Infrared Heat Applications by Industry
Aircraft Hangar Heaters
Heat large, hard-to-heat areas
Gas-fired infrared heaters heat efficiently and economically because they heat exactly what needs to be warm: people, floors, walls and other surfaces, instead of the air.
Gas-fired infrared is perfectly suited to heating an aircraft hangar, heat buildings, with large volumes of air or high rates of air movement, where convection (or air heating) methods are grossly ineffective because they must first heat all the air, which rises, before everything else.
A well-designed gas-fired infrared heating system is much more fuel-efficient since it heats objects and people directly.
High-BTU tube heaters and/or high-intensity infrared models are designed for high-mount locations like aircraft hangars. Two-stage infrared heaters are ideal because they recover heat lost through large doors but cycle less frequently during normal operation.
Hangar Door Installation
Most of the heat should be concentrated near the main door through burner boxes or additional heaters. NOTE: ANSI/NFPA 409 calls for the heater to be installed at least 10 feet above the highest wing surface of any aircraft stored inside.
Detroit Radiant Products is pleased to offer a full line of low-intensity infrared heaters specifically designed for the aircraft industry. Hangar products are sold and supported through separate and specifically trained product distributors.