The basic concept of heaters is to preserve the temperature at a particular accepted level. Thermal energy is used to maintain the same. This concept is mainly used in HVAC(heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Heaters may be distributed heating systems or even centralized heating systems. Heating systems are used for various applications such as residential buildings, for commercial purposes, for industries, for communities, etc.
With regards to the applications given above, there are few kinds of heater systems,
Gas Boiler Heaters
- Gas Condensing Boiler
- Low Temperature Gas Boiler
Oil Boiler Heaters
- Oil Condensing Boilers
- Low Temperature Oil Boilers
Solar Thermal System Heaters
- Flat-Plate Collectors
- Tube Collectors
Domestic Hot Water Cylinders
- Hot Water Cylinders
- Dual Mode Hot Water Cylinders
- Heating Water Buffer Cylinders
- Freshwater Modules
- Hot Water Cylinders for wall mounted boilers
- Photovoltaics Modules
- Power Storage units
The above are few kinds of units which may be required for heater applications.
We also have Heaters which are of the electric type for many usages. Electric heaters are the most commonly used Heaters. These have a simple technology and easy to also install.
Electric Heaters are also of various types which is as follows:
- Open Coil Electric Heater
- Tubular/Finned Tubular Electric Heaters
- Fresh Air/ Zone Electric Heaters
- Dual Energy Plenum Electric Heaters
Until an application demands for a specific type of heater to be installed depending on them application, an electric heater is by default considered. Electric Heaters are also available in various sizes and kilowatts. These systems are also at times portable and also available s fixed systems.
We have to now understand that heating has many technologies based on which the categories for heaters are divided. Heaters work on different kinds of technology depending on the kind of requirement or application.
Few of the Heating Technologies are as given below:
- Water Heaters
- Biomass Boilers
- Electric Heat Pumps
- Oil Condensing Boilers
- Solar Thermal
- Gas Heat Pumps
- Smart Heating
- Surface Heating and Cooling
- Hot Water Storage
- Combined heat and power
- Gas Condensing Boilers
The above technologies are used for manufacturing heaters with an idea of serving the right purpose for various usages. Heaters are on of the most common and essential requirements for buildings and towers and any other architectural base.
Heaters have to be installed and at times in built in air handling units (AHU’s).
There are also Heaters (mobile type) as follows:
- Oil Heating units
- Oil Heater Fans
- Gas Heater Fans
- Electric heating units
- Electric heater fans
- Electric Space Heaters
- Ceramic Fan Heaters
- Infrared Heating Panels
Some of the major applications for Heaters are;
Homes, Offices, Gyms and Spas, Paper and Pulp industries, Community halls and exhibition centers, Oil and Gas companies.
Heaters are also used in food service industries as maintaining temperature levels for food storage and processing is very critical and essential. Bakeries need heaters.
There are also some industrial usages for heaters such as the process heating requirements, Machinery industries, Railways need heaters, Energy companies, Automobile companies, etc,
These are just few listed applications for heaters. We may come across many more in a day to day life.