THE INSTALLATION PROCESS
- Proper design
- Gas supply and pressure
- Mounting heights
- Clearance to combustibles
- Burner box location
- Chemicals or vapors in the space
- High moisture/harsh environment
- Venting lengths and locations
- Reflector angle
- Necessary guarding
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INSTALLER AND USERS
Infrared heaters must be installed by a qualified person or agency per applicable codes and the manufacturer’s Installation, Operation and Service manuals.
THE QUALIFIED INSTALLER SHALL:
- Install the heater in accordance with the published minimum clearances to combustibles and other heater specifications.
- Provide access for servicing.
- Give a copy of the manufacturer’s Installation, Operation and Service manual to the owner.
- Ensure there is adequate air circulation around the heater.
- Ensure the heater is placed in an approved application.
- Ensure that building materials with a low heat tolerance are protected to prevent degradation.
- “…in locations used for storage of combustible materials, signs shall be posted to specify the maximum permissible stacking height to the combustibles.”
- This is quoted from the National Fuel Gas Code (ANSI Z223.1), and the Standard for Gas-Fired Low-Intensity Infrared Heaters (ANSI Z83.20).
- ANSI Z83.20 further states “…and such signs must either be posted adjacent to the heat thermostat or in the absence of such thermostat in a conspicuous location.”
Certain applications may require additional design and installation considerations.
Contact the factory or your local representative for assistance when applying infrared heaters in applications such as:
- High altitude sites
- Residential applications
- Areas with non-standard gas
- CNG bus stations/service garages
- Agricultural applications
- Outdoor patios
DO YOUR PART!
Gas-fired infrared heating appliances are a great method to efficiently heat many applications when properly applied and maintained. By actively following the tips listed here, infrared heaters can potentially increase a building’s overall efficiency ratio, reduce the output of greenhouse gases, and increase comfort levels in the building. Do your part and own an energy efficient building!
Common Installation Practices & Guidelines