High ceilings. Large doors. Lots of people, in and out of the building, all day – every day.
A manufacturing facility isn’t just a challenge to minimize heat loss. It’s a challenge to keep any heat in the building and avoid heating the whole town!
Clearly, blowing hot air isn’t the answer. An electric radiant heating system heats objects and people rather than air, minimizing the inevitable heat loss.
Our electric radiant heating systems not only keep you, your employees and guests warm and comfortable, but save energy too! These savings go right to your bottom line, making you warm and comfortable there too!
Here are just a few of our successful manufacturing facility projects around the world:
Manufacturing Facility – Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Challenges: The owner was adding an addition basically doubling the size of the plant. The goal was to avoid excess demand charges by the power utility.
Results: Lower capital costs, lower installation costs, lower operating costs, no maintenance or replacement costs.
Tissue Plant – Moncton, New Brunswick Canada
Results: 2×4 electric radiant heating panels were installed by the glass in a standard suspended ceiling system. The radiant panels warm the glass thereby reducing the chill effect normally experienced by anyone sitting there. People sitting on that side of the room were appreciably more comfortable. Maximizing the floor space was also a bonus. As a note, we don’t take any responsibility for “heated” boardroom discussions.
Electrical Manufacturer – Slovenia
Challenges: Although the engineers were familiar with the advantages of radiant heat, using an electrical version along with storing the heat was new to them. The engineers and owners were concerned with electricity supply during peak periods.
Results: By using the ETS panels and SmartRooms control systems, the system was charged during low demand periods, mainly evening and weekends thus assuring they had heat when they needed it plus having all the electricity they need for normal manufacturing operations.
Manufacturing Facility – Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada
Results: The under slab radiant heating panels coupled with the SmartRooms control system were programmed to energize at night and on weekends thus avoiding any extra demand charges. By storing heat under the building, the heat is available 24/7 although it is only energized during certain hours. Quebec does not have off-peak electric rates however, avoiding demand charges saved the owner operating costs, there is no maintenance involved and the heat it provides is significantly more even and comfortable compared to a standard HVAC system. In addition, unlike a radiant tubing system, there is no danger of leaks should new equipment be bolted into the floor.
278,000 Square Foot Tissue Plant – Chester, PA
Results: The operating costs were substantially lower than a comparable standard gas HVAC system. This was based on usage the company had from its other facilities. The actual kwh used over the 3 year monitored period was 64,200 kilowatts that included a year with record breaking low temperatures. The normal winter usage is in the range of 11,000 to 13,000 kilowatts.