Friday, 31 October 2014

What do you kow about Industrial Heating?

There may be a large amount of information regarding your industrial heating that you may be unaware of. This article outlines some of the points that you not have even considered.


Did you know? That you can reduce your energy usage by setting your thermostats to optimum start and finish times. 

Setting your timers to the appropriate temperatures and correct operating hours. If staff enter the workplace and it is cold then they may turn the heating up to full, and this may increase the energy used, to heat the building up, so it may be a good idea to set the temperature to warm up the building before the workers arrive. This could also contribute to the prevention of your pipework freezing in the colder weather.  


Did you know? That heating costs rise by approx. 8% for each 1 degree of overheating?

This is why it is so important to ensure that you and all of you staff are trained on the usage of the heating controls and the temperatures in which they need to be set at. There are a variety of energy saving controls available to assist you with reducing your energy usage.


Did you know? That you can provide spot heating to particular parts of your building, where heat is required, using energy efficient radiant heaters. This allows you to control where the heat in your building is distributed should you have mixed temperature requirements.


Did you know? that you can recirculate your heated air back to ground level, reducing heat loss through the ceiling?

For example if you are attempting heat a church that has extremely high ceilings using warm air heaters, you would need to push the heated air back down towards ground level, to provide the heat where it's needed.


Did you know? that the minimum temperature within the workplace is 16 degrees and for sedentary work this could be increased to 20 degrees, although some working environments, may be exempt from this for example if you work with chilled foods, where appropriate measures such as PPE would be put into place to keep you warm in colder temperatures


Did you know? that the amount of window space in your building can affect the type of heating you need?

This is because that 26% of your buildings heat loss is through the windows. Double or Triple glazing could reduce this, but will not eradicate it completely. That's why before you consider a new heating installation a thorough heat loss calculation, can be carried out to help you to understand the heating requirements for your building.


But did you know? That Heaters Wholesale can provide you with solutions and advice on all of the above situations, to assist with maintaining the efficiency and comfort of your business. We can provide you with a free site survey to determine the most efficient industrial heating solution to suit you.


So whether it’s warm air  for your warehouse heating or radiant heating for your garden centre, our highly qualified gas safe engineers can provide you with an industrial heating installation that's right for you. Contact Heaters Wholesale today for your free site survey.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Heating Your Warehouse This Winter

There are lots of considerations when thinking about your warehouse heating  requirements.
Every year, there are many businesses that use more energy than needed, thereby increasing energy costs. This could be caused by a number of things such as, poor
maintenance, old heating equipment, poor heater design or change of business requirements.
Did you know that heating costs can rise up to 8% for each 1° of overheating?
But what can be done to resolve the issue?
First, an assessment of your current heating system should be performed and the following questions should be asked:
  1. How old is the heater?
  2. Does the heater have a full service history?
  3. Have the requirements of your business changed?
Answers to the above questions could explain why you may be using more energy than needed.
How old is your heater?
If your heater is over a certain age, chances are it could be less efficient. This, combined with higher fuel costs, means higher energy bills. The industrial heating  industry is continually evolving, and higher efficient heaters are now available, with greater fuel and energy saving options.
Does your heater have a full service history?
If you have not kept your maintenance up to date, you could have had some underlying issues that were never detected causing more damage to the heating equipment. Heaters will not operate efficiently unless properly maintained.
Have the requirements of your business changed?
It could be that you have either expanded your business, which means that the current heater is not sufficient to heat the larger space. Or maybe you have partitioned part of the building off and one side doesn’t have a heater, while the other side has an oversized heater.
The environment
The heater’s environment can affect its longevity. For example, if your building is situated near chemical plants, this can have a detrimental effect on your heating equipment.
As stated in the HSE guidelines for temperature in the workplace, the temperature in a warehouse should be no lower than 16 °Celsius or 13 °Celsius if the work is indoors and is of a fast pace.
The best way to assess your need is to have a site survey carried out by a fully qualified gas safe engineer, who can provide you with some information on the most efficient way to heat your premises.
With over 20 years warehouse heating expertise, Heaters Wholesale can provide design, supply and install solutions for your business.
Heaters Wholesale can supply and install a wide range of Industrial heating solutions including radiant heaters. Contact us for your free site survey.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Safety and Comfort in the Workplace

Safety and Comfort in the Workplace

The two things that Heaters Wholesale focus on is the safety and the comfort of all of our valued customers. These are our top priorities.

We only use gas safe registered, and safe contractor approved engineers.

What is the safe contractor register and how does that affect me?

 The safe contractor register is a health and safety assessment scheme which was developed to ensure peace of mind that any contractors or engineers that you are using, are competent in the execution of all health and safety aspects of the construction industry including:

Risk Assessments
First Aid
Asbestos removal

 The gas safety register was created for your safety. It ensures that the engineers are fully qualified in the use of gas appliances, but there are different forms, some are registered to work on domestic appliances only and some for both Industrial and appliances, you should always expect your engineer to carry their gas safe registration card.


How do you know if they are gas safe registered and qualified to work on your industrial heaters?

Heating engineers should always carry their gas safe registration card with them, and they should present this upon arrival. If they don't then before they carry out any work you should ask to see this. You will be looking for 4 different characteristics on this card which are:

1.       The photograph of the engineer as confirmation that they are who they say they are.
2.       The start date and expiry date. If the card is out of date then the engineers is no longer permitted to work on gas appliances and should not carry out any work on your heating equipment.
3.       Their unique licence number.
4.       Gas safe security hologram logo at the bottom of the card to confirm the authenticity.

If all of the above criteria are not met they are not legally permitted to work on any gas appliances.

 Should all of the above be present, you need to check their qualifications to establish that they are qualified to work on your equipment. On the reverse of the card the there is a list of all the relevant qualifications that the individual holds, the start date and the end date of each qualification, ensure that you check these, as they may no longer be valid. The most basic qualification that should be listed on all gas safe cards is pipework, check that this is stated on the card. Engineers that are qualified to work on commercial heating will also be qualified to work on domestic appliance, although each one will be listed separately.

 Remember that if an engineer is qualified to work on domestic appliance this does not automatically

Mean that they can work on industrial heaters.

Our engineers are situated throughout the U.K, fully qualified in the installation of warm air heating and radiant heating equipment. We offer site surveys at no cost to yourself, to identify the most efficient and comfortable way to heat your business. 

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Thermal Comfort for Industrial and Warehouse Heaters

What is Thermal Comfort?


The definition as defined in the British standard BS EN ISO7730  is “That condition of mind that which expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment.”
So what does this mean?

Thermal comfort is based on each person individually, and occurs when a person is too cold or too hot. This can alter his or her psychological state of mind that could possibly effect his or her concentration and mood. Since you can only really define thermal comfort on a scale of number of employees that complain about temperatures, it’s very difficult to ascertain a comfortable working environment. Although this is the case, regulations state that thermal comfort is achieved when at least 80% of your workforce is comfortable at the working temperature.

Thermal comfort is not only measured by air temperature, but also by radiant temperature, air velocity and convection.

Radiant temperature is a form of heat transfer, made up of three components: reflectance, absorbance and emissivity. Reflectance is when an item receives heat, but does not absorb it, then reflects the heat back into the room. Absorbance is when an item absorbs and retains heat. Emissivity is when retained heat is released back into the room at a steady pace. So for example, if you have a large building with a lot of windows that receive a lot of sunlight, the objects in the room will be heated by the sun and release heat throughout the day. Although this may not be enough to heat a building, it is something that can be taken into consideration when analysing thermal comfort. This is the way in which an infrared radiant heater works.

Convection This is another form of heat transfer that occurs when an item or person picks up warmth from an airstream that travels. For example, through a building, much like how a warm air heating system heats a premises.

Air Velocity- This describes the speed of air moving across the worker that may help cool the worker if it is cooler than the environment.  People can be sensitive to air velocity, as the speed of air moves across the worker it can cool the worker down, if it is cooler than the original environment. A worker’s speed can also alter air velocity, as it increases air movement. For example, if air temperature is cooler than a person’s skin temperature, heat loss by convection is increased. Moving air in warm or humid conditions can increase heat loss through convection without any change in air temperature.


How can you regulate thermal comfort in your premises?

There are many ways in which you can regulate the temperature of your building so that your staff is comfortable with the temperature. Easy solutions include allowing workers to remove layers of clothing or opening of windows during the warmer months. During the winter months, you could consider installing energy efficient heating equipment, such as warm air heaters or radiant heating equipment. For example, when considering warehouse heating, the above must be taken into account in order to provide an adequate industrial heating solution that is efficient and assists in creating thermal comfort. With the installation of any warm air or radiant heater, you can install energy efficient controls. This helps to regulate temperature within the building because they can be timed to operate only when required and only at the required temperature set.

To determine the most efficient heating solution for your building, contact an approved contractor who will visit your site, evaluate the conditions and present equipment that suits you best. Heaters Wholesale can provide you with that information with expertise that covers over two decades, you can be sure that we can provide you with an industrial heating solution to suit you.

Friday, 1 August 2014

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That’s why
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Thursday, 3 April 2014

The difference between Infrared Radiant Heating and traditional industrial heating methods

Ever since the onset of the industrial revolution  and the beginning of manufacturing, Factory buildings and warehouses' struggled to retain the heat within the premises. Since the development of the of the most basic heating technology, the industrial heating market has evolved and grown from strength to strength.

The case in point is how popular infrared radiant heating has become throughout the years, compared to the traditional warm air heating. They both hold their own attributes, but, depending on the building, infrared heating can represent the most effective heating solution, for factory and warehouse heating.

Many factory premises were built many years ago and although structurally resilient, there was little concern over heat loss as there  was no major thought into energy savings like there are today.

For example, the high ceilings that you often see in many industrial premises tend to lead  to a process  called stratification. This is where the air in the room arranges itself into layers of temperatures, ascending from cold air at the ground level to warmer air towards the ceiling of the building.

By contrast infrared radiant heaters work like the sun which transmits infrared rays into the room, which is then absorbed by the objects and people within the building. This heat is then slowly released over  time allowing the room to remain at a comfortable temperature throughout the day. This can reduce the likelihood of stratification, meaning less heat loss through the roof and a potential saving on your  energy use.

Will Infrared heating suit my building.

Each property will differ, with many factors that can identify whether radiant heaters are the right choice for you. Look around your property do any of  the below apply?

Do you have high ceilings?
Do you regularly use loading bays with open shutters that increase the escape of the warm air.
Are your energy bills excessive?

If you answered yes to any of the above then you may benefit from the installation of radiant tube heaters, and may benefit from a site survey carried out by a fully qualified installer to assess the most efficient way to heat your premises.

Heaters Wholesale will provide you with a free site survey, to determine which heating solution will suit your business.