Quartz halogen heaters are instantly effective and ideal for heating intermittently used work stations
The Project – Keeping Staff Warm
Snickers Workwear is one of the world’s largest workwear manufacturers with locations all over the UK. This project was carried out by Chris Beeney and his team at Juice Electrical Services at one of their locations on the South Coast.
The brief behind this project was simple – keep workers warm within a busy distribution centre whilst keeping running costs to a minimum. Here’s how it all unfolded.
Heating Distribution Centres
Distribution centres always tend to be large buildings full of product, racking and a handful of workers at workstations. Space heating distribution centers with large fan heaters is usually impractical and costly as vast sections of the building do not require heating.
The most cost-effective method of keeping staff warm is to spot heat individual workstations with quartz halogen heaters.
Quartz halogen heaters are not effected by air movement making them ideal for draughty industrial buildings with shutter doors
A HN3-15 1.5kW quartz halogen heater
The Solution – Quartz Halogen Heaters
Quartz halogen heaters heat people directly and do not warm surrounding air. This means you can focus the heaters over a workstation and heat a specific worker. As the heaters are instantly effective, there is no warm up time required which keeps running costs to a minimum.
On a standard energy tariff of 15p p/kWh, a 1.5kW quartz halogen heater costs 22p an hour to run!
Chris and team at Juice Electrical Services did an excellent job with the installation. The main area they focused on was the order input station which usually has two workers present. Two 1.5kW quartz halogen heaters were installed over the station and controlled via a 2-gang switch and a dimer.
The switch allows the end user to energise the heaters when a station is occupied thus keeping running costs to a minimum.
The dimmer reduces the output of the heaters which is great for keeping staff comfortable in the warmer months. All in all it’s an economic system designed for easy use in a busy industrial environment.
The combination of the switch and dimer keep running costs to a minimum and provide added comfort for staff
BN Thermic quartz halogen heaters come in different outputs, sizes and with different lamp options
A Successful Project
Well done to Chris and his team at Juice Electrical Services on a successful project and big thanks for sending the images through. This is a perfect example of a spot heating system and the customer has very happy.
Need to heat an industrial building? Call BN Thermic for a quote or design today on 01293 547 361.