Isopad offers a range of drum and base heaters that provide a reliable way to reduce viscosity, protect stored product from frost and enable product removal. Available in both nonhazardous and hazardous area versions with reliable temperature control, Isopad drum heaters offer the ideal heating solutions for viscous products stored in drums, for example: adhesives, asphalt, waxes/paraffin, chemicals, chocolate dyes and varnishes. Three types of drum heaters are available a metal drum heater, a soft jacket drum heater and a silicone drum heating band.
Metal drum heater design
Isopad drum heaters have a unique “clam shell” design and castors. Heaters can simply be wheeled up to and closed around the drum, eliminating overhead lifting. The clam shell design allows the heater to be stored open, against a wall taking up less space. Castors are antistatic and have parking brakes to prevent heater movement whilst in use. Supplied as a complete unit with integral insulation and lid, the Isopad drum heater is very efficient with the added benefit of allowing the drum to be heated at or close to where the product is needed. Manufactured in heavy gauge sheet steel with a double skin construction housing, the electric heating elements cover the entire inner surface. The heating elements are provided with reinforced thermal insulation to prevent heat loss through the outer wall. Inner walls are painted with a thermally conductive paint to give maximum heat transfer.
Compatible drum materials
Isopad drum heaters can be used with ferrous and plastic drums as heat is provided via an electric heating element as opposed to induction heating.
Isopad drum heaters are designed to reduce energy consumption through a combination of thermal insulation and temperature control. The drum heater is the entire length of the drum and the surface is in close proximity to the drum itself which minimises the power required to heat the product, particularly in comparison to drum ovens or shorter drum heaters.
Heating in hazardous areas
Isopad drum heaters are available with IECEx and ATEX system approval. Drum and base drum heaters for hazardous areas are equipped with a self-regulating heating system negating the need for a separate temperature limiting device.
Soft jacket drum heater
Isopad soft jacket drum heaters are designed to wrap around a drum and combine the convenience of quick heating time and the precision of a digital controller. Fastened with hook and loop Velcro fastening and insulated with glass silk cloth, these heaters can heat up to 232°C.
Silicone drum heating band
Silicone band heaters consist of a resistance heating cable and silicone carrier. There are two versions available, one with an internal Pt100 sensor and temperature limiter to 180°C and the other with a built-in adjustable thermostat with a control range from 10°C to 218°C.
Process temperature up to 300° C with short heating times.
Highly efficient solutions with a perfect combination of performance, insulation and temperature control.
Energy efficient layout by customized design.
Long lifetime thanks to the continual high quality of fabrication and optimized control of the heating cables.
Complete order processing and production of heating cables and heating tapes in Heidelberg (Made in Germany)
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Drum and base drum heaters IDR, IBDR, IDR-IBDR-CON (to 300°C)
These types of Isopad drum and base drum heaters are used to provide medium flow and process temperature in ordinary environments.
The special design including a high powered resistance heating cable embedded in a solid metal housing ensures maximum power output at operating conditions. These heating units can be used for higher temperatures and faster heating times. These heaters are designed for standard drum sizes of 200L.
The drum heater is made out of a two-piece metal housing to be opened and closed via hinges and fasteners, resting on special castors. The solid design ensures stable operation even on unlevelled surfaces. The metal housing carries the heating cable and evenly distributes the temperature to the drum. A mechanical thermostat regulates the operating temperature. Each drum heater includes a lid. and it is recommended to use this insulated lid to reduce heat loss.
Base Drum Heater
The base drum heater is a perfect addition to the drum heater to prevent heat loss from below. A metal housing carries the heating cable and evenly distributes the temperature to the drum. A cast aluminum mechanical thermostat regulates the operating temperature ensuring maximum safety during operation.
Drum and Base Drum Heater Unit
A combination of a drum and base drum heater has been developed to use only one single control mechanism. The Base drum heater can be connected to the drum heater and is thereby controlled by one thermostat. This unit has been designed for drum sizes of 200L. For hazardous area drum heater systems see our FIDR-SR/FIBDR-SR datasheet.
Hazardous area drum and base drum heaters FIDR-SR, FIBDR-SR (to 120°C)
These Isopad drum and base drum heaters are used to provide medium flow and process temperatures in hazardous environments.
The special design including a self-regulating heating cable embedded in a solid metal housing, ensures maximum in safety under operating conditions. With this design, an additional temperature limiter is not necessary. These heaters are designed for standard drum sizes of 200 L and are fully system approved by Baseefa according to the latest ATEX and IECEx standards.
The drum heater is made out of a two-piece metal housing to be opened and closed via hinges and fasteners, resting on conducting castors. The solid design ensures stable operation even on unlevelled surfaces. The metal housing carries the heating cable and evenly distributes the temperature to the drum. A mechanical thermostat regulates the operating temperature Each drum heater includes a lid, and it is recommended to use this insulated lid to reduce heat loss.
Base Drum Heater
The base drum heater is a perfect addition to the drum heater to prevent heat loss from below. A solid alminium plate carries the heating cable and evenly distributes the temperature to the drum. An electromechanical thermostat regulates the operating temperature. The framework is made out of solid steel and comes with castors for easy transportation. For ordinary area drum heater systems see our IDR, IBDR/IDR-IBDR-CON datasheet.
Soft jacket drum heater IDR-G (to 200°C)
Isopad IDR-G soft jacket drum heaters are designed to wrap around a drum and heat the contents.
They are insulated to maximize heat efficiency. These combine the convenience of rapid heating and the precision of a digital controller to present you with a practical, efficient means of freeze protection, viscosity control, and maintaining materials at elevated temperatures. Drum heaters of the Series IDR-G are intended for use only in dry, indoor areas. For more details and special design, please contact your local representative.
Silicone drum heating band IDR-SM (to 218°C)
Heaters are often used to promote effective processing of high viscosity media or gases in barrels, drums, or gas cylinders.
These silicone heating bands are a simple, lowcost way to heat drums and gas bottles. There are two versions available. One (Version A) is supplied with an internal Pt100 sensor and temperature limiter up to 180°C. The other (Version B) is supplied complete with a built-in adjustable thermostat with a control range from 10°C to 218°C. An external control-box is available.