Radiant heating systems from DSE provide exceptional levels of comfort for personnel in manufacturing premises.
Radiant tube heating systems are one of the most economical and effective heating solutions in manufacturing environments, providing a powerful heat source for applications from factories to warehouses – in fact, wherever large-scale space heating is required.
Fuelled by natural gas or LPG, radiant heaters maintain constant internal comfort temperatures while saving between 35% and 60% on annual heating energy costs, especially in installations where radiant heating replaces an old high temperature hot water and boiler system. Even in new buildings, high energy efficient radiant heating can offer at least 30% savings over other types of heating system.
The cost of heating is one of the biggest operational overheads for most manufacturing operations. High energy consumption rates are compounded where buildings have poor insulation, or where loading bay or roller shutter doors are constantly opening and closing.
When doors are opened, cold air floods in and warm air escapes, significantly lowering the internal temperature and creating discomfort for personnel. Whereas other types of heating take up to an hour to establish comfort temperatures, radiant heating creates a warm atmosphere almost immediately. In situations where doors are predominantly open and high air change rates are present, radiant heat can significantly improve energy consumption rates.
Warm Air Heating Units
In the UK, one of the most popular types of industrial heating, commonly found, consists of warm air heating units.
Warm air heating systems can be used for factories, warehouses or other industrial buildings and use either oil or gas for their source of power. They are considered to be an excellent solution when it comes to heating a large open space and are the most cost-effective means of doing so.
Floor Standing Heating Warm Air Heating Units
As the name implies, free standing heating units, are individual units that generate heat where it is needed, as opposed to a centralised system. Free standing heating units can use different types of fuel, such as gas or oil. One advantage to these types of units is that they can be purchased in different styles that will heat via a free-blowing or ducted application.
The heat is easily modulated and will allow considerable savings when it comes to heating bills.
The industrial units are exceptionally sturdy and can be obtained in weatherproof models, as well. The temperature is maintained and controlled through the use of a thermostat that can be set at the desired room temperature. The forced heat, that is generated, will travel through ducts that deliver the warm air to individual room vents, installed either on the ceiling or the floor.
Suspended Warm Air Heating Systems
Suspended heating units offer convenient installation and placement since they can be positioned inside a building, suspended from a warehouse or factory roof, as an example. In addition, they can be run by either natural gas or oil.
The units can also be installed on an inside roof. Another advantage of suspended heating units is that the use of a horizontal flue will eliminate the need for roof penetration. This also allows for the maximum use of the production floor space. Highly effective units can now be purchased in modern, compact designs than can easily be maintained. All of these benefits amount to efficiency and cost-effectiveness for businesses.
How does radiant heat work?
Radiant heat mimics the effect of the sun, producing infra-red rays that warm only what they touch. It does not heat the air between the heat source and the objects and people at ground level, so no energy is wasted in heating the volume of air in the building. Personnel feel pleasantly warm, even though the air around them is not being directly heated.
Heat-up and heat recovery times are extremely quick, saving fuel and making radiant heating ideally suited to modern flexible working arrangements and unexpected cold days.
For additional precision, the heaters can be zoned to cover areas where occupancy rates differ. For example, if one area is used only intermittently, the heater can be switched off during downtime.
Radiant heaters operate at high thermal efficiency ratings which, coupled with the fact that the units operate at the point of use, with close time and temperature control, eliminate system losses associated with other heating systems.
An additional benefit is that radiant heat eliminates condensation build-up. Some of the radiant heat will be absorbed by the floor and other surfaces, warming them to the extent that condensation will not form if they come into contact with cold air. This is especially important as damp floors and wet machinery or product can reduce efficiency and cause delays.
Radiant heaters may be roof or wall-mounted, freeing up valuable floor space. High level mounting means the heaters are well out of the way of any hazards or situations in which they may sustain damage. The heaters are also directional, ensuring that heat is emitted to exactly the points at which they are needed. This means no fuel is wasted heating of areas of the building that do not need heating, and ‘cold spots’ caused by incorrect siting of heaters do not occur.
With a proven track record in energy saving and effectiveness in maintaining comfort temperatures, radiant heating is the ideal solution in manufacturing environments.
Commercial Heating Installation & Servicing
When it comes to commercial heating utilities, things can quickly become prohibitively expensive. This is a critical situation, since businesses rely on an adequate ROI in order to survive. This is the primary reason why finding a good deal for commercial heating installation is one of the first considerations of any new (or existing) company. Besides offering excellent deals for commercial underfloor heating and other types of commercial heating systems, at DSE we back the quality of our work with our excellent warranty. We do this because we pride ourselves on the superior quality of our installations as well as only using the best parts that are designed to provide problem-free service over an extended period of time.
Types of Heating Systems Available
Our engineers are known for their proficiency and expertise in many different types of commercial heating installation, maintenance and servicing that includes:
- Gas, oil and LPG boilers
- Commercial Wood Burners
- Biofuel Heaters
- Biomass Boilers
- Biomass Heating
- Wood Pellets Boilers
- Eco-friendly Heating equipment
If you are unsure as to the best heating options for your organisation, our consultants will be able to look over the details of your property. Once we have given careful consideration to the specifics of your business setup we can then discuss what heating strategy will work best for you. We will also take a close look at any financial limitations so that you’ll get the most efficient type of heating that will meet your budget.
Burner Installation and Service
Whether you’re in the restaurant business or any other industry that uses commercial burners, our installation and service teams have extensive experience that is designed to get the job completed correctly the first time.
Our engineers are experts when it comes to all type of burners, which include:
- Gas Burners
- Oil Burners
- Dual Fuel Burners
- Low Voltage Burners
We are also experienced with industry standard burner components such as; Lamtec, Kromschroder, Siemens and Dungs.
Commercial Heating Service and Maintenance
One of the things that can instantly shut a business down and, as such, become a costly exercise in frustration is an unexpected heating problem. This is why, at DSE, we offer affordable service and maintenance contracts that can eliminate sudden expenses that you may not be prepared for. This will take care of two important items; immediate service when an unexpected heating system problem arises and the prevention of a future issue by regular system maintenance. Please feel free to contact us and we’ll go over your business heating system installation, maintenance and service options. When it comes to commercial heating, we provide the expert service that you need at affordable prices!