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ra·di·ant heat

heat given off from any body in the form of infrared waves.

radiant heat

a form of infrared energy that is emitted in electromagnetic waves from a central source. It proceeds outward in wavelengths greater than those of visible light. Objects absorbing the energy experience a rise in temperature.

radiant heat

The heat given off given off as waves through the air from a heated body.
See also: heat
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Potential licensees in the automotive products industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize the Radiant Heat on a worldwide basis.
The comfort of radiant heat is unquestioned; it produces a cozy warmth.
MRT determines the radiant heat exchange between the human body and surrounding surfaces.
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Typical radiant heat systems involve running warmed water through pipes embedded in a concrete slab--a complex and costly process often inappropriate for additions or remodels.
A TPV system consists of a heat source, often a burner for a fossil fuel such as propane, a radiator to transform the heat energy into appropriate wavelengths of radiant heat, and an array of semiconductor devices that convert the radiant heat to electricity.
Radiant heat does not create air or dust movement and there is no loss of valuable floor space.
The compound also meets regulations for ASTM Cl 166 (flame propagation of elastomers), ASTM El62 (surface flammability of materials using a radiant heat energy source), ASTM E662 (specific optical density of smoke generated by solid materials) and ASTM El 354 (heat and visible smoke release rates for materials using an oxygen consumption calorimeter).
One of the many reasons homeowners are now contracting Frank Ramsden's services is that an area expert of Radiant Heat technology.
During the day, the ground is warmed from the radiant heat of the sun.
The townhouse also includes 12 zones of central air conditioning, 18 zones of radiant heat floors, a hydraulic elevator, music wired throughout, and four levels of outdoor space.
The laminate is then folded in half and sewn along the open edge, creating a flexible sleeve that provides protection from radiant heat sources of up to 1000[degrees]F.