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What is Infrared?
Applications by Industry
The principal use of gas-fired infrared heaters is to efficiently heat commercial and industrial buildings or to spot heat the people within them. Heating an overall area with gas infrared heaters is particularly suited for buildings with large air volumes or high rates of air movement, where convection (air heating) methods are grossly ineffective.
In buildings such as aircraft hangars, the difficulties in convection heating become readily apparent. By contrast, a well-designed system using gas fired infrared heaters creates a high degree of fuel utilization efficiency since it heats objects and people directly. Heating the total mass of air volume in the space is not necessary.
Equipment Selection: High BTU tube heaters and/or high intensity infrared models are preferred for high-mount locations like aircraft hangars. Two-stage infrared heaters are highly recommended. They recover heat lost through large doors, yet they cycle less frequently during normal operation.
Hangar Door Installation: Most of the heat should be concentrated near the main door by locating burner boxes or additional heaters at this point. It is important to note that ANSI/NFPA 409 calls for the heater to be installed at least 10 feet above the highest wing surface of any aircraft stored inside.
Most auto service garages and vehicle maintenance facilities have a large percentage of open door area in relationship to overall square footage. Cold vehicles being brought into the space make infrared heaters ideal for heating this space economically.
Overhead doors and vehicle lifts must be taken into consideration in the placement of heaters as doors or vehicles raised on the lifts may be damaged by infrared heaters placed in close proximity. The presence of vehicle lifts sometimes forces the placement of heaters down center aisles with reflectors angled toward the bay area. Also, care must be taken to maintain clearances from hose reels, exhaust collection systems, etc.
Since most auto service garages employ the use of degreasers, parts washers, rust-proofing, etc., the use of low intensity infrared tube heaters with outside combustion air supplied to each heater is recommended. Chemical contaminants need to be ventilated from the space mechanically even if tube heaters with outside air are utilized. Such fumes striking the surface of the hot radiant tube or being heated at floor levels can cause a chemical reaction resulting in offensive odors being present in the space. Most chemical fumes of this type are heavier than air and ventilation of the lower level of the building is recommended.
Equipment Selection: Depending on mounting height requirements, a full range of infrared heater models is available for application into auto service centers. Typically, tubes (75,000-150,000 BTU/h) are most commonly applied, but also popular are high intensity DR Series Heaters (30,000-90,000 BTUï¿½s).
The use of a vacuum system is usually prohibitive due to size and cost constraints. Two-stage models, such as the HL3 Series, provide faster heat recoveries as doors are opened and closed. Heaters are thermostatically controlled and very often interlocked with ventilation when unvented high intensity DR Series heaters are installed.
Installation: Apply heaters on a perimeter mounted design when applicable. Stack the door areas with extra units, or locate tube burner boxes there to provide extra heat. Take care to avoid violating the published clearances to combustibles with doors in the open position and/or lifts (with cars on them) in the up position. Common applications also utilize tubes located between lift rows (center of the building) or along side walls with reflectors positioned inward. Outside combustion air is highly recommended. Lastly, do not place any heater inside of a paint booth.
Car wash applications offer a variety of challenges. Most are designed for heat with the idea of freeze protection and spot heating of employees. Short length tube heaters with high BTU ratings or small to mid-sized high intensity heaters are good choices and are best placed at the ends of the tunnel for spot heating. Millivolt controls are typically chosen for equipment rooms (if shielded from the wind) for freeze protection during power outages
Stainless steel, silicone sealant, waterproof controls and electrical attachments are recommended. Lastly, heaters with two-stage operation will increase energy savings.
Detroit Radiant Products is pleased to offer a full line of low intensity infrared heaters specifically designed for harsh environments.
Natural gas is an affordable, abundant and environmentally acceptable option to power America. Infrastructure to support the increasing use of this fuel is being built today. The expansion of CNG (compressed natural gas) vehicle maintenance facilities is changing how municipalities or corporations run their fleet vehicles. Such facilities have to abide to special requirements as set forth in the NFPA 30A, whereby the heaterï¿½s operating temperatures shall not exceed 750ï¿½ F.
Detroit Radiant has the expertise to effectively heat these facilities. Our select CSA Design Certified heaters meet construction criteria necessary to meet code, but capable of properly heating your space. When heating these facilities, sometimes the challenge can be to fit the necessary quantity of burners to meet the heat load of the space. In these cases, we can utilize our engineered HLV vacuum systems for the design. Ultimately, we have many options and solutions for these types of facilities and we can generally turn around concept AutoCAD drawings within a few days.
Detroit Radiant Products Companyï¿½s diverse product offering and application expertise has been applied in a wide variety of military applications including projects for the Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines and Cost Guard. Contact the factory for further information as these projects vary greatly in their size, scope and objectives.
Detroit Radiant Products Company offers a wide selection of infrared heating products for municipal facilities such as fleet maintenance garages, transit facilities and garages, police stations and more. Contact Detroit Radiant Products Company for further information.
Whether you are looking to extend your outdoor season, have a designated smoking area, or make additional room for peak crowds, Detroit Radiant Products Companyï¿½s broad offering can offer a solution that will fit your outdoor heating needs.
Guide to Selecting the Right Outdoor Heater ï¿½ Application Considerations:
- Excessive Air Movement: Wind or light breezes are perhaps the largest variable when trying to achieve comfortable heating in an outdoor or spot heating environment. The use of barricades such as wind curtains are highly recommended whenever possible.
- Mounting Heights: Traditionally, outdoor or spot heating requires the heating equipment to be mounted lower or closer to the people. Lowering the equipment may result in less coverage but will offer a more focused heat pattern to the desired area. The final mounting height of the heater may have to be adjusted to achieve the results desired by the customer.
- Customer Expectations: Depending on the needs of the customer, more or less heaters may be required for a given application. There is rarely a ï¿½one size fits allï¿½ solution to properly size an outdoor or spot heating application. Some customers may seek maximum comfort in extreme conditions while others may be looking to take the chill off for short exposure periods such as a designated smoking area.
Spot heating should be utilized when only a portion of a building is to be heated. Both high intensity infrared heaters and low intensity infrared tube heaters can be used in spot heating applications.
Low intensity tube heaters are typically placed in a U-shaped configuration for spot heating. By design, a U-tube will place the hottest tube directly adjacent to the coldest tube for optimal comfort levels and allows for maximum flexibility in the placement of the heaters.
High intensity heaters are usually easier to install and less costly for spot heating applications. Buildings that are poorly insulated, loosely constructed, have high ceiling heights and/or high heat loss per square foot, are more conducive to high intensity heaters.
Equipment Selection: A wide variety of equipment options are available for heating a warehouse environment. The type of warehouse, size, mounting heights and other obstacles must be considered. Tube type heaters offer more options for heater placement with regard to clearances to combustibles. Heaters are normally thermostatically controlled.
Installation: Heaters are strategically placed within a warehouse for optimum coverage of space. This may be a perimeter-mounted system, or a series of heaters between rows of storage racks. Clearance to combustibles must be considered carefully. This is true for both top clearances and lower clearances, which are of concern when stacking combustible items. It is recommended that warning plaques (#PLQ) be mounted to advise users of clearance to combustibles and stacking limits.
Commercial and Industrial Products
Commercial and Industrial
Modulating Plus Tube Heater
The MP Series fully modulating infrared heater is the only infrared heater that allows you to select the desired performance curve that best suits your building requirements.
The MP Series by Detroit Radiant Products Company raises the bar with modulating technology. This full air and gas modulation line of heaters incorporates cutting edge technology such as the selection of three different performance curves as well as a ï¿½Blast Modeï¿½ï¿½ feature for extreme environmental demands.
Premium, Two-Stage Infrared Heater
The HL3 Series, packed with quality features, represents todayï¿½s most energy efficient line of infrared tube heaters. Our patented two-stage technology, incorporated into the HL3 Series, provides more comfort while saving valuable energy dollars. In addition, the highest quality materials and construction features ensure years of reliable and efficient operation. No other infrared heater can match the performance and quality of the HL3 Series.
Premium, Single-Stage Infrared Tube Heater
Packed with quality features, the DX3 represents the highest in quality, single-stage, low intensity tube heaters.
Performance is enhanced through the use of a specially designed stainless steel burner and black coated titanium stabilized and/or aluminized coated steel radiant tube exchangers. The DX3 Series offers superior low intensity heat, performance and longevity.
Two-Stage, Economical Infrared Tube Heater
Streamlined for economy and designed without sacrificing performance, the DET3 Series is a quality, energy efficient heater at a more economical price. Our patented two-stage technology, incorporated into the DET3 Series, provides more comfort while saving valuable energy dollars. Utilizing a direct spark ignition system and hot-rolled steel emitter tubes, this series is the best in this class of equipment.
Single-Stage, Economical Infrared Tube Heater
Streamlined for economy and designed without sacrificing performance, the DES3 Series represents quality at an economical price. Utilizing a direct spark ignition system and hot-rolled steel emitter tubes, this series is the best in this class of equipment.
HL2-SS & DX2-SS Series - Stainless Steel Infrared Tube Heaters
The energy saving qualities of infrared heating can be applied in many wet, contaminated or harsh environments with the -SS Series of stainless steel low intensity tube heaters from Re-Verber-Rayï¿½. Constructed of 304 and 409 stainless steels, the -SS Series is also ideal for use in many outdoor applications. Re-Verber-Rayï¿½ -SS Series infrared tube heaters offer the latest in technology and the BEST in durability and performance!
Dual-Stage, Multi-Burner, Low Intensity Quad Tube Heater
The patent pending two-stage QTD Series offers a unique and innovative heating solution. Its design incorporates the modular benefits of high-intensity infrared with the application versatility of low-intensity infrared. Distinctive construction features include a multi-burner, multi-exchanger, multi-reflector platform optimized for a broad and even heat output pattern. The enhanced two-stage feature of the QTD Series increases comfort levels while reducing energy costs. CSA Design Certified for indoor or outdoor applications, the QTD Series provides the right choice for a wide variety of applications.
Single-Stage, Multi-Burner, Low Intensity Quad Tube Heater
The patent pending single-stage QTS Series was designed to incorporate the modular benefits of high-intensity infrared with the application versatility of low-intensity infrared. Unique construction features include a multi-burner, multi-exchanger, multi-reflector platform optimized for a broad and even heat output pattern. Operational benefits include fuel savings, spot heating functionality, low electrical consumption and low mounting height application. The QTS Series is CSA Design Certified for indoor or outdoor applications.
Two-Stage, Multiple Burner Heating System
The HLV Series infrared vacuum heating system is engineered specifically for the design parameters of the building it is required to heat. More commonly found in larger commercial and industrial applications, these systems offer potential operating benefits that are not easily obtainable with traditional infrared tube heaters.
An engineered vacuum system emits low intensity infrared heat just like any other type of tubular heater. What makes these systems unique is the method in which they operate as well as their expanded operational boundaries. The operational objective of a vacuum system is to simply move hot gases from the burner(s) to the pump. This movement heats the emitter pipes, which in turn heat the building via infrared energy.
The HLV Series is engineered to utilize both two-stage and condensing technology, offering optimal operating efficiencies and fuel savings.
Single-Stage, Unitary Vacuum System
The SV Series is the latest advancement in vacuum system technology. This unitary vacuum system incorporates our acclaimed stainless steel ï¿½vortexï¿½ burner for optimal heat distribution. Other features include a full BTU offering, extended venting runs, self-diagnostic circuit controls, reliable performance in high wind conditions and the quietest vacuum operation in the industry.
Two-Stage, Residentially Approved* Infrared Tube Heater
The LD3 Series couples the energy savings of two-stage technology with the highest quality features available. Designed for application into low ceiling or select residential applications, the LD3 Series heaters are the lowest BTU output heaters offered by Re-Verber-Ray.
Features include those found on the LS3 Series, plus microprocessor controls designed to eliminate nuisance shutdowns with a â€˜soft-lockoutâ€™ feature. Also, an external LED self-diagnostic indicator light is provided to assist in troubleshooting the unit. Benefits of the LD3 Series include superior fuel economy, comfort levels and equipment longevity.
* Select models are CSA Design Certified for residential use (attached to living quarters).
Single-Stage, Residentially Approved* Infrared Tube Heater
Packed with quality features, the LS3 Series represents the finest in single-stage low BTU heaters.
Designed for application into low ceiling or select residential applications, LS3 Series heaters are the lowest BTU output heaters offered by Re-Verber-Ray. Performance is enhanced through the use of a specially designed combustion burner, titanium combustion chamber and black coated, aluminized steel radiant tubes. The LS3 Series is ideal for garages, patios, solariums, workshops, kennels, verandas and other similar type applications.
* Select models are CSA Design Certified for use in residential applications (attached to living quarters).
High Intensity Gas Fired Infrared Heaters
The DR Series represents todayï¿½s most popular line of gas-fired, infrared heaters. This unvented heater is commonly used in areas of high air filtration, high ceilings and spot heating applications. The DR Series offers exclusive design features, a proven history and a variety of BTU and control options.
Standard features include:
- 5 year limited ceramic burner warranty.
- Exclusive ceramic burner provides maximum conversion to infrared radiation.
- CSA Design Certified.
- 3 different heater control systems from manual to solid state ignition.
- Lower installation cost through compact modular heater design.
- Rugged non-corrosive materials in heater construction.
- High temperature, Re-Verber-Ray-tor rods increase heater temperature and efficiency.
NOT FOR RESIDENTIAL USE!
Designer Series Patio Heater
Designed to add warmth to outdoor patio applications, the Designer Series Patio-PalÂ® infrared heater is the perfect solution to stylishly extend the outdoor season to many commercial and residential applications.
The Patio-PalÂ® easily mounts out of the way and without the hassle of refilling costly propane tanks. Specifically designed for comfort, reliability and ease of installation, the Patio-PalÂ® is sure to deliver the desired amount of warmth for dining, entertainment or work areas.
High Intensity Portable Infrared Construction Heaters
Portable infrared construction heaters are high intensity heaters that mount atop a LP tank and are an ideal solution when heat is temporarily needed. PT Series heaters are perfect for buildings under construction, alteration, or repair.
Available in either 16,000 or 32,000 BTU/h.
These units include: A patented safety tip over device for extra safety, mounting bracket, LP hose, and regulator.
NOT FOR RESIDENTIAL USE!
Medium Wave Electric Infrared Space Heaters
Electric infrared heaters are the cleanest method of heating, taking nothing from the air and adding nothing to the air. They produce heat by running an electric current through a high resistance element. BAH Series heaters are ideal for low output, low clearance to combustible areas and in applications where gas and/or ventilation is not available or impractical.
This heater is NOT for home or recreational use. DO NOT USE in the home, mobile home, RVï¿½s, campers, tents, etc.
Short Wave Electric Infrared Heaters
SW Series heaters are unique in their ability to produce both infrared heat and visible light energy. The source of this energy comes from short wave electric lamps encased in an aesthetically pleasing enclosure. Available in an assortment of sizes, casing and colors, this heater offers both choices and solutions for your application.
Operational benefits include a highly efficient energy transfer, lower mounting heights, heat energy, light energy, and certification for both indoor or outdoor use.
Product Features Include:
- Single, double or triple construction models.
- 1 to 3 Elements: Choose either clear quartz lamps or optional glare reducing ruby quartz lamps.
- Compact, aesthetically pleasing construction. Heater housing available in either black powder coated aluminized steel or brushed 304 grade stainless steel.
- Lower Clearances
Separated Combustion Unit Heater
The FA Series line of gas-fired, tubular exchanger, induced draft, hot air heaters are now available for use in commercial, industrial and agricultural applications. This line of heaters features a traditional design with a durable, powder-coated black enamel exterior and stainless steel louvers for an exceptional aesthetic appeal, and a swept-wing impeller with finger-proof fan guards for low noise operation.
Additional features include operational troubleshooting lights and various mounting options. The FA Series offers an out-of-the-box separated or power-vented combustion option.
Separated Combustion Unit Heater
The UH Series line of gas-fired, tubular exchanger, induced draft, hot air heaters are now available for use in commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential applications. This line of heaters features a low profile design with a durable, powder-coated black enamel exterior and stainless steel louvers for an exceptional aesthetic appeal, and a swept-wing impeller with finger-proof fan guards for low noise operation.
Additional features include operational troubleshooting lights and integrated mounting brackets for ease in installation. The UH Series offers an out-of-the-box separated or power-vented combustion option.
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