How Can Powerblanket Help My Oil or Gas Company?

Cold weather can pose real problems to a company in the oil or gas industry. Wasted time, lost profits, and drops in efficiency can all hurt your business. Powerblanket can help.

Powerblanket is the leading provider of standard and custom-designed industrial heating blankets. No matter what equipment you need to keep warm, Powerblanket can get you what you need. Watch the oil and gas overview video to find out about some of our products and how they have helped companies like yours.

 

 

Transcript: In the oil and gas industry, winter means frozen pipes and faulty equipment. Ever considered how much cold weather costs your business?

McADA did. As a frac fluids heating company, the company used to heat its truck mounted propane tanks with tarps and space heaters. It was a slow process and limited the number of customers they could serve. They turned to Powerblanket for a better solution.

 

With Powerblanket heaters, McADA now services customers faster, even in colder conditions, and reduced its service costs while growing its business. The custom heaters paid for themselves in just two weeks.

Or consider a large energy service provider that faced losing thousands of dollars in profits a day if their wellhead pressure transmitters froze. Powerblanket stepped in and designed custom heaters that eliminated the threat of frozen pressure transmitters–forever.

Powerblanket® heaters can be tailored or custom designed to fit any job, and any weather condition. Face cold weather with confidence. Let Powerblanket weatherproof your business for good.

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Powerblanket Addresses Problems With Propane Tanks In Cold Weather

Powerblanket, propane tank heating blankets provide the combined benefits of heat energy generation, heat retention, insulation and even distribution.

Among the innovative products featured by Powerblanket are its propane tank heating systems. When it comes to the use of propane to operate equipment during cold weather one needs to be prepared to address a number of challenges. Some of these challenges are:

  • Low tank pressure
  • Reduced tank vaporization capability
  • Restricted heat transfer
  • Frost build up on tank from moisture/precipitation
  • Freezing equipment

As one would imagine these challenges are compounded by the fact that during extreme cold conditions the demand is typically at its peak. Being aware of the challenges that affect propane tank performance allows you to take the necessary precautions to ensure optimum performance and reduce downtime or project delays. Powerblanket propane tank heating blankets are an ideal solution to problems caused by extreme environmental conditions.

While it may be physically impossible to replace the lost heat energy in the atmosphere itself, it is possible to provide heat to the tank or vessel to minimize the loss of pressure within the tank. This in turn can improve the vaporization rate and thus the efficiency factor. This becomes more important when using tanks of greater size and capacity. It’s been proven that only the portion of the tank that comes in direct contact with the liquid has the capacity to transfer heat. That can be quite costly, as it results in having to keep the propane levels almost full most of all the time. Unless you’re able to control moisture and thus frost build up on the exterior of the tank. Using Powerblanket propane tank heaters results in a cost-savings benefit that minimizes tank fills while improving propane utilization.

Propane tanks can come in various sizes and configurations. For this reason Powerblanket not only offers heating solutions for standard sized propane tanks but also the ability to produce custom heaters for propane tanks of any size. When your cold weather applications require innovate heating solutions for propane tanks, think of Powerblanket.

The Effect of Temperature on Concrete Strength

Effect of Weather on Concrete StrengthThe Effect of Temperature on Concrete Strength

Temperature control makes a tremendous difference in early concrete strength performance. In cold weather, concrete temperatures should be controlled with powerblanket™ concrete curing blankets to ensure proper compression strengths are reached as soon as possible. The sooner the concrete reaches the proper strength, the sooner the construction process can continue.

Here’s a breakdown of strength gains after three days at various temperatures:

Temperature – Compressive Strength (psi)

70°F – 2,700

60°F – 2,150

50°F – 1,600

40°F – 1,200

30°F – 850

20°F – 400

To ensure optimal concrete strength, here are some tips for cold weather placements:

  • Use a heated or warm concrete mix.
  • Don’t allow the concrete to freeze – use powerblanket™ concrete curing blankets to control temperature.
  • Don’t place concrete on a frozen sub-grade – use powerblanket™ concrete curing blankets to control temperature.
  • Protect concrete from excessive drying.
  • Incorporate accelerators to maintain strength and normal set time.
  • Avoid rapid changes in concrete temperature with powerblanket™ concrete curing blankets.

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