Kennards Hire has introduced a powerful, new infra red heater to provide warmth for workers in factories, workshops and other industrial areas. The portable heater on the infrared heaters is also suitable for drying paint and adhesives and for asphalt and concrete preparation. Being diesel powered, these infrared heaters do not have the smell associated with heaters which run off kerosene. The heaters have a heat output of 111,000 BTU/h (32kW) and their large radiation discs enables them to distribute heat to people and objects further and wider away than might be expected from a heater of such compact size.
The heating discs on the infrared heaters can be tilted up to 20 degrees to direct warmth more effectively to where it is needed. The units can project 150C to a distance of one metre, 50C to two metres and 25C to three metres, and offer a choice of high or low output controls. A 58 litre tank allows the infrared heaters to operate continuously for 20 hours on the low output setting and 15 hours when set for high output. A built-in thermostat maintains the surrounding temperature.
Safety features of the infrared heaters include an automatic shutdown system if the body reaches an above-normal temperature or the unit is knocked over, receives a strong impact or the flame becomes low or goes out. The new infrared heaters are among a range of portable heaters, including electric and LPG models, available for hire from Kennards, which has more than 100 outlets across Australia.