Radiant heating panels provide an energy saving alternative in commercial buildings.
With savings of up to 30% over traditional heating systems radiant panels can significantly reduce the annual heating costs and the environmental impact of building heating needs.
Founded in the Netherlands in 1950, Frenger’s radiant panels have been used for some decades to heat rooms of any height. The range of application includes such buildings as maintenance halls for ships, aircraft and vehicles, production centres or distribution depots, exhibition halls, fire stations, garages, schools, gymnasiums and sports halls as well as many other applications.
The main advantage of the Frenger ceiling systems is the saving of energy. This is based on the concept of radiant heating: it is possible to lower the air temperature without any loss of comfort. The pipe grids are connected together in groups. The pitch depends on the heat loss or the cooling duty.
The versatility of the panels enables them to be used for both heating and cooling functions.
In case of heating, the ceiling emits long wave radiation, which is comparable to the suns energy. This has the advantage that there is nearly no warm air produced, thus eliminating wasteful stratification. The radiant energy warms both people and surrounding objects, i.e. floors, walls and furniture resulting in an even floor to ceiling temperature without draughts.
In cooling mode the panels act in an absorbent manner, by absorbing heat from people and the surrounding area. In addition, by cooling the air close to the ceiling, this cooler air circulates within the room, thus creating a cooling effect without causing down draughts.
Because of minimum air movement, there is very low air circulation and hence movement of dust. This is an important matter for asthmatics or dusty working environments.
There are no moving parts in the panels and thus they are noiseless and require little or no maintenance.
The finished surface is an integral part of the system and a variety of styles are available.. It is also possible to integrate many different types of lights and diffusers into the ceiling panels.
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