ELECTRIC DRUM HEATERS & INSULATORS
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Drum heaters are used to heat containers of different viscous materials. They can be wrapped around or placed inside containers that hold substances such as Wax, Grease, Honey, Syrup, Oil etc.. Drum heaters are used on drums or process materials in a number of ways.
Drum heaters are specified by capacity since drums and containers are listed by capacity. Choices include: 5-gallon, 15-gallon, 30-gallon, 55-gallon, and intermediate bulk container (IBC). Specifications for drum heaters also include maximum operating temperature, AC voltage required, wattage delivered,For Inside Use Only watt density and phase. Watt density is calculated by dividing the available wattage by the heated surface area. It is a good measure of how quickly a drum heater can transfer heat to a surface. Choices for sleeve or sheath material include: aluminum, brass, copper, fluoropolymer, high temperature foil (HT foil), iron, nickel alloy, polyimide, rubber, steel, and stainless steel. Drum heaters that have an exposed heating element with no sheathing are also available.
Drum heaters differ in terms of features. Some products are corrosion resistant, finned, or explosion-proof. Others features dynamic power regulation or are rated for cryogenic use. Hazardous location heaters are designed for use in places where there is a risk of fire or explosion. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) or other regulatory agencies often rate these devices. Indirect fired heaters use a secondary heat exchanger to separate the breathable air stream from the combustion air stream. Drum heaters with overheat protection contain an automatic shut-off other mechanism to prevent overheating of the material. Weatherproof drum heaters have a sealed, liquid-proof housing and are designed for use in harsh,
Nothing is more frustrating than trying to get a thick, viscous material out of a drum. It just won't flow!
Sure it will; you just gotta warm it up first. BayTec has band heaters, immersion heaters, heat blankets, cabinets. Which is the Right one? Heating product in drums is a little like cooking a meal: use even heating the wrong method and you could end up in the soup.
How Does A Drum Heater Work? The typical band-type heater has electrical heating elements inside a metal or rubber sheath. The heat is conducted from the elements through the inner wall of the sheath, through the side of the drum and into the product. Thermostat heaters, like our Model TRX55, have a temperature controller that senses the temperature of the sheath and turns the power on and off depending on the setting of the control. When the sensor calls for heat, the heater turns on and develops full power. When the power is on, the temperature of the sheath can be several hundred degrees, so thermostat models work best with products that tolerate heat well without burning. Infinite Control heaters, like our Model SRX55, don't sense the temperature. Instead, they constantly pulse the power on and off, which provides more gentle heating. They're ideal for heat sensitive products like foods, honey, and chocolate.
Immersion Heaters fit through the bung opening in the drum and the heating surface is directly in contact with the product, so they're faster and more efficient. They also have a thermostat, so they work best with non-heat sensitive products. They're made from stainless steel so they can be used with a wide range of products.
Heat Jackets and Blankets have flexible heating elements woven into insulating fiberglass and silicone rubber. They completely surround the container and help reduce heat loss, so they're more efficient than band heaters.
Heating Cabinets are electric or steam powered, and allow you to heat and hold up to four drums at a preset temperature. They're very efficient and convenient if heating drums is an everyday part of your operation.
8ECN55-120 Heaters work best with steel containers, and we have models from pint can size up to 55 gallons. Our Model 8DPCH55120 heater is specially designed for plastic drums. It uses a Thermostat to protect the drum from heat damage. Plastic is not a good conductor of heat, so heating product in plastic drums takes much longer.
BayTec delivers the Right solution for you.
No matter what kind of drum heating you need to do, make sure that you get expert advice. That's the easy part! BayTec has the best trained and most knowledgeable customer service people, and with our 30+ years of experience in the drum biz, we'll help you get the heater you need to get your job done right.
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