Conduction, Convection and Radiation
Heat can be transferred in many ways:
Conduction - heat transferred by objects that are touching each other.
Convection - heat that is carried from a warmer to a cooler body by an intermediate fluid such as air.
Radiation – heat transferred to all items “seen” by the panel which are at a lower absolute temperature than the panel itself.
Most conventional tube and fin “radiators” are in fact, convectors. They heat a space by warming the air that passes by the heated fins. The air now rises due to bouancy, this is known as free convection. When air is moved past the fins using a fan, it is called forced convection. Both principles are the same, they compensate for perimeter heat loss by circulating warm air within the space.
Radiant panel technology is not new to the HVAC industry. It has been used in Europe for over 100 years most notably in Hospitals, Schools, Laboratories and Institutional applications.
Panels can be supplied in Modular and Linear forms to replace standard 595mm x 595mm ceiling tiles or as a perimeter ceiling mounted heating system. We also provide Security Panels for prisons and secure units and also Cooled Ceiling Systems