ATEX zones to heat – no sweat!
22 September 2015
Providing warmth in ATEX zones can be a vexing problem. Heaters that are ATEX approved, such as fan assisted heaters and convector heaters work by warming the air. Even gas catalytic heaters work by warming the air. The problem is that in many ATEX environments, warmed air will simply dissipate, leaving operatives literally out in the cold.
The solution is EHSAFE, the world’s first and only shortwave radiant infrared heater, available from UK infrared heating specialist, SunSwitch Ltd.
Shortwave infrared doesn’t heat the air directly – it works instantly, passing through the air to create a warm zone in front of the heater. The warm zone is not affected by air movement. This heating principle works - even in low air temperatures – making EHSAFE ideal for spot heating cold, damp and draughty workplaces.
Made in Europe, EHSAFE heaters are certified for use in ATEX zones 1 and 2 and are designed to deliver usable warmth where potentially explosive gases may be present.
EHSAFE has a substantial aluminium enclosure with rear heatsink, and a high emissivity ROBAX glass front. The enclosure is sealed to IP66, and so is dust tight and impervious to strong direct water jets. It’s supplied with a robust wall mounting tilt and swivel bracket, but four suspension points are also included so the heater can be suspended from chains, if required.
EHSAFE has a 2kW output which is sufficient to warm an area of around 20m². A lower surface temperature 1.5kW version is available to order at no extra charge.
Compared with other ATEX compliant heaters, EHSAFE provides a very high heat output coupled with a very low purchase price and running costs. Thyristor controllers and soft-starts are available.
For more information please contact SunSwitch Ltd on 01424 883344 or visit www.sunswitch.net
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