Site managers often mistakenly choose inadequate equipment which may take a lot of power, damage the structure, or result in safety risks. Such choices include infrared heaters, gas-fired heaters and electric heaters.
The proper equipment is needed to facilitate a system called The Effective Drying Triangle. This system includes air movement, dehumidification (removal of moisture) and warmth. In this way, water is drawn to the surface to evaporate, heat raises the room temperature and reduces humidity, in turn allowing more moisture to evaporate. Dehumidification extracts water from the air.
Oil-fired heaters are the most effective solution for a successful, safe drying out programme by producing fume-free, clean, dry heat – all from one component. Heating is transferred into the building by a powerful fan within the unit, via flexible ducting. No naked flame, trailing leads or dehumidifier are involved. The structure is protected as the heat rises gradually and evenly.
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A tailored approach uses the most appropriate equipment for each context. This ranges from small heaters to 200kW mobile heaters, 500kW static heaters and perforated ducting for even air distribution.