SUSTAINABILITY

PROTHERM, LLC electric infrared heaters are an environmentally friendly, responsible choice. Our clean electric heaters do not produce environmentally hazardous byproducts or add any other variables to the process. Greenhouse gases (produced by some infrared sources) are defined as water, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and chlorofluorocarbons. Infrared energy is absorbed by these gases which reduces the energy to your product, so why would you want your IR emitter to produce them.

With recent government mandates for carbon reduction, electrifying with PROTHERM, LLC Electric Infrared instead of petroleum-based fueled heaters is the ideal choice to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and utilize a clean, high efficiency heat source that is made in the USA by an American owned company. You can further reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing electric power blocks from clean power technologies. Contact your local utility for more information.

PROTHERM, LLC designs and incorporates other innovative practices to save you energy dollars. Some of these are:

  • Controls – By using SCR power controllers, PROTHERM, LLC electric infrared heaters can be precisely controlled to any setting throughout the full 0-100% range. If controlling from the optional thermocouples in the heaters, temperatures can be controlled and repeated to the exact degree.
  • Zoning – PROTHERM, LLC electric infrared heaters can be custom zoned to provide the energy where you need it, and to turn down or off where you do not. Heaters can be tuned down or off upon a line stop and can quickly come back up to power.
  • Heater adjustment – Many PROTHERM, LLC electric infrared oven systems provide heater adjustment mechanisms to direct the infrared energy to the part, as needed for increased efficiency.
  • Exhaust – With a properly designed electric infrared system, there is little to no exhaust required. The resulting clean ambient heat in the oven chamber can often be reused and redirected into other plant heating systems, or to supplement facility heating requirements.
  • Insulation – PROTHERM, LLC electric infrared oven systems are normally fully insulated and typically have an additional inner chamber to contain heat around the part for maximum results.

We invite you to learn more about the IHEA’s Sustainability Initiatives at https://www.ihea.org/page/Sustainability.