Incorporating electric radiant heating into laboratory design
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When working with sensitive ma- terials in a laboratory, the last hing researchers want to worry
about is airborne contaminants. It’s vital
that samples are not contaminated during
testing, which is what makes laboratory
design so important. A lab’s layout, type
of flooring, and heating, ventilation and
air conditioning (HVAC) system all play
a role in ensuring that nothing negatively
impacts the items being tested.
When evaluating or selecting a heating
system, electric floor heating is ideally
suited to the lab environment as it pro-
vides heat without disturbing the air,
Depending on the types of experiments
being conducted, these allergens can
be problematic in terms of contamina-
tion. Plus, depending on where the heat
vents are located, a forced-air system
may not be able to heat the room evenly.
Furthermore, these systems typically
cause the temperature of the room to
fluctuate by one to two degrees, making
it nearly impossible to maintain a consistent temperature. In-floor heating, on
the other hand, inherently provides even
heat with minimal temperature fluctuation. This is what makes in-floor heating
such a viable heating option.
When deciding whether electric floor
heating is the right solution for a laboratory facility, there are several other
factors to consider.
NEW CONSTRUCTION VS. RENOVATION
Electric heating cable can be installed using a special membrane, which can be waterproofed with accessories if needed. All images: Warmly Yours Radiant Heating