Powerblanket® instrumentation heaters and pressure transmitter (PT) heaters ensure the functionality of pipelines and instrumentation gauges in extreme weather.
A direct source of consistent heat is the best way to avoid frozen pressure transmitters and instrumentation along outdoor pipelines. Regardless of what the instrumentation equipment is measuring, you must prevent freezing to avoid damage to the sensitive control valves, pressure gauges, and data-collection devices—especially during times when the pipelines are inactive and nothing is flowing through them. Pressure transmitters and other instrumentation equipment will cease to function below certain temperature thresholds.
To prevent pipes and valves from freezing, a safe electrical heating source with temperature controls that evenly distributes heat and maintains a consistent temperature is needed. Powerblanket PT heaters are an environmentally friendly heating solution that protects outdoor pipelines in oilfields, water treatment plants, paper mills, mining operations, and other industrial applications. Powerblanket heaters have a durable outer vinyl shell with cinch straps that hold them securely in place, allowing you to install them quickly and remove them just as easily.
In contrast, traditional instrumentation heating systems are labor-intensive and permanent installations that restrict access to transmitters, gauges, and instruments.