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Our gas heaters have been produced for decades in chicken and pig stalls. From the start Gastrion aimed for heating with Infrared Radiant Gas Heaters that produce a high ratio of Infrared radition, artificial suns. 


  • Better growth of the animals
  • Shorter preheating before the animals arrive
  • Lower investment cost
  • Creates comfort zones
  • No air flow that can dry out the animals
  • Allows heating of areas with poor insulation and/or no walls
  • Operating without noise
  • All heat produced stays in the room
  • The infrared radiation is aimed at the floor and the animals on the floor
  • This leads to a high efficiency => lower CO2 output
1 – Direct infrared heat from heaters to the floor.
2 – Horizontal heat conduction within the floor.
3 – Indirect radiant heat and convection upward from heated floor.
4 – Indirect radiant heat and convection flow downward from ceiling.

In the agricultural market, heating is essential for the growth of an animal. By creating comfort zones with our infrared heaters, animals can always feel at ease. By making gas heaters that are as efficient and sustainable as possible, a great deal of money can be saved on gas and maintenance remains low.

Over the years Gastrion developed a portfolio with 3 different types of Infrared Radiant Gas Heaters, each type can be delivered in different capacities.

An important consideration when selecting the right heater is the adjustability of the heating capacity of the heaters. In the table below the M-types show larger gas pressure variation options than the S-types.

The data plus the pictures below give a short summary of the characteristics of these heaters. More detailed information can be found with the various types.

Gastrion Heater types, capacities, standard gas type & gas pressures in mBar combinations:

Propane Natural Gas High Natural Gas Low
Type: Capacity I3P / G30 I2E / G20 I2L / G25
S2 0.88 kW 50-190, 350-1400 20-50 20-50
S4 1.75 kW 50-190, 350-1400 20-50 20-50, 25
S8 3.5 kW 50-190, 350-1400 20-50 20-50, 25
M2 1 kW 20-1400, 20-310 20-50, 20-300 20-50, 20-300
M3 1.5 kW 20-310 20-50, 20-300 20-50, 20-300
M5 3 kW 20-1400, 20-310 20-50, 20-300 20-50, 20-300
M8 5 kW 20-1400, 5-310 20-50, 20-300 20-50, 20-300
G12ASCO 12 kW 28 28 25, 28
G12MAXI 12 kW 28 28 25, 28
G12E 12 kW 28 28 25, 28
Gas consumption for 1 kW: 1kW = 866kcal = 3460BTU/h
I3P / G30 72 gram of Propane/h
I2E / G20 0.090m³/h of Natural Gas High
I2L / G25 0.108m³/h of Natural Gas Low

Creating Comfort zones

The idea behind comfort zones is that some animals like it a little warmer than others. Fact is that high performing animals in general produce more heat themselves so they need less extra heating. At the same time animals that don’t feel well, like to move towards a heat source. As shown in the above drawing, the further one is away from the heater, the temperature drops a little.


The drawings below show the heat distribution with G12 heaters from above.

Diameter Ambient temperature Temp of 1x G12 *
2m 17°C 33°C
4m 17°C 26°C
6m 17°C 23°C
8m 17°C 21°C
10m 17°C 21°C
12m 17°C 21°C

* After 30 min. heating measured on the floor

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