Viscosity Maintenance In Hot or Cold Weather

We’re on the subject of viscosity maintenance again, and for good reason too. The matter is one that needs to be addressed year round, in both hot and cold weather. However, this time we’re talking about maintaining the proper viscosity of your liquids under all perceivable circumstances, whether in room temperature, on cold or hot days.

process coolingViscosity Maintenance Has Two Sides

In previous articles, we’ve discussed viscosity maintenance as it applies to maintaining low viscosity levels in your liquids through the use of Powerblanket heating products. Of course, the reason we’ve talk so much about this is because it’s pertinent to so many scenarios. However, maintaining low viscosity levels is only half the story when it comes to the entire viscosity conundrum. Some operations and product maintenance require the other side of the spectrum. In other words, Powerblanket can help with maintaining high viscosity levels as well through its cooling products under the brand of North Slope Chillers, formerly known as Powerblanket ICE.

If you store or use liquids that need to be very low in viscosity, then Powerblanket heating solutions can help you keep your liquids at temperatures high enough to keep the viscosity of the liquid very low. But, if the opposite challenge is your concern, North Slope Chillers can help there too. Our new North Slope Chillers cooling products can keep your liquids cool enough to maintain high viscosity levels, even in really hot weather.

If the liquids you’re storing are at risk of losing their viscous qualities when the temperatures rise, then North Slope Chillers is going to be an invaluable ally for your operations. North Slope Chillers comes in three performance levels and will help you keep your liquids cool and viscous, even in really hot weather.

The Benefits:

  • Keep your liquids cool during hot weather, maintaining viscous qualities and eliminating spoiled product
  • Eliminate downtime associated with lost viscosity and the need for expensive cooling interventions
  • Increase output and profit by increasing operational efficiency

North Slope Chillers Features:

  • North Slope Chillers uses Powerblanket patented heat-spreading technology in reverse to draw heat away from the container and cool the contents inside, a critical feature in process cooling.
  • North Slope Chillers covers and insulates your container with the same robust system used in the Powerblanket heating products.
  • All three performance levels of North Slope Chillers, the ice pack, ice box, and chiller-driven systems are portable (120VAC required).
  • North Slope Chillers allows you to control the temperature of bulk materials with ease:
    • Increase yields (Bulk materials that sit at high temperatures will reduce yield for most viscous liquids. With North Slope Chillers, you can bring the temperature down, and keep it there.)
    • Maintain the viscous quality of your liquids
    • Decrease operational inefficiencies
  • Blankets can be left installed and running while bulk material containers are in use.

For more information, call (866) 826-2993 or email [email protected].


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James Rogers

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