Tube Heaters

Radiant mounted gas infrared heating systems 

Schwank tube heaters deliver efficiency, comfort, and reliability. They are ideal for a wide range of applications with low 8′-to-high 50′ ceiling heights. And they’re perfect for dirty environments and work for negative air conditions where outside combustible air is ducted to the sealed burner for safe, trouble-free operation.

Radiant tube heaters are classified as gas-fired infrared heating devices and rank among the group of decentralized heating systems. As opposed to central heating systems, they are characterized by the fact that their heat is generated in the exact location it’s needed versus passively throughout the space and provides redundancy in that if a single tube heater fails in a facility many others are still operating.

Several features set Schwank tube heaters apart from the rest:

  • Contributes up to 10 out of 30 LEED points [energy and atmosphere category]
  • Ultra-quiet Whisper Jet burners for minimal noise [46 dB[A] at 10 feet [3m]]
  • Easy access: one-click opening for quick access to the burner
  • Easy maintenance with simple latch access [heater runs in the open position for easy service and troubleshooting]
  • Our service warranty claims are less than 0.5% of sales

Product overview

Schwank tube heaters

superTube

superTube® SST Series

Performance and efficiency reinvented

NEW the next generation of tube heaters. Built with an EC Motor and models ranging from 50,000 – 250,000 [BTUhs], and 20 ft to 80 ft system lengths across single-stage, two-stage, and modulating. 

ultraSchwank

ultraSchwank

Ceramic insulated

This radiant tube heater offers clean-burning, ultra-efficient heat. It’s ideal for hard-to-heat large buildings looking for an environmentally low carbon footprint heating solution like warehouses and air hangers.

premierSchwank

premierSchwank

Energy efficient

This quiet, indoor heater is ideal for commercial industrial spaces like sports complexes and arenas, it converts up to half the gas it uses into efficient radiant heat that can be felt at ground level uses 25-35% fewer BTUh to heat the same area as warm air heating appliances.

builderSchwank

builderSchwank

Economical

Built for indoor use, this model boasts many of the features found in the premierSchwank.As one of the most economical radiant tube heaters on the market for total building heat or spot heating distribution and production facilities, the builderSchwank can reduce fuel costs by up to 35%.

duraSchwank

duraSchwank

Harsh environment

This corrosion-resistant indoor/outdoor radiant heater is a heavy-duty yet efficient design intended for wet environments and spaces that may contain airborne contaminants. It operates cleanly and has very high efficiency.

compactSchwank

compactSchwank

Residential workshops favorite

This corrosion-resistant indoor/outdoor radiant heater is a heavy-duty yet efficient design intended for shops, garages, and patios or harsh environments and spaces that may contain airborne contaminants. It operates cleanly and has very high efficiency.

Advantages

Advantages of Schwank tube heaters

This is what makes the gas infrared radiant tube heating systems from Schwank so special:
  • Uniform & comfortable heat
  • Highest product quality & durability
  • Will not create dust swirls & draught drafts of air
  • Very short heating setpoint recovery times from night time setback
  • Practically silent operation
  • EC motor technology in every superTube product
  • Built-in the USA and Canada and backed by German engineering and quality.

Technology

Gas infrared technology at a glance

Inside the tube heater, the combustion of the gas-air mixture takes place within a long steel tube, producing a ~1012 °F [~580 °C] heat and subsequently emitting infrared radiation. The surrounding surfaces absorb this thermal energy and, in turn, re-emit it into the environment, creating a balanced micro-climate. The concept is seen in nature, too: the sun’s rays pass through the air without heating it and emit their energy when they fall on surfaces.

Infrared gas radiant heaters are a popular form of heating because the heating takes place where it is required and is, therefore, less wasteful. This reduces energy costs significantly and improves people’s comfort.

Schwank Gas Infrared Heaters deliver more comfort for less cost—users enjoy savings of 35% to 50% compared to forced-air systems.

The Whisper-Jet burner is the core of Schwank tube heaters. It produces the flame, which creates a ~580 °C heat. Our Whisper-Jet creates a 14’ [4.3m] laminar flame—that’s over double the length seen in other models. It is the culmination of decades of engineering advancements by our team. We’ve combined the extraordinary flame with our ceramic tile technology to produce a more uniform heat over the length of the tube.

What’s more, Whisper-Jet is an exceptionally quiet burner. With approx. 46dB[A] at 10 feet [3m] distance, you hear no more than a soft whisper.

An optional two-stage burner controls operation to better match actual heating requirements. This saves resources and lowers operating costs.

For even more economy and fewer temperature fluctuations, you have the option of full modulation. This can save up to 14% of the energy and create a more comfortable temperature for the people in that space.

How it works: Apart from the desired room temperature, the minimum outdoor temperature also forms the basis for the calculation of the heat requirement of buildings. In order to ensure the building maintains the desired target temperature even at very low temperatures, the heating system is designed for these minimum temperatures; in other words, the heating system is oversized to compensate for the coldest scenario. Since the total output is required only rarely, full modulation offers the option of adapting the output to the actual requirement.

While single-stage solutions will produce fluctuations in the actual temperature, a fully modulating system by Schwank can be flexible in adjusting its output. As a result, the actual and target temperature lie significantly closer to each other, and temperature fluctuations are avoided.

Inside the tube heater, the combustion of the gas-air mixture takes place within a long steel tube, producing a ~1012 °F [~580 °C] heat and subsequently emitting infrared radiation. The surrounding surfaces absorb this thermal energy and, in turn, re-emit it into the environment, creating a balanced micro-climate. The concept is seen in nature, too: the sun’s rays pass through the air without heating it and emit their energy when they fall on surfaces.

Infrared gas radiant heaters are a popular form of heating because the heating takes place where it is required, and is, therefore, less wasteful. This reduces energy costs significantly and improves people’s comfort.

Schwank Gas Infrared Heaters deliver more comfort for less cost—users enjoy savings of 35% to 50% compared to forced-air systems. 

The Whisper-Jet burner is the core of Schwank tube heaters. It produces the flame, which creates a ~580 °C heat. Our Whisper-Jet creates a 14’ (4.3m) laminar flame—that’s over double the length seen in other models. It is the culmination of decades of engineering advancements by our team. We’ve combined the extraordinary flame with our ceramic tile technology to produce a more uniform heat over the length of the tube.

What’s more, Whisper-Jet is an exceptionally quiet burner. With approx. 46dB[A] at 10 feet [3m] distance, you hear no more than a soft whisper.

An optional two-stage burner controls operation to better match actual heating requirements. This saves resources and lowers operating costs.

For even more economy and fewer temperature fluctuations, you have the option of full modulation. This can save up to 14% of the energy and create a more comfortable temperature for the people in that space.

How it works: Apart from the desired room temperature, the minimum outdoor temperature also forms the basis for the calculation of the heat requirement of buildings. In order to ensure the building maintains the desired target temperature even at very low temperatures, the heating system is designed for these minimum temperatures; in other words, the heating system is oversized to compensate for the coldest scenario. Since the total output is required only rarely, full modulation offers the option of adapting the output to the actual requirement.

While single-stage solutions will produce fluctuations in the actual temperature, a fully modulating system by Schwank can be flexible in adjusting its output. As a result, the actual and target temperature lie significantly closer to each other, and temperature fluctuations are avoided.

Inside the tube heater, the combustion of the gas-air mixture takes place within a long steel tube, producing a ~1012 °F [~580 °C] heat and subsequently emitting infrared radiation. The surrounding surfaces absorb this thermal energy and, in turn, re-emit it into the environment, creating a balanced micro-climate. The concept is seen in nature, too: the sun’s rays pass through the air without heating it and emit their energy when they fall on surfaces.

Infrared gas radiant heaters are a popular form of heating because the heating takes place where it is required and is, therefore, less wasteful. This reduces energy costs significantly and improves people’s comfort.

Schwank Gas Infrared Heaters deliver more comfort for less cost—users enjoy savings of 35% to 50% compared to forced-air systems. 

The Whisper-Jet burner is the core of Schwank tube heaters. It produces the flame, which creates a ~580 °C heat. Our Whisper-Jet creates a 14’ (4.3m) laminar flame—that’s over double the length seen in other models. It is the culmination of decades of engineering advancements by our team. We’ve combined the extraordinary flame with our ceramic tile technology to produce a more uniform heat over the length of the tube.

What’s more, Whisper-Jet is an exceptionally quiet burner. With approx. 46dB[A] at 10 feet [3m] distance, you hear no more than a soft whisper.

An optional two-stage burner controls operation to better match actual heating requirements. This saves resources and lowers operating costs.

For even more economy and fewer temperature fluctuations, you have the option of full modulation. This can save up to 14% of the energy and create a more comfortable temperature for the people in that space.

How it works: Apart from the desired room temperature, the minimum outdoor temperature also forms the basis for the calculation of the heat requirement of buildings. In order to ensure the building maintains the desired target temperature even at very low temperatures, the heating system is designed for these minimum temperatures; in other words, the heating system is oversized to compensate for the coldest scenario. Since the total output is required only rarely, full modulation offers the option of adapting the output to the actual requirement.

While single-stage solutions will produce fluctuations in the actual temperature, a fully modulating system by Schwank can be flexible in adjusting its output. As a result, the actual and target temperature lie significantly closer to each other, and temperature fluctuations are avoided.

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