Industrial Heating Uses
- Auto repair shops
- Drying process
Agricultural Heating Uses
- Swine farms
- Poultry houses
Outdoor Heating Uses
- Annual natural gas and propane consumption savings of up to 25-35% compared with traditional warm air systems.
- No need for a heat-distribution system.
- High comfort level, recommended even in places with drafts and high ceilings.
- Easy maintenance, without moving parts such as fans or blowers.
- Simple to control with a commercial or digital thermostat.
- Superior efficiency thanks to direct heating; no loss of heat through piping.
- Reduced air stratification.
- Sensation of instant heat.
- Quiet operation.
HOW IT WORKS
A low intensity infrared unit heats by radiant heat. The energy is spread by radiation: its effect on the human body is rather like being exposed to the sun. Like the light from a lamp, infrared radiant heat is directional and warms every object in its path, depending on the nature of its surface. The infrared radiant heat traverses the ambient air without losing its energy until the moment it meets an object.
Primary and secondary air and gas mix into the burner cup to create a long flame combustion in the radiant tube. The radiant surface temperature can reach 500°C but the far end radiant tube’s temperature is lower than 200°C.
- A blower at the burner side pushes air to mix with gas to combuste and exhaust the flue at the end of the radiant tube. Combustion chamber is positive.
- Natural gas or LPG.
- Rates 10/20/35/40/50kW
- Radiant tube length of 3/6/9/12/15/18 meters are available in straight, U and L configurations
- Positive or Vacuum system available.
- Powder coated steel or stainless steel burner.
- Heat treated aluminized steel radiant tube.
- Reliable Direct Spark Ignition with 100% gas valve shut off.
- High-polished aluminum reflector maximizing radiant efficiency (Keywarm is 100% reflection). Side or bottom reflector available.
- Two stage or modulating burner available upon request.
- Horizontal or 45° reflector mounting.
- Warehouse: 80-110 W/㎡
- Factory: 120-180 W/㎡
Pig House: Volume(m³)*0.04(kW/m³)
Poultry House: Volume(m³)*0.07(kW/m³)
Combustion: Sealed combustion (the combustion air is taken directly from the space to be heated or from outside).
Venting: The combustion products can be vented indoors or outside.
- Minimum height to be respected, according to each manufacturer.
- Installation is not recommended in places where there are chlorine products, solvents or explosives, but certain models are suitable for that type of environment.
- The combustion products are vented indoors with additional ventilation. Usually, this calls for an interlock between the appliance and a mechanical extractor fan. A fresh air supply unit needs to be installed in order to maintain an acceptable level of CO2 (5,000 ppm). For more details, consult the manufacturer’s Installation Guide.
- The ventilation rate stipulated in Code B 149.2 is 300 ft3 of air per minute per 100,000 Btu/hr or each kW per 22m³/h fresh air of low intensity infrared installed.