Fired heaters are highly cost-efficient, making them an excellent option for your heating needs. Fired heaters consist of an insulated closure that uses fuel combustion to heat commercial buildings, but not every fired heater is built with equal heating capabilities or safety parameters. That's why you'll want to consider these differences between direct and indirect fired heaters when you're choosing a heating solution.
Direct fired heaters are the most efficient and cost-effective type of fired heater, but they come with potential safety concerns. Direct fired heaters are powered by natural gas or propane and create an open flame that heats your industrial or commercial space. They require a tricky balancing of air-to-fuel ratio and feed their gas straight through a burner with the combustion power of oxygen. Direct fired heaters emit warmth parallel to the airflow of a space.
Direct fired heaters come with the following advantages:
Unlike direct fired heaters, indirect fired heaters fire their burner into a heat exchange that allows the byproducts from combustion to remain in the exchanger and get exhausted through the flue. More complex indirect fired heaters may also be outfitted with energy recovery and cooling functions. Indirect fired heaters come with the following advantages:
At The Cat® Rental Store, we have the direct and indirect fired heaters you need to meet the specific demands of your facility or job site. Our dealers carry OEM products from more than 70 top brands, and every single piece of equipment we rent meets our high standards of reliability and durability. To learn more about our fired heaters, browse our selection and get a free quote online or at 1-800-RENT-CAT.Find The Cat Rental Store Near You