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This month’s Great Lakes Radiant spotlight is the MP Series heater manufactured by Detroit Radiant Products. The MP Series has unique features not found anywhere else! Though the MP Series might look like any other low-intensity gas-fired tube heater, it’s what’s on the inside that really makes the difference!

This Modulating Plus low-intensity gas-fired tube heater has multiple performance modes to choose from, making it ideal for an application where the climate within a space could be affected in varying ways. The Comfort Mode allows the unit operation to minimize temperature differentials across the length of the heater which creates a more even dissipation of heat. The Economy Mode allows the unit operation to maximize thermal efficiency and is designed to be more thermally efficient than other modes. The Standard Mode allows the unit to operate as a balance between the Comfort and Economy Modes and is intended to be moderately thermal efficient while still minimizing greater temperature differentials.


A fourth, unique feature is the Blast Mode. This mode is exclusive to the MP Series and it allows the user to temporairily lock the heater into its highest input plus an extra 5,000 BTU’s for extreme environmental demands. This bonus feature means quick recovery, for example, in a garge where many doors are opened all at once in the dead of winter. With a heat loss that major, the Blast Mode puts those extra BTU’s to work warming the space and limiting the lasting effects of opening the doors.

The MP Series has an exclusive control option as well, the PUI, or Premium User Interface. This control is more than just a thermostat! It has an advanced microprocessor smart logic controller than offers the optimal performance out of your MP Series heater. The PUI learns the climate of the room by zone. For example, if you have two heaters in the building at opposite ends that experience vastly different climates, the PUI can adjust based on when it reads temperature changes throughout the day. This feature allows the PUI to anticipate temperature differentials and saves time and headaches for those in the building. Don’t worry about forgetting to check the thermostat! The PUI can also be tired in with a BMS, or Building Management System, for added simplicity of operation.

An important note with the MP Series: it’s designed to allow for several heaters within the same zone to simultaneously modulate in synchronization when connected to a single control device. This configuration requires one ‘Master’ heater that is connected directly to the heat control device, and the remaining ‘Slave’ heaters are to be wired to the ‘Master’ heater. The ‘Slave’ heaters will modulate based on the control signal from the ‘Master’ heater. During the operation of the system, all the ‘Slave’ heaters will modulate at the same percentage rate of the full input as the ‘Master’ heater.

To find out if the MP Series is right for your application, contact one of our infrared heating experts to discuss your space. Any of our qualified team memberes will be able to assist with heat loss calculation, product selection, technical advice, and installation questions. We’re available by phone, 888-501-0252, or by email, [email protected], when you’re ready to explore options!