Ambient temperature affects not only living beings but also materials and equipment. Just like a human being, substances, machinery, computers, devices, and objects function as expected in a specific range of operating temperature.
The temperature fluctuates rapidly during autumn and winter and can cause many issues. Therefore, the regulation of temperature during such times becomes essential.
Factory workers, designers, carpenters, and people from a lot of other professions understand how changes in temperature can make their work difficult. Therefore, it is essential for a business owner to purchase a space heater before the winter arrives.
Heat transfer takes place through three ways – Conduction, Convection, and Radiation. Industrial heaters are explicitly designed to serve specific purposes and come in a variety of forms based on different technologies and methods of heat transfer. Based on the use-case, the choice of purchasing or hiring an industrial heater can be exercised.
This is needed to heat liquids, which reduces viscosity and increases the flow rate. They are essential for car garages where you may start to see the engine oil freeze and become difficult to pour. These heaters are inexpensive and can be bought or hired, depending on the application.
These heating tools can be hired or purchased by those industries where the movement of fluid is essential. Particularly applicable to the petrochemicals industry, these can be used to control the viscosity and flow of fluid inside pipelines. Individual businesses, however, may not require them forever, so it may be best to hire a heater in this case.
This is used to supply heat to moving gas. They are of prime importance in the chemical and natural resource industry, as chemical reactions require gases at various temperatures. Changes in ambient temperature due to seasons can disrupt the reaction by taking the system out of the operating temperature range. If your business operates in such a sector, it may be a wise decision to buy or hire a duct heater.
Chemical reactions, yields, product quality, operational cost, wastage, processing time, efficiency and energy consumption are specific key performance indicators of the operations of an industry. Most of these KPIs can be affected directly or indirectly by changes in temperature.
Any adverse change in the KPIs of your business can directly translate into higher operating costs and fewer profits. Purchasing a heater may have an upfront cost, but can quickly be brought into operation without any delays in production avoided.
Leasing also allows you to avoid the upfront cost, problems of repair and depreciation but may increase the total ownership cost in the long term.
Changes in weather often disrupt transport routes, so if the heater you rented cannot be transported in time, a factory may have to stop its manufacturing line. Hiring also comes with additional risks. Demand and supply determine the price. If there is higher demand during the season, you may have to shell out extra money or, in a worst-case scenario, wait because of product unavailability.