to the submerged combustion, direct contact method of heating and transferring the energy from the combustion process to the water and snow in the melting tank.


Trecan by the Numbers:

  • #1 in Snowmelters Worldwide
  • 35+ Years Experience
  • 100% Performance Guarantee
  • 500+ Installations Worldwide
  • #1 in Quality Assurance
  • 24/7 Remote Diagnostics
  • 9 Portable Models
  • 10+ Stationary Model

Remote Diagnostics

All Trecan Portable and Stationary Snowmelters are available with a Remote Communications Package enabling Trecan to monitor operations and conduct diagnostic checks 24/7 on Trecan Snowmelters almost anywhere in the world. This unique capability also allows for remote trouble shooting and Snowmelter software upgrades (if required and when available). We also offer an optional integrated GPS module.

Cost Savings

Delays in snow removal can indirectly and directly result in loss of revenue. With airports, shopping malls, and parking lots a delay in snow removal can result in tremendous loss of revenues in addition to the trucking costs. Although costs are of the most importance, speed of removal is equally so.

How our Snowmelter Work

  • Snow is dumped into a tank filled with water
  • Water is drawn through heated cylinder, creating a warm melting spra
  • Warm water spray melts snow
  • Water spills through overflow drain and into sewers after passing through filter to block large debris
  • Combustion Air Fan agitates the water to speed up the melting process

About Us

The name TRECAN, was originally an acronym for “Thermal Research and Engineering Canada”, and the company’s history and origins are steeped in combustion technology and thermal efficiency. Trecan Combustion is a Canadian company that has been designing and manufacturing Snowmelters for over 35 years and to date the company has delivered over 500 machines throughout the world with large numbers in the United States, Canada and Russia. Trecan is the only Snowmelter manufacturer that builds nine different models of Portable Snowmelters and more than ten single / multiple burner models of Stationary Snowmelters.