Since their introduction in the industrial sector, catalytic heaters are used every day. Catalyzed chemical reactions that break down molecules to create heat give them their name. They can generate heat without the use of flames, making them suitable for hazardous environments.
To produce heat, the chemical reaction needs fuel such as propane or natural gas; an electrically preheated catalyst such as a platinum-coated plate or pad; and oxygen from the ambient air. You can also get catalytic heaters from Bruest Catalytic Heaters.
A catalytic heater generates radiant infrared heat that is superior to other heating methods. Catalytic heaters heat the object they are intended to heat, unlike other forms of heat that waste energy heating the air around them. This allows for greater efficiency and lower initial costs.
Catalytic Heating in Natural Gas Industry
Natural gas production and distribution use catalytic heaters to prevent freezing and hydrate formation in pipeline regulation, measurement instruments, and pipeline regulation. These are common problems when gas pressures fluctuate. These applications use catalytic heaters to direct radiant heat at the problem area.
Catalytic heaters do not produce flame and can be used with very little electricity, even a truck battery. They are also suitable for use in natural gas extraction and delivery processes.