THERMAL ANALYSIS OF AN INSTALLED GAS FIRED RADIANT HEATER.
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A thermal analysis was performed on a gas-fired, radiant heating system suspended horizontally from a ceiling. The system consisted of a long metal tube, a reflector assembly, two gas-fired burners, and an exhauster. The first 3 m section of tubing near the burners was made of steel, while the remaining length was made of aluminum. Hot combustion gases flowed through the tube so that the tube wall radiated infrared energy to the enclosure. The thermal analysis used experimental data measured in a series of transient and steady-state experiments. This analysis provided significant insight into the actual operation of a gas-fired radiant heater.
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Trewin, R., Pate, M. B., & Nelson, R. M.