Ceramic Infrared Heaters

Summary: Ceramic infrared heaters are products of ceramics and infrared technology combined. With the high heating efficiency of ceramics and the trusted output of infrared light, consumers from all over are making a go for this reliable innovation in infrared technology. And what makes it much better is that ceramic infrared heaters are inexpensive, low maintenance, and environment-friendly.

What are Ceramic Infrared Heaters

 

As the name suggests, ceramic infrared heaters are made out of non-metallic, heat-resilient, and noncorrosive solids called ceramics. Ceramics are known to have higher radiant efficiency than any other heating mediums. Ceramic infrared heaters are normally operated for outdoor heating, saunas and even in industrial plants that need low heating systems. It uses the invisible light of infrared technology to provide heat. In industrial procedures, they are used in paint drying, thermoforming, and printing. They are very durable and effective heating mechanisms that give off wide-range infrared emission.

This kind of heater comes in various colors, with change-color techniques to indicate the status of the heating process. They also have different styles that are designed for different heating requirements; the trough elements, flat elements, hollow elements, and the ceramic bulbs.

Ceramic infrared technology functions in a 300°C to 700°C temperature, radiating heat through a Nichrome (NiCr) wire in a wavelength of 3-6 microns. This specific range of wavelength is where infrared heat is most absorbed by plastics and other materials. This characteristic of a ceramic infrared heater makes it the most effective infrared heater in the market today.

Ceramic infrared heaters are usually being compared to infrared carbon fiber heaters. Although they serve quite the same function, they have significant differences too. One notable difference is their temperature behavior. Ceramic infrared heaters have wider pulse waves that allow short heating time while infrared carbon fiber heaters have a more stable, even movement in temperature. Moreover, production for ceramic heaters is rather easier as compared to fiber heaters; that’s why the former is also cheaper than the latter. Another thing about ceramic heaters is that they have a high surface temperature of 380 degrees Fahrenheit, that’s why it’s quite hot for anyone who gets near the device.

Although ceramic infrared heaters reach up to only 68% infrared conversion rate, they are still very saleable in the market because they are inexpensive, can be easily maintained, and do not emit polluting elements.

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