In industrial applications, the relative size of spaces means that energy is wasted heating air by the ceiling long before any effect reaches ground level. Also, when warehouse or hanger doors are opened, the heat carried in the air by convection systems is lost, while the heat from an industrial floor heating radiant system remains.
Industrial floor heating systems are assembled into the concrete slab. The underfloor heating pipe itself is mounted on reinforcing mesh inside the slab.
The system uses the mass of the structural slab to store and distribute heat to the building, providing heat in winter and cooling in summer.