Heating Solutions for Roofing Material

Are you looking for heating solutions for roofing material? Whether you’re roofing in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, you need to keep your roofing material hot and ready to roll. From adhesives to mineral surfaced roll roofing, the Powerblanket® Hot Box can help you keep your roofing materials warm and ready year round with portable, easy-to-use heating solutions.

Powerblanket hot boxesHeating Solutions for Roofing Material: The Powerblanket Hot Box

Research has shown that installing roofing materials in cold weather can negatively effect the integrity of the roof. Cold temperatures lead shingle glues to have a higher viscosity. This means the glue is too hard to set the shingles together properly. The ductile-to-brittle transition seems to happen in temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and is usually when manufacturers void warranties for roofing products. With a recommended temperature of 70 to 80 degrees to roof, Powerblanket Hot Boxes and temperature controllers can solve the cold weather roofing dilemma.

Ideal temp for roofing materials graphicIn addition, the Powerblanket Hot Box (also known as the Bulk Material Warmer) is a great for countless applications. You can use the economical Hot Box for tar, adhesives, laminates, mineral surfaced roll roofing, and all other roofing materials. This will not only protect your supplies from freezing in cold weather, but will protect from inefficiency. By using the transportable and easy-to-assemble Hot Box and Beacon temperature controller, you can keep your materials at the ideal temperature regardless of what the weather is like.

Moreover, the Powerblanket Hot Box is designed with great structural integrity. Every unit comes with an internal, freestanding frame and can be easily assembled, disassembled, and reassembled. This makes the Hot Box ideal both for long-term storage of palletized product and on-site heating. Additionally, the option for an adjustable thermostatic controller gives you the ability to control the temperature range in order to prevent over or under-heating your product.

hot-box-one-cord, heating solutions for roofing materialPowerblanket® Hot Boxes:

  • Preserves temperature sensitive material
  • Installs quickly and effortlessly, and is compact and portable for storage
  • Heats palletized products: tar, resins, laminate, adhesives, mineral surfaced roll roofing, etc.
  • Features top and side access doors.
  • Is certified to UL and CSA safety standards

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Powerblanket® Hot Box and Curing Blankets for Post Curing

When it comes to post curing, maintaining ideal temperature is a must. And if you’re post curing small to medium sized parts, then you may find yourself using expensive ovens, or else taking a whole lot of time and money to build your own. Thankfully, you don’t need to do either of these with the Powerblanket Hot Box on hand.


Powerblanket Hot Boxes/Bulk Material WarmersThe Powerblanket Hot Box

Our Hot Box product (sometimes referred to as a Bulk Material Warmer) works great at maintaining the needed temperature for post curing small to medium sized parts. Its durable construction allows for secure and lasting installation, while its ease of setup makes it transportable and storable. The Powerblanket Hot Box can be easily assembled, disassembled, and reassembled. It gives you the option of bringing your parts to the Hot Box or bringing the Hot Box to your parts. Our Hot Boxes hold product at a temperature of up to 120° F, and the optional adjustable thermostatic controllers allow temperatures to be controlled with precision.
So if you need to keep your epoxy cures at temperature for prolonged periods of time, a Powerblanket Hot Box just might be the thing for you.


Powerblanket Hot Box pallet warmerOur Premium Hot Box (HB64PRO-1440) Offers:

  • A larger footprint (48” x 48”)
  • An internal steel frame (48” internal height)
  • The highest wattage (1440 Watts)
  • A controller for precise temperature regulation


heated curing blanketsPost Curing with Powerblanket Curing Blankets

Of course, after talking about the Hot Box, you may be thinking: “yeah, but what if what I need to cure is bigger than 48” x 48”? Well, there are two simple answers to this question. Depending on your application needs, we could build a custom size Hot Box for you. But if one of our flat curing blankets would work better, we would certainly suggest this as an option.

If you have curing needs that go well beyond what our Hot Boxes can handle, in regard to size and temperature, then our curing blankets are the ideal answer. Our high-temp flat blankets have high watt densities and produce higher temperatures for post curing epoxies and resins that require ranges beyond 100° F – 120° F, up to 400°F.  What’s more, these blankets can be made to cover large areas simply and effectively. So whether it’s carbon fiber construction, wind blade repair, floor coatings, or some other resin post curing application, Powerblanket has a solution for it.



Powerblanket® Custom Heaters

Custom PowerblanketCustom heaters are an absolute necessity to the year-round continuity of many different industries. However, getting the right custom heating solution for your particular application can be a challenge, not to mention a considerable expense. Thankfully, with Powerblanket custom heaters, you don’t have to worry about either of these speed bumps.

Custom Heaters The Way You Need Them

When it comes to customizing a heating product to an application that requires unique specifications, you can often equate the process to high costs and long turn-around times. However, with Powerblanket’s approach to custom heating solutions, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank or waiting forever for a solution that you needed yesterday. In fact, Powerblanket can turn around a custom heating solution in two weeks’ time. (A lot of the time, we can even do it in one week.)

Powerblanket’s patented technology delivers safe and regulated heat to whatever you need to protect or heat.  Our easy-to-install, durable, and economical heating blankets can cover your assets in the coldest conditions and in the most demanding processes. If you can build it, store it, or use it, we can cover and heat it. The point is, Powerblanket custom heaters can be designed to insulate, protect, and regulate temperature on many, many different applications and in varying circumstances.

If you’re in need of a custom heater for a large storage unit, a tank, a cylinder, a valve, an instrumentation unit, a silo, a piping system, or any other conceivable application, it all starts with giving us a call or filling out a custom heater application. Actually, getting a customized heating solution from us is as easy as:


  1. Contacting us to tell us about the details and needs of your application. (Most of our custom projects start with a simple phone call to one of our reps. After that, you can send any and all information we’ll need to produce the proper heating solution for you. But if you want a more hands off approach, we can come onsite and get all the details on our own.)
  2. Having us design a custom heating solution for your application. (Whether you choose to send us information or decide to have us visit you onsite, we’ll get all the details and feedback we need from you so that our expert design engineers can design the right solution for you.)
  3. Having us build your custom solution and shipping it to you within two weeks. (Sometimes, we can even turn a project around in as little as one week.)


Powerblanket Custom Heaters Offer:

  • Quick turn-around (normally ships within one to two weeks)
  • The ability to answer varying levels of customization
  • Certification to UL and CSA safety standards
  • Easy installation and use

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Custom Tank Heaters: The Perfect Approach to Heating Solutions

custom tank heatersIt would be absolutely ridiculous to assume that all tanks come in the same shapes and sizes, whether they hold water, gas, chemicals, or some other matter. We all know that this simply isn’t the case. While there are certainly standard measurements for specialty gas tanks, water tanks, and others, the range of variance between size, construction, and purpose is vast enough that there simply isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for tank protection. That’s why Powerblanket® Custom Tank Heaters are the perfect approach to the need for a heating solution.


Customized for Your Tanks and Needs

Regardless of the size of your tank, the purpose it serves, or its shape, Powerblanket can help you protect it against cold weather and keep it running at the ideal temperature year round. Our custom approach to providing tailored heating solutions to a myriad of industries and applications has allowed hundreds of customers to protect their precious assets from the ravages of cold weather.

In addition to freeze protection, our custom tank heaters enable increased efficiency in gas and other kinds of tanks. Anywhere flow rates and extraction rates are affected by temperature, Powerblanket custom tank heaters can ensure the flow of liquids and extraction of gas is always at its best. Take, for example, the nature of a gas such as propane.

When gases are stored in tanks, they are stored under considerable pressure. Due to this fact, they reside in the tank in both a liquid and gaseous state. Extracting a gas means you must evaporate some of the liquid and that evaporation process requires an input of heat energy. If the gas extraction rate is fast enough, it could cause the tank to frost up and the extraction to be impeded. However, with a custom Powerblanket propane tank heater you can keep the extraction flowing fast and full, without the side effect of frosting or icing.

What’s more, whether a tank holds gas or liquid, freezing temperatures pose big problems. Using a custom tank heater allows you to fully insulate and heat your tank to whatever temperature is best, regardless of the surrounding climate.


custom Powerblanket tank heater wrapped around a large tankGetting a custom tank heater from Powerblanket is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Contact us with the details of your application.
  2. We’ll design a custom tank heater for your application, based on your information and feedback.
  3. We’ll build your custom solution and ship it to you within two weeks. (Sometimes, we can even turn a project around in as little as one week.)


In the end, there’s no reason to leave your tank out in the cold. Powerblanket can cover it and keep it safe and functioning well through the most inclement weather.



Custom Heating Solutions Don’t Take as Long as You Think

Custom Heating Blankets from PowerblanketOften times when we think of customization, or taking a custom approach to something, the first thing that comes to mind is time. “How long is that going to take?” we ask ourselves. Well, in the case of Powerblanket custom heating solutions, not too long at all. Our custom approach to heating solutions doesn’t take as long as you might think. In fact, in most cases, Powerblanket can turn around a custom project in one to two weeks.


Custom is the Way to Go

Many applications can be adequately covered by our ready-to-ship product line, but there are equally as many projects that need a custom solution. Powerblanket works with many companies in a myriad of industries to supply custom heating solutions to a wide range of needs. So what does a custom heating solution process look like when working with us? We’ll show you.

Powerblanket’s custom heating solutions can be tailored to fit just about any application. If you can build it, produce it, or store it, Powerblanket can cover it. What’s more, completing a custom project with us can be summarized in three easy steps:


  1. Contact us and tell us the details of your application. (Many of our custom projects start with a simple phone call to one of our reps. From here, you can send any and all information we’ll need to form the proper heating solution for you. Additionally, we do offer what we refer to as the white glove treatment. In other words, we can come onsite and get all the details on our own.)
  2. We’ll design a custom heating solution for your application, based on the information and feedback we gather or you deliver to us. (Whether you choose to send us information or want us to come onsite, we will get all the details we need.)
  3. We’ll build your custom solution and ship it to you within two weeks. (Sometimes, we can even turn a project around in as little as one week.)


Case In Point

When Enduraplas’s plastics manufacturing process needed heating assistance, Powerblanket was able to deliver a custom tank heater that increased efficiency beyond expectations. Enduraplas’s manufacturing process uses propane extensively—making their large propane tanks an invaluable asset. However, cold weather threw a real damper on the whole thing, impeding the flow of propane significantly.
With the Poweblanket custom heating solution in place, however, Enduraplas was able to run their manufacturing processes through the coldest of weather.


Gold Coast Yachts is another great example of how Powerblanket custom heating saved immense amounts of time and money. Gold Coast Yachts builds custom, carbon-fiber yachts, and the curing process for the large sections of carbon-fiber frames needs high-temperature exposure for long periods of time. Previous to implementing the Powerblanket custom curing blankets, Gold Coast had to architect, build, and utilize large custom ovens for every cure. In other words, they had to build a large shed around every frame in order to pipe heat into the enclosure and cure the resins at the proper temperature. This process, as you can imagine, took a whole lot of time, manpower, and money. With Powerblanket, however, Gold Coast Yachts was able to save thousands of dollars and hours of time on each project.


When Cenovus turned to Powerblanket to design a custom valve and transmitter heating solution, Powerblanket was able to turn the product around with ease and speed. Powerblanket set out to create a custom heating system that eliminated the risk Cenovus had of losing money to freezing valves and transmitters. After Powerblanket completed the project, Cenovous no longer had to worry about the cost associated with downtime and the thawing of frozen instrumentation and valves.

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Heating and Hazardous Locations

Working in hazardous locations means you have to exercise serious caution regarding procedure, protocol, and equipment usage. What’s more, heating in hazardous locations takes all the more care and detail to make certain you aren’t adding fuel to a potential fire. This is why Powerblanket offers products certified to national safety standards.


CID2Class I Division 1 and Class I Division 2

We understand that hazardous location heating is nothing to take lightly. And we understand that heating products should be engineered to the highest standards of quality and safety. We’ve based our business on this simple reality and are able to customize our safe and innovative heating solutions to a myriad of industries because of it. In fact, our custom heating solutions can be designed and certified to Class I Division 1 (CID1) or Class I Division 2 (CID2) safety standards. We are certified for all four gas Groups, A, B, C, and D and up to a T4 Temperature Classification.  Many people who work in hazardous locations are familiar with these terms. For everyone else, here’s an explanation.

The classifications referenced as CID1 and CID2 regard the operation of electronic equipment in hazardous locations. CID1 is the identifier used for locations where ignitable concentrations of flammable gases, mists or vapors could possibly exist under normal working conditions. This classification also covers locations where the same gases, mists or vapors may exist frequently due to repairs or maintenance in the area. It also includes potential scenarios where gases, mists or vapors could be leaked by faulty or damaged equipment.

CID2, on the other hand, represents all locations where concentrations of flammable gases and/or vapors and/or mists are present in the air under operating conditions outside of the norm. So CID1 covers areas where such hazards are normally present, and CID2 covers areas where such hazards aren’t normally present but certainly could be under abnormal circumstances. Most importantly, if a product is CID1 or CID2 certified, it means that product is safe to use in locations that are CID1 or CID2 rated hazardous locations.

Powerblanket provides products that are certified to either of these hazardous location equipment safety standards. So when it comes to heating in hazardous areas, Powerblanket is both an efficient and safe choice. In addition to these ratings, Powerblanket products are also certified to UL, and CSA standards. Our innovative approach to providing industry-specific heating solutions has helped our customers save a lot of time and resources to safeguard and increase efficiency among the assets that keep their businesses running. So whether it’s freeze protection, viscosity maintenance, curing assistance, or some other heat-related dilemma, Powerblanket can help, even if you operate in a hazardous location.


Propane Tanks and How to Care for Them

Whether you’re a homeowner who relies on propane for heating, or a business leader who uses if for industrial purposes, propane is a versatile and important commodity. However, as helpful as propane is to us, we often overlook the need of caring for our propane tanks year round.


Propane_Tanks_GuideCaring for Your Propane: Tank and All

When it comes to caring for your propane storage, it’s imperative that you have a working knowledge of your tank and all the potential threats that could impede its proper functionality. Understanding the warning signs of a damaged or inefficient tank is important, not only for reasons of economical operation, but for the safety of all involved.

Several factors play into the safe and efficient operation of any size propane tank. These factors include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Shutting off valves when the tank is not in use
  • Keeping reserve tanks at a minimum
  • Not leaving portable propane tanks inside a vehicle
  • Securing portable tanks properly
  • Replacing weathered and/or worn canisters

Knowing how to properly manage all these aspects of propane storage and usage is very important. But there are many other factors to consider, too. Matters such as storage, setup, protection, government regulations, and the warning signs of hazardous circumstances are equally important. For more information on how to care for your propane and the tank in which you keep it. Access our free e-book below.

Certification Labels From Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories


With so much emphasis put on certification labels from Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) it becomes just as important to emphasize how much effort it takes to get such certifications. Knowing a little bit more about the ends and outs will help any consumer feel great about the quality control associated with certified products.


Intertek Test Logo

Partnering With NRTLs

The certification that comes from working with an NRTL is more than just a mere label. In fact, when considering the steps it takes to get such a label, it’s kind of a like a diploma. For those manufacturers whose products are certified by UL, Intertek, CSA, or any other reputable testing laboratory, certification amounts to certain rigorous steps and continuing protocol.

The Design Phase: When a company decides to seek the assistance and support of an NRTL for safety and quality assurance, the partnership begins at the drawing board. That’s right, if a manufacturer of electrical products is going to keep things completely safe and as efficient as possible, then everything begins in the design phase. Regardless of whether you’re paying Under Writers Laboratories (UL), Intertek (the organization behind the ETL mark), or Canadian Standards Association (CSA) to help with the process, every one of them is going to start by first assisting in the creation of the product. Before your product is even testable, an NRTL is going to help you design a product that will function as well as it should, and do so in a completely safe and acceptable manner.

The Testing Phase: Once an NRTL has helped a manufacturer design a product that meets all the national and international safety standards (standards that are determined by consensus among NRTLs and OSHA—in the case of the United States) they then begin a long and rigorous testing process. This is where the distinction, Nationally Recognized TESTING Laboratories, comes from. Because that’s the very thing they do. They send every single product with their label on it through a considerable amount of testing to determine that it is durable, safe, and efficient enough to don their distinctive stamp of approval.

The Audit Phase: Even after a detailed design phase and an extensive testing phase, the work isn’t done for those manufacturers that partner with an NRTL. It’s not a one-and-done approach. For any company to maintain the mark of UL, Intertek, CSA, or any other of the testing labs, they have to maintain protocol with all their standards. This is accomplished by completely unannounced audits on production procedures and compliance with standards.

In other words, for any manufacturer wearing the label, there are regular checkups from the respective NRTL officials to make sure the company is still complying with all the protocols addressed and tested in the design and testing phases. These audits happen at random and are executed to ensure that all products bearing the NRTL’s mark are keeping with the standards that warrant it. How often these audits occur depends on the standards associated with the manufacturer’s product type. For Powerblanket, this means the company is audited extensively four times a year by Intertek.


Powerblanket and Intertek

Powerblanket is proud to be associated with Intertek and to bear the laboratory’s ETL mark. Our company and engineers pass through the extensive steps and expenses necessary to warrant this label because we care about offering efficient and safe products. At Powerblanket, we don’t cut corners or go with the cheapest parts and labor. Because if we did, we wouldn’t be ETL certified.

As much as we know about what we’re doing, which is more than anyone else, we’re happy to work with a third party entity that checks our work and verifies its quality. So here’s to NRTLs everywhere for helping companies maintain the highest level of quality and safety for their valued customers.



The Legal Liability Associated with Non Certified Electrical Products


Do you use electrical products in your operations? Who doesn’t, right? Have you ever stopped to consider what sort of liability you might be held to if these products failed? If you haven’t, then this article can clue you into some interesting information. If you have, perhaps you should read on anyway.


The Legal Liability Associated with Non Certified Electrical Products

Non Certified Electrical Products

What’s in a certification? Well, if you’re working with electrical products, then there’s a lot. The idea of using electrical devices that haven’t been held to any third-party standard should concern us. If it doesn’t, then perhaps we’re putting too much trust in the manufacturer. True, there are great companies out there manufacturing great products, the sort of companies that we can trust, but guess what? They’re the kind of companies that get their products certified.

Does your business or facility answer to OSHA standards? If so, you’ll want to keep something in mind. OSHA safety standards for electrical equipment are as follows: Approved and acceptable equipment is defined in two ways. Either it is certified by an NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory), or else it is the kind of product or equipment that NRTLs don’t certify. If the equipment isn’t certifiable under an NRTL, then to meet OSHA standards, it must be proven to have been inspected and tested by another federal agency. If not federal, then it has to be represented by a state, municipal, or other legal authority responsible for compliance with occupational safety.  

In other words, OSHA doesn’t consider any electrical equipment safe that doesn’t use legitimate third-party verification and certification. If you’re using non-certified electrical products then the safety hazard and failure rate could be a real gamble. What’s more, if you end up with an incident, you could find yourself answering to OSHA on the matter. However, there is an easy solution to this dilemma, and it’s this: don’t buy or work with non-certified electrical product. It’s not worth the risk.

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Beware Of Self Proclaimed Certification Labels


It’s great to have a product that boasts some seemingly reputable validation from a third-party source, but not all certifications are created equal. In fact, some are entirely misleading. When it comes to purchasing products with certification labels, you need to beware of the self-proclaimed certifications being used by some manufacturers.


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The CE Offender

CE, you’ve probably seen the mark before. You’ll find this mark among certification labels on a myriad of electronics. But how many of us know what it is? For example, did you know that CE isn’t a certification at all?

The CE marking is a self-identifying mark that manufacturers place on their products to declare that they are in compliance with the standards of Conformité Européenne (meaning: European Community). The CE mark is used to identify electrical products that are said, and the keyword here is “said”, to fall under the expectations set by European legislation.

However, the unfortunate downside for consumers is that some manufacturers will use this mark as a pseudo certification. Remember, CE is a self-proclaimed mark of compliance. There are no protocols, no testing, and no third-party validation necessary for a product to bare the CE mark. Any manufacturer can stamp it on their product as a claim to safety, but that claim only goes as far as the manufacturer’s word. In other words, the CE mark alone should offer no reassure to a consumer that the product is safe or efficient at what it does. So if you’re considering the purchase of a product that boasts nothing more than a CE mark, you should really reconsider ever getting it in the first place.


The National Electrical Code (Another Misused Mark)

It sounds very legitimate; doesn’t it—the National Electrical Code? But the misuse of this code is even more ridiculous than the first. This common reference is abbreviated as NEC, and is also used by some manufacturers to provide customer assurance where it isn’t warranted. The problem with touting compliance with the National Electrical Code for electronics is the simple fact that it is entirely irrelevant.

The reason for the irrelevance is the fact that the National Electric Code is used as a compliance measure for wiring commercial and residential buildings with electricity. That’s right, buildings. Now how absurd would it be for an electronics manufacturer to say their product complies with the National Electrical Code? The moral of the story, beware of self-proclaimed certification labels.



UL vs. Other Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories


Perhaps you’ve heard of UL before. Maybe you’ve seen their insignia on the electronics you use at work and at home. You might even know what the “U” and “L” stand for. And if you are aware of what Underwriters Laboratories does, then you’re ahead of the average American. But did you know that they aren’t the only show in town?


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UL and Its Competitors

UL (hereafter referred to as Underwriters Labs) is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) that works as a third-party, quality-assurance organization devoted to science safety testing.  A lot of what Underwriters Labs does involves electronics. While many may be familiar with their stamp or organizational mission, Underwriters Labs isn’t the only NRTL in the world. In fact, they’re only one among several. As far as North America is concerned, there are three major companies geared toward enhancing the safety and efficiency of industrial and commercial products.

Of these three, Underwriters Labs is one, CSA (Canadian Standards Association—roughly the Canadian equivalent of UL) is another, and Intertek (also labeled as ETL) is the third. These three organizations are the major forces behind safety certifications for North American based manufacturers, and while manufacturers aren’t required to adhere to their stringent guidelines, all the most reputable businesses do. In other words, if you see products of an electrical nature without one of these important stamps of approval, run from it, and run far.

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The Advantages of Intertek (ETL)

While all three of these organizations are great resources for proper safety certifications, Powerblanket works with Intertek for certain reasons. The primary purpose behind the company’s decision to go with Intertek stems from the locales of industries we serve. With customers throughout the US and Canada (as well as overseas) Powerblanket needed a testing laboratory that met both Canadian and US certification standards. Of the three major Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories mentioned here, Intertek was the clear choice.

While Underwriters Labs strictly adheres to US standards and can couple with Canadian standards, like Intertek, and while CSA is equally supportive of the same expectations in Canada, Powerblanket chose Intertek becuase of how helpful and supportive they are through the certification process. After all, gaining third-party validation from an NRTL isn’t a trite exercise. As is the case with UL and CSA, Powerblanket works with Intertek because of its commitment to quality and safety. All of Powerblanket products have undergone their stringent testing protocols for safety, which means our customers can rest assured they have both an efficient and entirely safe heating solution.



Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories


Have you ever noticed these strange marks branded on your electronics devices, the marks pictured below that is? If you have, have you ever wondered what they mean? Well, they happen to be the insignias of the three most notable Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories.

Certification testing logos


NRTLs is simply a shorter way to say Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories. And of those that exist, the three major NRTLs are UL (Underwriters Laboratories), ETL (once ETL Labs –Electrical Testing Laboratories—now the mark of Intertek), and CSA (Canada Standards Association).

All three of these marks represent an independent and globally recognized laboratory dedicated to the safety of technologies. The common thread all these laboratories have is that they test and help regulate the safe implementation of electrical technologies. From computers to the electronics in vehicles, there laboratories have a hand in it all. In fact, if you’re reading this on a mobile device or a laptop, take a second to look underneath the keyboard or on your tablet or phone and see if you can find one of these insignias somewhere embedded in the plastic. Likely case is that you’ll see one of them, if you’re using a reputable product manufactured in the US or Canada, that is.

UL, ETL, and CSA help to ensure that the product in your hands is safe and efficient. In order to land one of these certifications, manufacturers undergo rigorous measures to meet the guidelines of safety and quality set by these laboratories. Some companies and manufacturers choose to work outside of their guidelines, but if they do, they can’t ensure that they are offering their customers a safe and reliable product.

This is why it’s important for consumers to understand the value of a product that harbors one of these stamps of approval. Any product with a UL, ETL, or CSA stamp means that it has undergone the nationally and globally-recognized standards for health, safety, and environmental concerns.  Any electrical product you buy or operate should have one of these marks on it.

Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories

Powerblanket and Intertek (ETL)

We here at Powerblanket® fully back the efforts of these laboratories and work specifically with Intertek to ensure safety and efficiency in our technology. Powerblanket chooses to work with Intertek because of the compliance they offer for products sold and manufactured in both the US and Canada. (If you look at the logo, the “C” stands for Canada, and the “US” stands for United States). That’s why Powerblanket works through all the qualifications necessary to brand all our products with the ETL mark of approval. Powerblanket engineers know what it takes to make Powerblanket heating solutions both efficient and entirely safe.

Thanks to organizations like Intertek and the others, manufacturers are held accountable for the safety they either do or don’t offer in their products. Powerblanket has always had safety as the primary concern in the production of our standard and custom heating solutions. In other words, Powerblanket offers the safest and most efficient heating blankets on the market.

So from all of us here at Powerblanket, here’s to organizations like Intertek that keep us all a little safer.