How to Select Infrared Heaters
Infrared heaters use a reflective shield to direct radiant heat onto a heated surface. Common types of infrared heaters include metal-sheathed tubular heaters, quartz tubes, quartz lamps; gas fired catalytic, flat-faced panels and ceramic emitters.
Infrared flat panel heaters are used to heat objects via radiant heat transfer.
Infrared heater elements are replacement heater elements used with radiant flat...
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We asked our users for their input on Infrared Heaters. Here are the results of 263 users familiar with Infrared Heaters.Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice
Who Took Our Poll?Top
1. Light focus technology 2. Thermal insulation and cooling technology 3. Heat flux measurement
Two we concluded to be very good, but there are many. One is the comfort furnace, and the other I cannot remember the name (Suncor I think). Only because of supply did we choose to settle with Oreck. Service is very good with them.
EU companies are best, have wide experience and application. Examples Elstein, Burdtwag. Ceramicx and others.
Applications and UseTop
Keeping dessicants free of moisture, incubator heating, adhesive, epoxy and paint curing. Rapid Thermal Aneal upon Galium Arsenide and Silicon wafers to relieve stresses of Ion Implant etc. Stock and materials drying etc.
Relief from arthritis, not advertised, but is very soothing. General heat for home and wife's hairshop. People always comment about the comfort, especially older folks,and cannot believe we run it at only 68* F.
Outdoor ice melting, curing, baking, transfer labels on painted appliances, drying paint on wood, opening mussels and oysters.
Infrared heaters were used in a large garage area and a new car was put on a lift for service. The paint was destroyed by an infrared heater spotted too close to the car lift.
No disasters, just melted lenses when the conveyor system broke down while in use.
Placed too low to the floor, causing an over heating condition!
The equations are clear for a given surface's emissivity. Double the radiated power, and you'll almost cube or quadruple the temperature rise, depending on what happens to increased other liberation drafts with convection increases etc.
Don't under size the heat loss! Once conventional heaters get older and dirtier the efficiency drops off!
Do not assume that they can be hung/supported in a non-vertical position.
Don't assume that the output will be evenly distributed the entire length of the heater!
IR manufacturers do not understand the emission spectra of their products.