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Infrapower - the heating revolution of the 21st century

PROOFED HEATING SAVINGS UP TO 50% WITH PATENTED NEW TECHNOLOGY.

INFRAPOWER HAS THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE EFFICIENCY RATES AND HEATS IN THE OPTIMUM IR SPECTRUM

Basics of electric radiant heaters

Infrared radiant panels use the same principle as the sun. It is easy to feel the difference between having the rays hit your body and when they stop (for example when the sun is blocked by a cloud). The rays of the sun do mainly not heat the air but the bodies they hit. The sun is the world’s best heater. The rays used for heating are the infrared rays.

Following this argument, the best radiant panel heater is the one which produces the maximum amount of infrared rays. Only then a panel works efficient and uses the advantages of the sun described. However, as infrared heating became very popular the last years, more and more electric heaters call themselves “infrared heaters”, even they have an output rate of infrared which is below 25% (which means 25% of the input power is transferred into IR rays and 75% into normal convectional heat or heat/energy loss). There are no national or international regulations, above which percentage a heater can be called “infrared heater”, but from our understanding the limit should be at least above 50%.

INFRAPOWER panels have an efficiency ratio with is above 81% (in theory the highest possible ratio is a bit higher than 84% (check Wikipedia). INFRAPOWER is the leading manufacturer of infrared panels and guarantees with its unique techniques and highest grade of materials used this outstanding performance.

 

 

Optimum IR spectrum

As mentioned above, it is very important toptimumirspectrumhat a radiant panel produces IR rays at a certain high efficiency rate. However, it is of same importance that most of the rays are in a certain infrared spectrum. INFRAPOWER has developed with Japanese and Austrian technicians a special formula for its heating element and a unique reflector technique that 99% of the produced infrared rays are in the optimum IR spectrum.

Here some more background information

Infrared is electromagnetic energy. It is part of the electromagnetic spectrum which is comprised of radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, and gamma rays. In the electromagnetic spectrum, infrared falls in between microwaves and visible light waves. Its wavelengths are shorter than microwaves but longer than those of visible light.

 

The prefix infra derives from the Latin word which means below. Thus, infrared means below red, indicating its position in the electromagnetic spectrum. Red is the color of visible light. Infrared is invisible to the human eye.

Also the sun produces many different type of rays (from Microwaves to Visible Light and X-Rays, see graph above). Only rays which fall in a certain spectrum (0.75 to 15 microns) do the heating. These rays are called Infrared Rays (A) Near-, (B) Medium- and (C) Far IR Rays. The best and most efficient spectrum for heating is the C Spectrum (Far IR rays, 6 to 10 microns).

Therefore, it is important that an infrared panel heater produces most of its IR rays in this optimum spectrum. INFRAPOWER panels produce 99,82% of its output in the C-range and more than 90% of it in the optimum spectrum of it (6 to 10 microns, see test report from Seibersdorf Laboratories, Austria).

INFRAPOWER reaches this optimum spectrum with a patented formula of a very high grade Carbon Nickel mixture (developed by Austrian technicians) and a Nano Silver conductor (developed by Japanese technicians). All coated by dielectric layer and 100% PE protection. A unique reflector technology emits all IR to one side (no loss to backside, backside gets hot but no IR rays to backside).

Simple Test: Hold hand 2cm behind the panel and you will not feel heat. No IR rays are emitted to the backside through INFRAPOWERs unique reflector technology (optical mirror layer applied).

TEST House for Laser, LED & Lamp Safety, Gutachten Nr. LE-G-0035-1/11

TEST House for Laser, LED & Lamp Safety, Gutachten Nr. LE-G-0035-1/11

 

Another important factor for reaching the optimum IR spectrum is that the heater panel performs at a certain temperature range. The less input power (W) used to achieve this certain surface temperature the better the panel (e.g.: a panel of same size with same surface temperature which use less power is better than a panel which needs more power to achieve the same surface temperature). INFRAPOWER panels are exactly in the mentioned temperature range.

Furthermore, it is essential that the heat distribution on the surface is equal. Only an equal heat distribution (surface temperature) guarantees that the total input power (W) is used for working at best performance. Below please see the test results of INFRAPOWER.

Converting infrared radiant energy into an image that the human eye can see and understand is the process called thermal imaging. This is achieved with the use of an infrared camera that accurately measures the temperature and translates it into color. Infrared imaging shows the heat distribution of certain bodies. The image below shows the outstanding heat distribution of INFRAPOWER radiant panels (Tested with IR thermal camera).

Equal heat distribution on panel

Equal heat distribution on panel

 
% distribution of the emitted radiation in the spectral range
IR-A IR-B IR-C
(0.78 ≤ ≤ 1.4 μm) (1.4 ≤ ≤ 3 μm) ( > 3 μm)
0 % 0.18 %

99.82 %

 

INFRAPOWER has the leading technology of far infrared panel heaters. Highest efficiency rates and lowest possible energy consumption is guaranteed. What all panels have in common is the unique CARBON GRAPHITE POLYIMIDE panel integrated, which performs better than all common used electric conductors.

Our new developed electric conductor, which is more durable than steel, generates the highest possible efficiency rate (about 93 %). Pressed in epoxy resin INFRAPOWER panels can reach very high surface temperatures, which give additional improvement in efficiency and therefore saving energy.

Different from existing panel heat generators which simply use carbon, INFRAPOWER panels use a new concept for its heat generator, because of its outstanding safety and durability and especially because of the high efficiency it generates. Until now, due to the difficult processing and application technology,it is produced only by few companies. INFRAPOWER improved the existing technology and we are able to offer our new technology at very competitive prices. High efficieny combined with our connection system and patented refelctor technology (100 % of produced infrared rays go to the front side) make it possible, that only a very small percentage of convectional heat (only about 7 %) is produced, which means that all advantages of infrared heating can be consumed and energy efficient heating is guaranteed.

Each panel is equipped with five built-in security sensors to protect the panel from overheating. The
structure of the panel (the panel is both forward and backward protected by aluminum plates) guarantees 100 % PE protection.

 

 

 



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