Tired of your IBC totes freezing? When it comes to storing chemicals and industrial materials during cold weather, you have to make sure your products stay in tip top shape. Many chemicals are particularly temperature sensitive and have stringent guidelines for storage. At the very best, you have your IBCs in a storage facility somewhere, or you use drum ovens. Both of these options can be super pricy and lack precision in temperature control. That’s why Powerblanket® makes a top-of-the-line tote heater.
The Proper Tote Heater
If you’re already familiar with storing chemicals and other temperature-sensitive materials but have never heard of a tote heater (also known as IBC heater), then perhaps you’re storing your products in expensive, space-limited tote or drum ovens. A far more economical option comes by making use of IBC heaters.
IBC Heater Vs. Tote Oven
In contrast to an oven, IBC heaters provide an equal amount of heat control, at a fraction of the cost. The proper tote-heating solution comes in the form of a simple vinyl blanket that allows for equal, consistent, and regulated heat distribution. However, not all IBC heaters are created equal. The absence of certain features can make or break the blanket’s efficiency.
Important IBC Heater Features
Important characteristics to look for in an IBC heater is an electrical plug for common outlets and an insulated lid. A heater without an insulated lid leads to heat escaping. This would happen through the gap between the support cage and the tank, as well as through the top of your heater. Powerblanket insulated lids ensure this space stays tightly sealed, and that the heat stays circulating inside.
Water-Resistant Vinyl Shell
Powerblanket heaters have a tough vinyl shell that wraps around the IBC easily and securely, so it has full protection. The vinyl shell itself makes the unit easy to maintain and clean. Powerblanket tote heaters can be used in temperatures as low as -20º F, and they’re water-resistant, so outdoor storage is no longer an issue.
Size Versatility and Temperature Control Thermostat
Powerblanket tote heaters will fit any size IBC, and they come in two standard sizes: 275 gallons and 330 gallons. However, if you need a more specific size, Powerblanket can also custom-design tote heaters to fit your needs. Every tote heater comes with a pre-adjusted thermostat for convenience or an adjustable thermostat for more control. Either way, you’re getting a quality, dependable thermostat that secures your unit against overheating. This gives you the assurance that your products are stored properly, and saves you time, money, and hassle.
Powerblanket IBC Heaters
Some manufacturers will sell the lid to their IBCs as an add-on feature, requiring an additional purchase, but Powerblanket IBC Heaters come as a complete package—lid included. When you purchase an IBC from Powerblanket, you don’t need to worry about any add-ons, accessories, or additional components. Our IBC heaters are ready to use to their full potential right away. What’s more, only Powerblanket IBC heaters are equipped with our patented technology—offering an even and consistent distribution of heat that is far more efficient than traditional heat trace technology.
Powerblanket IBC / Tote Heaters Standout Features:
- Easy installation
- Safely heats a wide variety of materials
- Distributes heat evenly
- Certified to UL/CSA/CE standards
- Includes a thermostatic controller to prevent accidental overheating
Let us know in the comments what other issues you have when heating material in IBC totes! In conclusion, we want you, our customer, to be happy. We strive to do that through excellent products like the Powerblanket Tote Heater.