Drum and Barrel Heaters


Storing materials in drums and barrels can be problematic for all but the most shelf-stable products. Foods, chemicals, spray foam, epoxies, resins, and other industrial materials often have stringent temperature-range storage requirements. It’s important to store these chemicals at optimal temperatures. Effective drum and barrel heaters eliminate waste and lower costs that arise from damaged materials caused by improper storage. If these fragile materials spend time outside of the ideal temperature zone, the longevity can be drastically reduced, which results in and wasted product. This inflates costs and strains budgets.

Powerblanket’s 55 gallon drum heater, 30 gallon drum heater, and 15 gallon drum heater blankets, and even customized heating blankets all come with temperature control options to enable the best results. Unlike traditional band heaters, Powerblanket has developed the best heat distribution solutions in their drum and barrel heater blankets that heat barrels or drums evenly and consistently. This helps maintain optimum viscosity and flow, while avoiding burning and scorching.

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Select a Barrel Heater Product Class That Fits Your Needs

The Powerblanket® Lite line is designed for heating jobs on a smaller scale. These models feature a lower watt density than Powerblanket or Powerblanket Xtreme products. Rest assured that these heaters are the real deal - they are more energy efficient and safer than other heating elements on the market. Keep your equipment and materials warm in bitter climates so that you don’t lose any production time.

The Powerblanket® product line is designed for any definitive heating job. Each product is built with a rugged vinyl shell that is safe to use in temperatures as low as -20ºF. You can be sure that Powerblanket products will keep your equipment warm when temperatures drop well below freezing.

The Powerblanket® Xtreme line is designed for companies that work in more harsh climates. These heaters are built with a more durable and long lasting vinyl shell, making them safe to operate in temperatures as low as -60ºF. You can ensure these durable heating blankets will protect your equipment and help you maximize your yield through the cold weather.

Connected Drum Heater

Increase Your Control & Peace of Mind with Connected Drum Heaters

Our new line of Connect Series drum heaters come equipped with a smart digital thermostatic controller. This means you can monitor the temperature of your critical materials remotely, get alerts when your products reach thresholds that you set, access important data like time at temperature, electrical current and voltage values…

all from your web browser or smartphone.
Learn more about connected drum heaters

What Makes Our Drum Heaters Better Than Others?

If you are even the least bit experienced with using inferior band heaters to heat or store barrels of chemicals or other materials, you will immediately recognize the superior performance and quality of Powerblanket’s drum heater design. Our simple, single-temp RR Series barrel heaters with patented GreenHeat Technology heat products and materials to a preset 100 degrees Fahrenheit and will consistently maintain materials at that temperature. Powerblanket pro series drum warmers include all the amazing features of the RR series with a few advanced features. Pro series barrel heaters include thermostatic controllers, which allow temperature control from ambient up to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Powerblanket insulating, wrap-around drum and barrel heaters deliver the absolute best value among temperature-controlled heating devices.

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Powerblanket® Drum Heater / Barrel Heater– Outstanding Features:

  • Our barrel heaters work with both steel and poly containers
  • Full wrap-around design provides complete insulation and ensures equal heat distribution
  • Drum warmers deliver safe, uniform heat to expensive materials without overheating or burning
  • Drum heater design reduces product waste among temp-sensitive materials by maintaining consistent storage temperatures
  • Highly energy-efficient GreenHeat Technology™ and design lowers energy-related expenses and overall project and equipment costs


Powerblanket’s barrel heaters / drum heaters are more efficient than band heaters.

The chart below highlights this fact!

Powerblanket vs. Band Heater Graph

Temperature-sensitive materials must be stored within their critical temperature range. Maintaining valuable, volatile substances at temperatures above freezing temperatures can be particularly challenging—especially if you stockpile multiple substances with varied temperature requirements in one climate-controlled location. This problem intensifies if you are on a job or location where the weather is not conducive to hassle-free storage. If you or your company use, transport, or store temperature-sensitive chemicals or other industrial supplies in drums or barrels, you have undoubtedly been vexed by the problems their temperature requirements pose during both storage and application.

If stored properly, chemicals and industrial products last longer and are more effective. In turn, this saves you time, money, and hassle. Powerblanket’s innovative barrel warmers and drum heaters completely outclass all other methods of heating and storing temperature-sensitive materials. The revolutionary design of our barrel heaters and drum warmers provides safe, uniform heat to the entire surface of the container, eliminating hot and cold spots. This will keep the substance maintained inside at the optimal temperature during both storage and use.

Plus, our drum heaters consume less energy than traditional band heaters. Our wrap-around drum warmers’ insulating design, keeps the materials inside within the proper temperature range for as long as you need. Compared to the drastic temperature fluctuations of band heaters, this is huge benefit. Ultimately, this means that Powerblanket barrel warmers cost you less to operate than other heating methods. Plus Powerblanket drum heaters will save you thousands of dollars because you won’t be burning any more product or materials. Download our complete product guide to learn more about our patented heat spreading technology and unique product designs.


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Here’s what one Powerblanket customer has to say:

“We are extremely satisfied with the change to Powerblanket barrel heaters. Powerblanket’s unique technology allows our containers of coatings and materials to be heated evenly and quickly, opposed to band heaters, which concentrate heat in one spot and can char product; sometimes contaminating the entire container and rendering it unusable. Their barrel heaters protect the entire container from ambient conditions thus maintaining optimal operating temperature. In fact, our customers successfully operate in the extreme cold conditions of North Dakota in un-insulated trailers thanks to Powerblanket tote heaters. They use considerably less power than band heaters, have temperature control capability, and are a top quality product.”

Spray-Quip, Inc. Mike Roberts Manager – Howard Marten Fluid Technologies