CNG/LNG Repair Facility and Radiant Heating

May 15, 2017

What you need to know about heating a CNG/LNG Repair Facility with Gas-Fired Radiant Infrared Tube Heaters

Upgrading to a Radiant Infrared Heating System can give you a code-compliant solution that will save you on your monthly heating fuel bills.  This will in turn help the bottom line increasing your profits or lowering operating costs in the case of government operated facilities. Working with the Manufacture, local Manufactures Representative and Engineer can help you design the ideal Radiant Infrared Heating solution.

The first items you need to know are that there is a list of potentially applicable codes that need to be looked at for facilities where Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is dispensed indoors.  An initial list includes but not limited to; International (or State) Building Code, International (or State) Fire Code, International (or State) Mechanical Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30A Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages, NFPA 88A Standard for Parking Structures, and NFPA 70 National Electrical Code.

When you are upgrading your heating system to a Radiant Infrared Heating System for Major or Minor Repair CNG facilities there are a few key items that need to be known.  There are additional items for Electrical, Ventilation Continuous, Ventilation Emergency, Gas Detection, Generator, and Architectural requirements that will need to be addressed that are not discussed here.

1: There are no open flames, meaning that the combustion and exhaust air must be isolated from the indoors. You will need a fresh air inlet and exhaust outside.

2: All surfaces of the heater must not exceed 750 degrees Fahrenheit (Approximately 399 Degrees Celsius)

3: Must be C.S.A. Certified and incompliance to NFPA 30A 7.6.6

It is important to contact your local government department in charge of building codes to determine if there are additional items that need to be addressed.  Your local Manufactures Representative will be able to help guide you through this process.

Engineered Design Systems to meet your needs:

Reflect-O-Ray Single stage NFPA 30A 7.6.6 compliant Gas-Fired Radaint Heaters

Reflect-O-Ray Dual Stage NFPA 30A 7.6.6 compliant Gas-Fired Radaint Heaters