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Detroit Radiant Products Company - Re-Verber-Ray

Infrared Radiant Heaters

We offer an exclusive line of infrared radiant heaters available in either natural gas or LP gas, single stage, two stage or vacuum assisted operation. Re-Verber-Ray® infrared heating products are efficient, cost effective and satisfy the heating requirements for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications.
High Intensity
The DR Series is commonly used in areas with high air infiltration, high ceilings, and/or spot heating applications.
Infrared Tube Heaters
Choose from our line of commercial and industrial, vacuum, residential, harsh environment, or low clearance models.
Outdoor Patio
Available in gas or electric, high or low intensity heat output, each unit easily mounts out of the way and without the hassle of refilling costly propane tanks – making them the smart choice for your outdoor space.
Negative Pressure
Vacuum Systems
An infrared vacuum heating systems is engineered specifically for the design parameters of the building it is required to heat. More commonly found in larger commercial and industrial applications, these systems offer potential operating benefits that are not easily obtainable with traditional infrared tube heaters.

Common Applications

The principal use of gas-fired infrared heaters is to efficiently heat commercial and industrial buildings or to spot heat the people within them. Heating an overall area with gas infrared heaters is particularly suited for buildings with large air volumes or high rates of air movement, where convection (air heating) methods are grossly ineffective. Infrared heats people, floors, walls, and other surfaces directly without heating the air first. The result is an instant warming effect, similar to the effect felt when the sun emerges from the clouds on a chilly day.

When infrared heating is used in an enclosed building, objects in the space absorb the emitted infrared energy. Once absorbed, the energy is converted into heat which in turn warms the surrounding air. With convection space heating, the air must first be heated and then circulated in order to warm objects and people in the space. In buildings such as factories, foundries, aircraft hangars and warehouses, the difficulties in convection heating become readily apparent. By contrast, a well designed system using gas fired infrared heaters creates a high degree of fuel utilization efficiency since it heats objects and people directly. Heating the total mass of air volume in the space is not necessary.

In buildings such as aircraft hangars, the difficulties in convection heating become readily apparent. By contrast, a well designed system using gas fired infrared heaters creates a high degree of fuel utilization efficiency since it heats objects and people directly. Heating the total mass of air volume in the space is not necessary.
Aircraft Hangars

Most auto service garages and vehicle maintenance facilities have a large percentage of open door area in relationship to overall square footage. Cold vehicles being brought into the space make infrared heaters ideal for heating this space economically.
Vehicle Maintenance

Whether you are looking to extend your outdoor season, have a designated smoking area, or make additional room for peak crowds, Detroit Radiant Products Company’s broad offering can offer a solution that will fit your outdoor heating needs.
Fire Station Apparatus

Every infrared heater installation is unique and presents its own obstacles. Whether your challenges are functional or structural, our experienced staff of representatives will apply their expertise to your specific situation, and that makes all the difference. Re-Verber-Ray® infrared heaters and heating products are efficiently and inexpensively providing the heating requirements for a wide variety of facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do infrared heaters heat the air?
Yes, infrared heaters first heat objects such as the floor, machinery, people, etc.  Through various methods of heat transfer (radiation, re-radiation, conduction and convection) the air is heated secondarily as it passes over the warm concrete. Therefore, the heaters can be controlled by air temperature sensing thermostats.  This method of heating is very effective in hard to heat areas such as high ceiling or high air exchange areas (such as aircraft hangars).


How do you size an application?
Infrared heaters must be applied more carefully than traditional unit heaters.  First, a building heat loss must be completed.  After the amount of heat needed is determined the layout phase begins.  Infrared heaters are applied in a fashion similar to lighting where the objective is to evenly place heat throughout your building.  Minimum mounting heights must be observed and burners should be placed in areas of greater heat loss.  Please contact Thermal Management Company for additional design assistance.

All infrared heaters are CSA Design Certified and are a safe and effective means of heating.  However, like any heating appliance caution must be exercised in certain applications.  Unless otherwise specified, infra-red heaters are not approved for residential applications.  Furthermore, infrared heaters are not explosion proof and may not be placed in Class 1, 2 or 3 environments.  Finally, careful attention must be paid to the “Clearance to Combustible” distances as published for the heater as this will ensure that proper safety distances have been met.  Questions concerning specific jobsite concerns should be directed to your local Fire Marshall or Insurance Carrier.

What extra items are needed for installation?
Depending on your particular application, you will want to consider the following accessories for all series of Re-Verber-Ray infrared tube heaters:

  • Venting Kits
  • Hanging Related Accessories
  • Safety Plaques
  • Fresh Air Kits
  • Thermostats
  • Guards or Decorative Grills
How is the heater controlled?
Primarily, the heater is controlled by a line voltage thermostat. Alternatively, you may use a 24-volt thermostat.

We look forward to serving your heating needs.

Working closely with local engineers, contractors and building owners, we offer our experience in selecting and providing equipment for new projects as well as remodeling or upgrading existing ones