Why Radiant Infrared Tube Heaters in High Bay Aircraft Hangers and Warehouses

Sep 9, 2016

Radiant Infrared Tube heaters are the best choice for heaters in high bay area buildings that, by their design, are not practical for convective forced air heaters.

Radiant heaters do not require fans to distribute heat, thus saving the capital of fan components.  With fewer moving parts, breakdowns are reduced and better zone control can be achieved. More importantly, by not having to heat the air in order to warm people and objects, heating costs are dramatically reduced.

Lower ambient air temperatures are required to achieve the same thermal comfort provided by convection heaters. Because radiant infrared tube heaters to no use air as a heat transfer medium, the floors and objects are heated faster.  The heated objects heat then heat the air by conduction, convection, and radiation, with radiant heat directly heating only the primary objective.

Because Radiant Infrared Tube heaters heat only the targeted items and not the air, lower zone air temperatures occur. With less heat being transmitted to the roof and walls, there is less building heat loss.

Lower zone air temperatures result in less stratification and infiltration losses.

Concrete floors absorb infrared heat, thus becoming heat storage reservoirs. When large bay doors are opened to the cold, outside air, radiant Infrared tube heaters continue to store radiant heat in the floor.  When the bay doors are closed again, the heat stored in the concrete floor’s thermal mass enable the temperature at floor level to quickly recover.

Where humidity is a problem, radiant infrared tube heaters can supply just enough heat to keep the floor or object just above the dew point or freezing temperature, eliminating unwanted moisture, condensation and corrosion problems.