Heating industrial materials, including drum, buckets, IBC totes, and tanks is now a billion dollar industry.  Methods for achieving safe heat has taken a few years to perfect.  Recent developments in heating technology has brought to market several very efficient products for doing just that… heating and insulating industrial chemicals and materials.

Insulated flexible heating jackets are the new rave.  We have traveled the virtual globe to investigate this new technology and bring you our Editor’s Choice – TOP 5 products of 2012.  Our evaluations measured 5 key components to include (1. Effectiveness of Heating, 2. Insulation Factor, 3. Ease of Use, 4. UL/CSA Rated, 5. Price vs. Cost).

#1 – HEAT AUTHORITY


Heat Authority is your direct source for industrial heated blankets and has received top billing for each of the 5 categories tested.  The distribute GreenHeats “Heat Spreading Technology” whcih was hands down the most efficient method we evaluated. Their products are UL/CSA certified and produce and even and consistent heat throughout the blanket.  Amazing product. 5 Star Rating! Buy from the #1 stocking distributor in the USA @ www.HeatAuthority.com


#2 – OMEGA

<span”>omega2Omega carries a line of heated wraps that are similar to the Powerblanket,  but after more careful inspection we discovered that their products are only UL recognized and are several hundred dollars more in cost.  Wattage is about double that of the Powerblanket, which excludes it from being “Green”, but it does heat quickly althought the insulation factor is inferior.  www.omega.com


#3 – ELECTRO-FLEX

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Electro-flex heaters come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are general purpose Silicon Rubber Heaters with wire-wound or etched foil heating elements protected by fiberglass-reinforced silicon rubber designed for metal containers.  UL recognized.


#4 – GRAINGER

graingerGrainger drum heaters appear to be OEM from a major manufacturer. Full wrap-around design with thermostatic control but almost double the price of the #1 Powerblanket.  Not UL certified, but a pretty decent design... but the price point will give you sticker shock.

 


#5 – BRISK HEAT

briskSimilar class to the Powerblanket with full coverage design.  Again… pricing is on the high side with not many unique features, the top cover costs extra and the heating element is inferior to Powerblanket’s Heat Spreading Technology.  BriskHeat is not UL/CSA.

HEAT AUTHORITY

Insulated Blanket Heaters for Totes, Drums and Pails

Wrap it in a heated power blanket & you will never use another band heater again!  Stop messing with hazardous heating belts and big bulky warming ovens. Power blankets takes the hassle out of heating and warming your pails, drums, barrels, and IBC totes. Available in both fixed or adjustable thermostat controller, now you can ensure your never over or under heating your materials again. Each barrel-blanket heater has a 6 foot power cord and is certified to UL/CSA/CE safety standards.

  • Even heat distribution with patented heat spreading technology
  • Insulated full wrap design
  • Adjustable straps for secure fit
  • Works on metal and plastic drums, pails and totes
  • Built in thermostatic shut down avoids burning or over heating
  • Highly efficient – low energy consumption

Insulated Heat Blankets heat up faster, cools down slower, and uses considerably less electricity than conventional band heaters. Extensive testing shows the Powerblanket to be significantly more effective than band heaters at warming and insulating drums, buckets, pails, gas cylinders, and totes. Our pail and drum blanket heaters are the fastest, easiest, and most affordable way to heat and maintain the desired temperature of your industrial materials. Save power and go green with the Powerblanket!

55 Gallon Drum Heater Insulated Blankets

Power blanket drum heaters come with adjustable straps to ensure proper fit of larger and smaller 55 gallon barrels. Barrel blanket heaters weigh 13 Lbs and wrap around the entire barrel. This produces a fast, even, consistent heat. The built in thermostat will ensure never over heating or under heating your material.
Common Uses: Drum Heating –  Barrel Warming – Food Warming – Gas & Oil Heating – Paint Warming
55 gallon Drum Heater

CSA & UL Certified
Part# BH55RR –55 gal Drum Heater w/ Rapid Ramp Technology / 100F Fixed
Part# BH55PRO –
55 gal Drum Heater PRO / 160F Adjustable with Controller

Part#

Size Temp Weight Min Allowable Temp Voltage Power Current UL/CSA

Price

BH55RR

55 gallon 100° 13 lbs -10° F 120 volts 400 / 800 watts 3.33 / 6.67 amps yes

$495

BH55PRO

55 gallon 160° 15 lbs -10° F 120 volts 960 watts 8.0 amps yes

$725

15 Gallon & 30 Gallon Drum Heater Insulated Blankets

15 gallon and 30 gallon Powerblanket drum heaters with a built in thermostat (please note: temps may vary +/- 10°) come with adjustable straps to ensure proper fit. These barrel blanket heaters weigh only 7-10 Lbs and wrap around the entire barrel. The built in thermostat will ensure never over heating or under heating your material.
Common Uses:Drum Heating –  Barrel Warming – Food Warming – Gas & Oil Heating – Paint Warming

30 gallon Drum Heater

CSA & UL Certified

Part# BH30RR – 30 gal Drum Heater w/ Rapid Ramp Technology / 100F Fixed
Part# BH30PRO – 30 gal Drum Heater PRO / 160F Adjustable with Controller
Part# BH15RR – 15 gal Drum Heater w/ Rapid Ramp Technology / 100F Fixed
Part# BH15PRO – 15 gal Drum Heater PRO / 160F Adjustable with Controller

Part#

Size Temp Weight Min Allowable Temp Voltage Power Current UL/CSA

Price

BH30RR

30 gallon 100° fixed 10 lbs -10° 120 volts 280 / 560 watts 2.33 / 4.67 amps yes

CALL

BH30PRO

30 gallon 160° adj. 12 lbs -10° 120 volts 720 watts 6.0 amps yes

CALL

BH15RR

15 gallon 100° fixed 7 lbs -10° 120 volts 160 / 320 watts 1.33 / 2.67 amps yes

CALL

BH15PRO 15 gallon

160°

adj.

9 lbs

-10°

120 volts

400 watts

3.33 amps

yes

CALL

5 Gallon Drum Heater Insulated Blankets

Power blanket bucket & pail heater for 5 gal (and smaller) buckets, pails, and tubs. The built-in thermostat keeps bucket liquids and materials at a consistent temperature.
Common Uses:Bucket Heating, Tub Warming, Paint Warming, Water & Material Heating, Pail Warming.

5 gallon Pail Heater

CSA & UL Certified

Part# BH05RR –5 gal Pail Heater w/ Rapid Ramp Technology / 100F Fixed
Part#BH05PRO –
5 gal Pail Heater PRO / 160F Adjustable with Controller

Part#

Size Temp Weight Min Allowable Temp Voltage Power Current UL/CSA

Price

BH05RR

5 gallon 100°fixed 4 lbs -10° 120 volts 60 / 120 watts .50 / 1.0 amps yes

CALL

BH05PRO

5 gallon 160°adj. 6 lbs -10° 120 volts 160 watts 1.33 amps yes CALL

330 and 275 Gallon IBC Tote Heater Insulated Blankets

Power blanket Tote series tank heaters are flexible wrap around surface heaters utilizing patented heat spreading technology to deliver a barrier of heat to temperature sensitive materials. Ideal for heating chemicals, rubber, epoxy, resins, water, honey, food, and other temperature sensitive materials.

Includes Thermostat Controller & Insulated Removable Top Cover

Common uses: Material Heating, Tote Warming, Epoxy & Resin Warming, Gas & Oil Heating, Water & Paint Warming.  Heat Chemicals, Honey, Molasses, Food Products, and much more.

275 gallon Tote Heater
330 gallon Tote Heater

CSA & UL Certified

Part# TH275 – 275 gallon Tote Blanket Heater (Adjustable Fit)

Part# TH330 – 330 gallon Tote Blanket Heater (Adjustable Fit)

Part#

Size Weight Temp Min Allowable Temp Voltage Power Current UL/CSA Price
TH275

275 gallon

50 lbs

Up to 160° -10° 120 volts 1440 watts 12.0 amps yes

$1370

TH330

330 gallon 60 lbs Up to 160° -10° 120 volts 1440 watts 12.0 amps yes

$1490

 Removable Top Cover & Thermostat Controller Included with all Powerblanket Tote Heaters

Adjustable Thermostatic Controller
(included with all Pro model Drum/Bucket & Tote Heaters)

Part# GHT2002J – Digital Thermostatic Controller

Part# Description Price
GHT2002J Adjustable Digital Thermostatic Controller CALL

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