Spray Foam Cooling Solutions: Powerblanket® ICE

Polyurethane spray foam is an extremely useful product. It insulates our homes, offices, and other structures from uncomfortable fluctuations in temperature. It keeps the cool in during the summer and the warm in during the winter. But as great as spray foam is at maintaining internal temperatures, spray foam itself is a very temperature-sensitive liquid prior to and during application.This is why you need spray foam cooling solutions for the summer months.

spray foam cooling box coolerSpray Foam Application in the Summer

If you’re in the spray foam business, then the above information is no news to you. However, what might be news to you is that Powerblanket offers total temperature control for your spray foam year round. Whether you’re applying in the spring, summer, fall, or winter, we’ve got you covered. Since we’re approaching the hotter months, though, let’s talk about spray foam application in the summer and the benefit of using our spray foam cooling solutions.

The hot summer months can affect spray foam yield and functionality considerably. Just about every spray foam will substantially reduce its yield potential as it nears 90 °F and higher.  That’s why Powerblanket offers innovative cooling systems for spray foam storage and application during the hot summer months.

With the new and revolutionary Powerblanket ICE spray foam cooling blanket, you can efficiently regulate the temperature of your spray foam in the scorching conditions of summertime application. To be quite frank, spray foam cooling has never been so easy. With spray foam cooling solutions designed specifically for spray foam applicators and storage units, you can keep your spray foam at ideal temperature all the time.

Powerblanket Ice Cooling ProductsPowerblanket ICE Benefits:

  • Increase your spray foam yield and the profitability of each application (Keeping your spray foam at ideal temperature during hot weather will allow you to maintain high yield.)
  • Eliminate expensive downtime caused by overheated spray foam (If you arrive onsite with overheated foam, you’ll lose lots of time waiting for it to cool.)
  • Increase business continuity and profit by enabling application continuity through the hot weather (In other words, you won’t waste any application time, because your foam will be cool and ready to go.)
  • Protect your biggest asset from damage and waste (If you’re spray foam is left at extreme temperatures long enough, it could become permanently damaged.)

Features of Powerblanket ICE Spray Foam Cooling Solutions:

  • Powerblanket ICE uses Powerblanket patented heat-spreading technology in reverse to draw heat away from the spray foam container in order to cool the spray foam itself.
  • Powerblanket ICE covers and insulates with the same robust system used in the Powerblanket heating products.
  • Both the ice box and chiller-driven systems are portable and easy for onsite use (120VAC required).
  • Powerblanket ICE allows you to control the temperature of bulk spray foam materials with ease.
  • Blankets can be left installed and running while spray foam containers are in use. (Applying spray foam in the heat of summer is simple and efficient with Powerblanket ICE.)

Spray Foam Cooling Solutions for Your Year Round Business

Person Applying Spray Foam to Vaulted RoofFreezing temperatures can really put a halt on your spray foam business. However, hot weather can do just as much to disrupt the continuity of your operations. Spray foam that sits in temperatures over 90° F will not yield as much as spray foam that’s at or below room temperature. This is because spray foam activates due to a chemical reaction that produces heat. If it’s already hot outside, the spray foam will react too quickly, and won’t have time to bond to the surface it needs to insulate. This can lead to the foam pulling up and not sealing what it needs to for proper insulation.

Spray Foam in the Summer

The business of spray foam is a year round endeavor: rain, snow, sleet or hail. With that in mind, Powerblanket® has long provided the industry with innovative heating solutions to keep you running efficiently through the cold months. But as you know, hot weather can have a detrimental effect on your spray foam too. That’s where our new cooling solutions come in.

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How do you keep your spray foam protected from the heat of the summer months?

Alongside our spray foam heating solutions, we now offer an equally innovative line of cooling solutions for the spray foam contractor. Our new North Slope Chillers product line enables you to keep your spray foam at ideal temperatures, even in the hottest summer weather.

North Slope Chiller’s Fluxwrap Features:

  • Blankets use Powerblanket’s patented heat spreading technology in reverse to draw heat away from the container, thereby cooling the product inside Blanket outer shell and insulation are the same as the robust system used in Powerblanket products.
  • All three types of cooling products are portable (Both the ice box and chiller driven systems require 120VAC).
  • We can provide North Slope Chiller cooling products for custom applications quickly and cost effectively, just like our heating products. Just get us the details and we can have a product in your hands in just a few weeks.
  • North Slope Chillers Fluxwrap and ChillerControl temperature of spray foam bulk materials, and…
    • Increase yields (Bulk materials over 90° F will reduce yields for most spray foams.)
    • Maintain foam quality (Hot bulk material can decrease foam tenacity and increase foam density).
    • Decrease foam application time (Increasing foam quality decreases application time).
  • Eliminate time waiting for spray foam bulk materials to cool…
    • Keep materials cool in storage, during transit and during use, avoid losing hours or even days waiting for material to cool.
  • Blankets can be left installed and running while material containers are in use.

The new line of North Slope Chillers’ spray foam cooling solutions come in lower cost, mid-grade, and premium options.

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Spray Foam Solutions for the Spray Foam Industry

With the continual growth of the spray foam industry, it is of increasing importance that you have the right spray foam solutions in place. Read on to learn five essential tips and tricks to running a successful spray foam business.

Spray Foam Solutions for Every Business

The spray foam industry continues to grow. If you are in the spray foam business, then perhaps this does not come as any news to you. You would have heard about the upward climb of business and opportunities, and maybe it has all translated into additional work and return for your own operation. Hopefully, this is the case, but do you find yourself asking questions about how best to run your spray foam operations year round?

There are several factors to consider when running a successful spray foam business, and how to best operate during the colder months is one major point to address. Usually spray foam application slows considerably during the winter, or else comes to a screeching halt. This is due to the temperature-sensitive nature of polyurethane spray foam. There are solutions and technologies in place to remedy this in a very effective and economical way. To find out more about spray foam equipment heaters and more, access our five step guide to running a successful spray foam business.

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Your Spray Foam Business: Increase the Yield

An increased yield in spray foam means an increased yield in profits. Ensuring the best yield from your spray foam requires optimal operation, regardless of ambient temperatures.

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Factors Affecting Yield

Making sure you get the most mileage out of your spray foam is essential for the growth and longevity of your business. More yield in your foam means less expense per square foot, which then equates to the highest possible profit margin.

However, cold weather can drastically affect the yield of your product. For proper application your tank temperature has to be above 70°F / 21°C for 24 hours before application. Failure to keep your tank at the proper temperature means the foam’s density will be compromised and the application will be less than favorable—if possible at all.

Obviously, in order to get your spray foam up to a workable temperature during the winter months, you will need to heat it up. Conventional suggestions for this practice involve storing your foam in a heated space. But this method could take up to 36 hours to bring the product to the proper temperature—not to mention it is expensive to have keep the ambient air in your storage space high enough to heat the foam to 70°F / 21°C.

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A Better Option

With Powerblanket Spray Foam Heaters, you do not have to worry about a 36-hour window for heating your foam, nor do you have to allocate the costs of maintaining a high temperature in your storage space. Simply wrap a Powerblanket Spray Foam Heater around your spray-foam bin, and shortly, your product will be ready for use at an optimal application temperature.

This approach saves significant time and cost. Likewise, it will maintain an ideal temperature without the risk of declining temperatures during application or scorching and overheating.

 

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Powerblanket Spray Foam Heater Features:

  • Full coverage for your spray-foam kit boxes and spray foam cylinders
  • Evenly heat the foam from all sides for consistent performance
  • Well-insulated unit to keep heat from leaking out
  • Equipped with safety certifications, including a UL listing (in the U.S.) and CSA (in Canada)

Learn even more about optimizing your yield with our free ebook, “5 Steps to Running A Successful Spray Foam Business: The Ultimate Guide”

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