Based on the major improvements in high energy efficient infrared heating, warehouse application of infrared heaters can now be considered cost effective and environmentally sustainable-even when heating large enclosed structures.
Infrared heat can be described as long electromagnetic waves located near the visible section of the electromagnetic spectrum which characteristically radiates energy outward. An electrically operated infrared heater consists of an element or filament (the orange wire you see) – composed most often of tungsten – which gives off heat.
A radiant gas heater uses the heat from a flame produced by fossil fuels like propane or a natural gas to create infrared energy. The radiant heat waves produced from the element or gas-flame are then reflected off of a polished surface and channeled in the direction where the heat is needed. Infrared energy can be absorbed by objects, surfaces and people as heat. Air molecules are not important for the transportation of heat energy. Very little energy is lost due to either convection or conduction because it is not a critical part of infrared wave movement. Radiant waves are able to flow thru materials more quickly and more effectively than less efficient convection heat methods or UV lamps. This enables the infrared heating system to be a far more efficient process for large areas such as warehouses, garages and sheds Large installations like warehouses are often used in manufacturing processes and for industrial purposes, as well as storage of goods, and agriculturally for livestock and greenhouse activities. In regions where the climate changes rapidly during the winter months, or for temperature-sensitive manufacturing processes, drastic changes in temperature can and will cause costly damages and result in malfunctions of equipment. Maintaining a consistent temperature could prevent some of this damage and save costly repairs and replacements.
Warehouses are typically large areas and therefore the process of heating the space may require more than one heater to be effective.
Industrial heating service requires a high level of technical experience. At American Services industrial heating equipment service near Maryland Heights, we are proud of our ability to service our industrial clients in a professional manner for service and repair of industrial heating and cooling equipment.