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Ice and snow make many a ramp, stairway, walkway and driveway a slippery experience. With freezing temperatures, they present an increased risk for vehicle and personal accidents. Keeping access to your building free of snow and ice should be a priority.
With eltherm open space heating systems we offer you robust and efficient solutions and create the safety to protect you from serious accidents and injuries in winter.
Open space heating systems are used in all areas where, due to snow and ice, personal injury and property damage are to be prevented.
The task of an open space heating system is to prevent the ground from freezing up. As a result of the heat generated, the overlying ice and snow will melt.
The system consists of self-regulating heating bands embedded in the concrete layer or in the sand substructure. Our ELSR-Ramp is not only very durable and designed for the most demanding installation conditions, but also offers on-site installation flexibility. The system is controlled by the intelligent and electronic ice and snow detectorISD-2.
Nowadays, environmentally conscious heating is more important than ever. The combination of temperature and humidity sensors ensures that heating only takes place when it is necessary. Thus, energy wastage due to unnecessary heating can be avoided and heating costs can be saved. Once the sensor detects a certain minimum temperature, it switches on the heating bands to activate heat dissipation on the heating surface, thus preventing the formation of ice and snow. It deactivates again once the ice and snow accumulations have been removed. Thus, the ice and snow detector ensures fully automatic and energy-saving operation of the open space heating system.
Basically, there are two types of open space heating systems between which a distinction is made.
In a water-based system, the water must first be heated before the open space heating system becomes active. The electric open space heating, on the other hand, has a direct effect. Thus, the reaction of the electric open space system is much faster and long reaction times and high operating costs can be avoided. In addition, an electric heating system is easier and cheaper to design and to install.
The installation of an open space heating system is done directly underneath the surface to be heated. In this case, the heating cables are installed as a loop at a small distance from each other. It is important to remove all unevenness at the beginning through or over which the heating cable will be pulled.
Depending on the type of application, the mounting and the exact laying of the heating cables may vary. Please refer to the installation instructions to determine which installation method is suitable for your application.