Manufactured in the UK these industrial infrared heaters are designed to offer highly efficient forms of radiant heat so that staff and customers feel the benefits much sooner than a similar gas heater, which costs 30% more and is slower to heat. Perfect for shelters and pavement café's in all kinds of weather and more topical now with the COVID-19 outbreak, where outside space is important.

Rio IP infrared heaters installed pavement cafe 600

When the quartz tube quickly reaches the expedient temperature, the heat is discharged out of the quartz tube. The wavelength of heat produced from this process has been adjudged as ideal for the human body. The invisible heat is directly absorbed by the people and objects near the quartz heater and very little heat is wasted by the air, due to the infrared spectrum being almost completely outside the absorption spectrum of air.

infrared heating schematic

Operating Costs

Outside heaters for shelters

The operating costs are calculable in advance and are lower than those of gas systems, given that almost all the absorbed electrical energy is converted into heat, providing savings of over 30% compared to gas heaters.

The reason that money can be saved using electric infrared heating is that infrared heat is much more effective at heating a person/object than a conventional gas heater. For example, if you had two heaters in your restaurant - one being a 2.9kW Gas Heater, and the other a 1.5kW Infrared Heater.

It would take much less time for your customers to feel the benefits of the infrared heater than it would the gas heater. Why? Because simply the body feels warmer when influenced by infrared heat than hot air. This is due to the short wave infrared rays penetrating the skin and not just heating the air around.

Safety

Rio IP infrared heaters installed pavement cafe

The gas ‘mushroom’ heater that you tend to see on terraces and in bars/restaurants are typically associated with the burden of lifting heavy gas bottles in and out every time it needs changing. ‘Top of the Range’ patio gas heaters are heavy and extremely hard to move around, which creates safety concerns when moving them.

Not only this, but you have the added chore of finding a safe place to store these gas bottles. This can prove a great safety issue especially in commercial areas such as restaurants and hotel terraces.

These infrared heaters are modular and compact, with no gas bottles to replace or any harmful fumes emitted from them. Gas is beginning to be banned for these reasons in some locations such as Paris and Dubai. Electric short wave infrared heating is growing and will be the future of heating.

Rio Grande Heater Range

rio grande single weatherproof infrared heater

The Rio Grande Single is a fully weatherproof infrared heater used in all seasons, and comes with a safety guard fitted as standard. This popular weatherproof infrared heater comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty and is a must-have for any wholesaler, contractor and distributor wanting to add one of the best infrared heaters available on the market to their range.

Installation of the Rio Grande Single couldn’t be easier and comes as standard, with a central ‘swivel’ bracket that allows you to mount the heater horizontally or at an angle. The Rio Grande Single produces radiant heat just like the sun, directly warming people and objects rather than the air in between.

All models Weigh 2.8 kg, Width x Height x Depth = 560 x 110 x 89 mm, Minimum mounted floor height 2 metres, Minimum distance from the ceiling 300 mm and minimum distance from a side wall of 1 metre

Heat Coverage Area 12 m sq

Product Code

Total Power

Watts 230V

RIO 315 S 1500
RIO 320 S 2000

Rio Grande Double Heater

rio grande double weatherproof infrared heater

The Rio Grande Double heater is available in 3kW and comes as standard with a central ‘swivel’ bracket that allows you to mount the heater horizontally or at an angle. Its attractive, lightweight design means that it is effective yet unobtrusive.

Tansun heaters are designed and manufactured for outdoor use. They can be used indoors but should be used with suitable energy saving controllers.

ModelVoltageTotal Power (Watts)

Minimum Mounting

Floor Height (m)

Minimum Distance

From Ceiling (m)

Minimum Distance

From Side Wall (m)

Weight

Dimensions

(W x H x D) (mm)

RIO 315D 230V 2 x 1500 2.5 0.5 1.0 6.0 kg 1265 x 227 x 323

Rio IP Weatherproof Heater

rio ip weatherproof infrared heater front

The Rio Grande Double infrared heater is fitted with top of the range gold lamps and together with its sleek but robust design throws heat over a wider area making this unit perfect for restaurants, bars, clubs and also the domestic home environment. It is ideally used under awnings, verandas and most types of sunshade products.

The Rio IP infrared heater can be seen in restaurants, stadiums, bars, cafés, public houses, theme parks, tourist attractions, and hotels all over the world - it’s great for indoor and outdoor heating applications. The Rio IP offers all the convenience of instant heat, together with very low running costs when compared to gas heaters. The Rio IP infrared heater is fully weatherproof and comes with a superior parabolic reflector and a high-quality long life lamp.

Built with a top quality aluminium body, the Rio IP is suitable for outdoor use all year round. Tansun manufacture the Rio IP infrared heater in the UK and only use the finest materials in all of their products. Our dedicated research and development team are constantly striving to ensure we are at the forefront of infrared heating technology.

Model

Total Power

(Watts)

Minimum Mounting

Floor Height (m)

Minimum Distance

From Ceiling (m)

Minimum Distance

From Side Wall (m)

Weight

Dimensions

(W x H x D) (mm)

RIO 215 1 x 1500 2.0 0.3 1.0 2.4 kg 391 x 99 x 83

Sorrento Commercial Infrared Heaters

sorrento single commercial infrared quartz heater in black

The beefy Tansun Sorrento infrared heater range has been expertly manufactured in the UK in a lightweight, aluminium extrusion body. The Sorrento is one of the most installed infrared heaters, due to its exceptional build, easy installation and unrivalled aesthetics.

The Sorrento is durable in all weather conditions, making it the ideal heating solution for restaurants, bars and other commercial establishments looking to maximise the potential for their outdoor areas all year round.

Available with single, double and triple heaters to suit a wide range of spaces and applications.

Sorrento triple infrared quartz heater in black

Tansun heaters are designed and manufactured for outdoor use. They can be used indoors but should be used with suitable energy saving controllers.

Minimum distance from the ceiling of 300 mm and 1 metre from a side wall.

Model

Power

Watts

Minimum Floor

Height Metres

Weight

kg

Dimensions

W x H x D mm

SOR 215 S 1500 2 3.4 402 x 227 x 323
SOR 220 S 2000 2.5 3.4 402 x 227 x 323
SOR 215 D 1500 3.0 5.6 790 x 227 x 323
SOR 220 D 2000 3.5 5.6 790 x 227 x 323
SOR 215 T 1500 4.0 8.0 1178 x 227 x 323
SOR 220 T 2000 4.5 8.0 1178 x 227 x 323

Suitable for the following Spaces

  • Church Heating
  • Commercial Heating
  • Conservatory Heaters
  • Garage Heating
  • Smoking Shelters
  • Sports Halls
  • Terraces
  • Zoo's
  • Pavement Cafés
Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions such as price or lead times. Merlin Industrial Products Ltd Unit A43 Kingsley Close, Lee Mill Industrial Estate Ivybridge Devon PL21 9LL United Kingdom Call: 01752 690622 Fax: 01752 313333
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