Painting contractors working in the cold have a new option to keep their coatings, concrete and other materials at the optimal temperature: drum and bucket warmers by Powerblanket.
The warmers are an alternative to conventional band heaters, warming ovens and blowers for heating materials stored in plastic, metal and other containers, according to Powerblanket, a Salt Lake City-based provider of heating and insulation technologies.
The warmers use the company’s patented GreenHeat Technology, which maintains viscosity and flow for paint, chemicals, water and other stored liquids. The heat spreading system is designed to provide efficient, uniform distribution of heat while consuming low levels of energy.
Containers can be rapidly and consistently warmed without creating hot and cold spots, the manufacturer says.
How They Work
Powerblanket drum and bucket warmers are designed to provide maximum freeze protection by maintaining a desired temperature through an evenly heated area, preventing product waste and reducing downtime.
The insulated full-wrap design keeps heat in and cold out, working on both metal and poly drums and buckets year-round.
Powerblanket warmers operate from a standard 120-volt electrical source and are certified to UL/CSA/CE safety standards. The product line fits 55-, 30- and 15-gallon drums and five-gallon buckets.
A PRO model comes with an adjustable thermostatic controller that allows customers to set and manage material temperatures from ambient up to 160°F / 71°C (±2°F / 1°C).
The Rapid Ramp model will quickly heat and keep materials at a temperature of 100°F / 38°C (±10°F / 6°C). These units use full amps to reach temperature, then “ramp” down to about half of the current to maintain that temperature.
Established in 2005, Powerblanket provides heating technology for a variety of industrial applications, including industrial and manufacturing temperature control, ground thawing, and concrete curing.
More information: www.powerblanket.com.