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Gas catalytic infrared heat technology emulates the efficiency of the sun by generating radiant energy
that is converted into heat when absorbed by objects in its path. Once the infra-red energy is

absorbed by the floors, machinery, stock and people, it is then re-radiated to warm the surrounding
This method of heating, as opposed to filling a room with warm air (such as a forced air unit) allows
the source of heat to begin at the floor level and not the ceiling. This makes it the most efficient and
effective method in which to heat under the diverse conditions present in warehouses, storerooms
and even the most immense structures imaginable.
Heraeus – Vulcan manufactures natural gas or propane fired industrial catalytic heaters that emit
infrared heat through a safe, flameless heater technology producing a uniform low intensity heat. This
heat is in the form of medium to long wavelength energy which is readily and evenly absorbed by a
wide range of organic materials.

“Hotter is not Better”
Natural absorbance wavelength for organic substances – water, epoxy, polyester, ABS, acrylic – is 3-4 microns
Maximum energy output from a Heraeus – Vulcan Catalytic Heater matches these absorbance wavelengths
Net result is a diffused “Soft Heat” as opposed to higher temperature heat sources that emit a wavelength that is
shorter, more intense with more convection – inefficient heat source
Quickest method to heat “heat sensitive” materials without burning the coating is to match absorbance with

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