The DRI lineup of unique and energy efficient, electric Infrared heaters has been provided by DRI using the highest quality materials available, and assembled in ways to insure maximum heat transfer to you product. In house, in plant, and independent laboratory test have shown that when applying the same wattage under the same conditions, DRI’s Series FS heaters are the most efficient in transferring energy directly to the part.
DRI’s electric infrared heaters are an Environmentally Friendly, responsible choice. Our clean electric heaters do not produce environmentally hazardous by-products, or add any other variables to the process. Greenhouse gasses (produced by some infrared sources) are defined as- water, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and chlorofluorocarbons. Infrared energy is absorbed by these gasses which reduces the energy to your product, so why would you want your IR emitter to produce them.
With recent government “Green” initiatives and mandates to reduce carbon footprints, using or switching to DRI Electric IR instead of petroleum-based fueled heaters is the ideal choice to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and utilize a clean, high efficiency heat source. You can further reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing electric power blocks from clean power technologies. Contact your local utility for more information.
DRI designs and also incorporates other innovative practices to save you energy dollars. Some of these are:
- Controls - By using SCR power controllers, DRI heaters can be precisely controlled to any setting throughout the full 0-100% range. If controlling from the optional thermocouples in the heaters, temperatures can be control and repeated to the exact degree.
- Zoning heaters can be custom zoned to provide the energy where you need it, and to turn down or off where you do not. Heaters can be tuned down or off upon a line stop and can quickly come back up to power.
- Heater adjustment - many DRI drying systems provide heater adjustment mechanisms to direct the infrared energy to the part as needed for increased efficiency.
- Exhaust - With a properly designed electric infrared system, there is little or no exhaust required. The resulting clean ambient heat in the oven chamber can often be reused and redirected into other in plant heating systems, or to supplement facility heating requirements.
In today’s higher priced utility market, we understand your need to maximize production while reducing operational costs. One example of how DRI has helped accomplish this is in the paint/finishing industry. We have customers who have added a DRI IR booster heater in front of their convection cure oven and had incredible results. We have seen customers reduce operating costs up to 50% (and even more in some cases) by being able to increase line speeds by 50-100%, reduced convection oven size by 50% , reduce convection oven operating temperatures, reduce rework, while improving overall quality.
Call or contact DRI today to see how applying innovative technologies like Electric Infrared to your facility can increase you bottom line and make this world a better place.