Combustion Research Corp Infrared Tube Heater Manufacture

Manufacture of Infrared Tube Heaters

Our MissionTo provide our customers with the absolute highest quality infrared tube heating products and innovative services so that they always receive the highest value from the investment made on their infrared tube heating system!

"A Leader In Low Intensity Infrared Heating Since 1965"

Combustion Research Corporation, located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, has been in the Low Intensity infrared heating business for over 30 years. We have the personnel, experience, and infrared heating products necessary to meet all of your heating needs. Our radiant heating line encompasses Low Intensity infrared heating and High Intensity infrared heating with applications for Green house infrared heating as well.

Product Lines of Infrared Tube Heaters

4.0 Reflect-O-Ray Infrared Tube Heaters 3.5 Reflect-O-Ray Infrared Tube Heaters 6.0 Reflect-O-Ray Infrared Tube Heaters
Reflect-O-Ray Alpha PEP Infrared  tube heaters Reflect-O-Ray Oil Infrared  Tube Heaters
Omega II Infrared  Tube Heaters
Omega II® Oil
Serengeti-IR residential Infrared  tube heating systems


Infrared Tube Heaters

Omega II®

Infrared Tube Heaters


Infrared Tube Heaters

Features of a Premium Infrared Tube Heating System


This patented feature of the Reflect-O-Ray® and Omega II® increases the efficiency of our Infrared tube heating systems. Our patented Low Mass Infrared tubing heats up faster, allowing optimum Infrared emitter output faster than any other Infrared tube heating systems available.


Combustion Research Corporation has always maintained that optimum efficiency is superior to maximum efficiency. This is important to the overall longevity of a Infrared tube heating system. A Infrared tube heating system that continuously produces condensate will increase thermal efficiency by as little as 2% -- however the effects of the extremely corrosive condensate will eventually destroy the Infrared tubing. Prudent choices must be made. Disposal of this corrosive, acidic condensate into the community's drain system is not an environmentally sound choice. Heavy walled and glass lined Infrared tubing will eventually fail, corrode, and require replacement -- the costs of replacement negate any savings that may have been realized. Combustion Research Corporation believes that Infrared tube heating systems that have "built in" maintenance is counter productive. An "Optimum" Infrared tube heating system design incorporates the highest efficiency while maintaining low maintenance. This "Optimum" design gives the building owner the greatest overall cost savings. Reflect-O-Ray®, Omega II®, and Serengeti-IR™ have been engineered to deliver "optimum" results.


Reflect-O-Ray®, Omega II®, and Serengeti-IR™ Infrared tube heating systems are engineered so that combustion air filters are not required. When filters are not maintained, system failures can occur -- resulting in reduced system effectiveness and the increased potential for failure of the entire system. The constant replacement cost of filters only adds to the maintenance expense. After all, customers investing in a Infrared tube heating system for their facility are looking to cut expenses.


Infrared tube heating systems manufactured by Combustion Research Corporation have been engineered and designed with the emphasis for "Optimum Efficiency." Short Infrared tube length, high input systems -- which have become prevalent in the past few years -- only conceal their hidden costs. By reducing their tube lengths and increasing the BTU per hour input, the up-front costs are generally reduced. However, the trade off is lower system efficiency that requires additional BTU input to replace the wasted energy these short Infrared heating tube systems create. This in turn drives up the operating costs. Pre dilution exhaust temperatures in excess of 450° F have been seen. The exhaust temperature should not require dilution air for a well-designed Infrared tube heating system. An "Optimum" Infrared tube system will incorporate enough Infrared emitter (tubing) which will deliver the maximum efficiency while striving to produce an effective "Optimum Ratio of BTU Input to Infrared Emitter Tubing."

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