At Powerblanket, we provide a myriad of heating solutions through our line of ready-to-ship products, but we also understand that there are many cases where one-size-fits-all simply doesn’t apply. For these situations, Powerblanket offers a custom approach to providing the right heating solution for your product, project, or plan. Powerblanket custom heating solutions provide the best heating solution for a wide variety of applications. Heating, insulating, thawing, and protecting critical materials and equipment from harsh outdoor environments is our specialty.
When you purchase a Powerblanket custom heating solution, you’ll benefit from quick turn-around times and the ability to choose from varying levels of customization. Our products are certified to universal safety standards and are easy to install, use, and store.
So whether you need heaters for your pipeline valves and instrumentation, or you need to keep a frac tank from freezing, our custom approach can provide you with the perfect custom heating solution solution. Just remember: if you can build it, produce it, or store it, Powerblanket can cover it.
After you fill out the custom questionnaire, we’ll take care of the rest. This option includes onsite measurements taken by one of our engineers & additional support throughout the process.
Enduraplas Uses a Custom Powerblanket Heating Solution
When it comes to Enduraplas’s plastics manufacturing process, propane plays a vital role—making their large propane tanks an invaluable asset. In fact, Enduraplas uses enough propane that they need to pigtail two or more tanks together in order to make one large tank. This enables continuity in manufacturing by excluding the necessity for switching connections from an empty tank to a full one. Now if this was the only potential dilemma in their process, Enduraplas may have been able to get along just fine. But there was another problem that threw a big wrench in the works, and that problem was cold weather.
Custom Heating System for Curing Carbon Fiber Yachts
It was June, 2014, and Gold Coast Yachts President, Richard A. Difede, was growing increasingly concerned about the cost and time it was taking for their post curing of large carbon-fiber joints on the yachts the company produces. The epoxy joints needed to cure for an extended period of time at 145° F, and the procedure Gold Coast had been using was time consuming and costly. In fact, it was out right profit hindering.
With large sections of yacht frames needing high-temperature exposure, Gold Coast had to architect, build, and utilize large custom ovens for each cure. The process was akin to building a large shed around each and every frame. Workers used two-by-fours and sheetrock in order to enclose the entire application in a sealed unit that could be pumped with heat. The process, as you can imagine, took a good deal of time and manpower, not to mention the extra costs for equipment.
Custom Heating Solutions for the Pipeline Industry
Cenovus turned to Industrial Electric & Instrumentation (IEI) for options to their pipeline needs. Cory Roysum, their purchasing and quotations manager, contacted Powerblanket to design and create a custom valve and transmitter heating solution. Powerblanket set out to eliminate the risk of Cenovus losing money due to freezing valves and transmitters. When the product was completed, the custom heating blanket wiped out the potential costs associated with downtime: the opportunity cost of not being able to produce product, and the maintenance cost of bringing in someone to thaw frozen pressure transmitters.
Edesia’s and Viscosity Maintenance
Edesia manufactures ready-to-use foods, the types of meals you would find in emergency-preparedness or 72 hour kits. As you can imagine, producing prepacked foods that are easy to transport and that have the necessary shelf life is a big undertaking. Making these foods both tasteful and nutritious is of considerable importance too. In order for Edesia to accommodate a lot of the necessary blends the company creates, their processes make substantial use of a very integral ingredient—that ingredient being palm oil.
Palm oil, however, can be difficult to deal with. The oil begins to solidify as high as 31° C, or 87° F. This means that at room temperature, palm oil is highly viscous. In order for Edesia to use palm oil in their food processing, it has to be heated to a minimum of 50° C. That’s 122° F.
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