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What is infrared heat and how do infrared heaters work?

by Pratik Mehta Arihant Heaters

What is infrared heat?

Infrared is a type of radiated heat, which is the most basic form of heat we know. It is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It's completely natural, and it's the same type of heat that humans produce and absorb on a daily basis. Infrared heat at work is similar to the warmth of the sun on our skin, the calming glow of an open fire, and the warm feeling we get when we sit near to other people.

The movement of heat from hot to cold regions is a fundamental principle of heat transfer. When we are colder than our surroundings, we absorb infrared heat, and when we are warmer than our surroundings, we release infrared heat. That's why infrared is utilized in baby incubation units to provide that same amount of soothing, natural warmth. It's also why cops utilize infrared thermal imaging to track down fleeing criminals, as their bodies emit infrared heat that makes them simple to spot. Rather from simply heating the air, infrared radiation warms the objects and people in its path. Infrared heating is therefore far more efficient than convection heating, which is employed in traditional radiators and oil or gas central heating systems. Convected heat warms only the air in the room, which circulates wildly and leaves the fabric chilly.

Direct radiated heat warms everything it comes into contact with, providing a long-lasting, comforting heat while using less energy.

Principles of operation behind the scenes of Infrared Heaters

Electromagnetic waves are waves that are made up of two perpendicularly oscillating waves. An oscillating electric field is one of the waves, while an oscillating magnetic field is the other.

The wavelength and frequency of electromagnetic waves can be used to describe them. In a wave cycle, the wavelength is the distance between two adjacent crests. In the electromagnetic spectrum, wavelengths are commonly measured in nanometers or angstroms. The number of wave cycles per second is known as frequency, and it is commonly given in Hertz (Hz). These characteristics are used to classify electromagnetic waves.

The relationship between wavelength and frequency is inverse. In addition, a wave's energy is proportional to its frequency but inversely proportional to its wavelength. Higher-frequency, shorter-wavelength waves carry more energy and are more transmissive. Lesser frequency and longer wavelength waves have lower energy.

Electromagnetic waves, unlike mechanical waves, do not require a medium to propagate. Unlike sound waves (mechanical waves) that travel through the air, they do not require the presence of surrounding molecules to travel. They have the ability to pass through air, objects, and even voids. This is why, even though the sun is hundreds of miles distant from the planet, we can feel its warmth as well as the chilly air around us when we are in its presence. This principle is also used in the operation of infrared heaters, which are similar to the sun in appearance.

An efficient Infrared heater can help you do the job and yet not go big on your pocket. 

At Arihant Electricals, we have been manufacturing some of the best infrared heaters for industrial purposes. Arihant Electricals is a big name in the Heaters & Thermocouple market that has been present since 1990, we are an excellent manufacturer, supplier and exporter that has huge domain experience & expertise. We are one of the leading Infrared Heaters manufactures in Mumbai with a vast experience in infrared heaters. 


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About Pratik Mehta Innovator   Arihant Heaters

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