Hydor’s tube heaters utilse radiant heat, which is designed to maximise downward radiation, heating the floor first. Tube heaters reduce energy consumption, whilst improving litter quality.
A trial carried out by Farm Energy has demonstrated that tubular radiant heating can play a significant role in reducing heating energy use for broiler production. The heaters get over some of the management problems that are inherent in older type radiant spot brooders, as they are higher in capacity and they spread heat out over a much larger area.
Heaters use a long radiant tube, down which a gas flame is blown. The heat emission area is spread over the length of the heater, uniformity of radiant output
is much better, and unit heater ratings can be much higher. This gets over both the problem of localised ‘spot’ radiant output and having to use a large number of smaller heaters.