Is particularly suitable for heating large, open, industrial buildings. Applications which usually fall within these parameters are, aircraft hangers, railway locomotive maintenance buildings, bus garages and many types of medium and light factory buildings.
It is generally considered that optimum comfort conditions are achieved when the air temperature is slightly lower than the mean radiant temperature (that which expresses the average temperature of the surrounding objects, acting on a particular point).
The proper applications of Dunham Strip achieves these optimum conditions, producing a feeling of warmth and comfort at a lower air temperature, which due to the higher natural moisture content, creates a fresh rather than stuffy environment.
Medium and high temperature pumped hot water are ideal heating media, low temperature hot water is also suitable but due to the increased quantity of Dunham Strip required, compared to that of medium and high temperature systems, it is usually considered to be an uneconomical solution.
Steam may also be used as the heating medium, but due to a lack of control and the complications of grading and trapping long runs, it is seldom utilised unless there are compensating reasons.