Radiant heat


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Radiant heat

The heat transmitted to a body by electromagnetic waves, as distinct from heat transferred by thermal conduction or convection. In green building, radiant heat is generally defined as heat radiating from a floor or wall and being transferred from a hot source within the wall or floor, usually circulated water. Produces a uniform heat within the room. Zoning the heat is a method of concentrating heat only on areas that need it.
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The low-ceilinged oven is unique in the baking world: It cooks food with convection, conduction, and radiant heat, all at the same time.
Surface roughness of the abrasive surfaces of the specimens was significantly higher compared to baseline surfaces in all experimental groups (p < 0.05), except for radiant heat group of IM which did not present significant difference (p > 0.05).
The standard states that if a material is capable of limiting this heat flux to less than 15Kw per sqm when measured at a distance of one metre for the stipulated period of fire resistance, then the material is classified as a radiant heat control (EW) product.
Ramirez contracted Miami, Florida-based product management services leader Innovation Direct[TM] to represent the Radiant Heat to potential licensees for a 2 year period.
In the extended sleep group, the length of time before participants removed their finger from a radiant heat source increased by 25 percent, reflecting a reduction in pain sensitivity.
This type of radiant heat is most commonly used to retrofit a single room--especially a bathroom or kitchen--in an older house or building.
Once touted as the future of green home heating, whole-house radiant heat is now largely considered a luxury item or upgrade.
Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., has introduced Enviro Coat Reflective 1545, one of the industry's first commercially produced architectural coatings designed to reflect the sun's radiant heat, according to the company.
Huttmann recently installed a radiant heat system under a 512-foot by 1,100-foot cold storage facility in Kansas City, MO.
In addition, the ThermiPaq and ThermiBeads pads provide radiant heat without using electric heating pads.
Five carbon fiber warming panels distribute radiant heat in a fill size blanket or 2/3 sized blanket.
An optional radiant heat plate that operates on 12, 16.5, or 24 volts cycles to sustain a uniform temperature.