Infrared Heating

This Application Note describes the technology and applications of infrared heating. The basic principles behind the technology and its important characteristics, such as the effect of emissivity and shape coefficient on the rate of transfer of thermal energy, are described.

Infrared heating is characterized by high energy densities, rapid heating, and relative ease of installation. All these advantages offer the possibility of higher production speeds, more compact installations, and lower investment costs. Thus, in many industrial production processes, infrared heating offers advantages with respect to conventional heating techniques such as convection or hot air ovens.

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