When your storage or processing tank needs heating capability, we have the heating solution for you. Over-the-side, L-shaped, or bottom, flanged heaters or heat transfer panels can be retrofitted to your existing tank or added to a new system. Our electric heating solutions can be applied to tanks that serve the chemical, food, wastewater, dairy, pharmaceutical, brewing industries, and many other applications.
Specifically, when specifying heaters for polypropylene (PP) tanks, things to keep in mind are:
Due to the precise control of temperature and heat distribution required for liquid storage conditions, electric tank heaters are usually the most cost-effective in storage tank applications. Each industrial heater solution is designed for the specific application and optimized to ensure high performance results as we must account for temperatures, viscosity of the fluid, corrosive nature of the fluid, tank insulation, and the overall operating conditions and project requirements.
Heat tracing is used to counteract the heat lost from process equipment and piping through its insulation. A heat tracing system is a group of process equipment and piping, which is heat traced and controlled in a logical and economical manner. When industrial process piping and vessels must be maintained above the ambient air temperature, electric heating cable is the best solution for this application. Cables range in the maximum maintenance temperature from 150°F for self-regulating to 1100°F for Mineral Insulated cables.
Self-regulating heating cables provide safe, reliable heat tracing for freeze protection of pipes, valves, tanks, and similar applications and are approved for use in hazardous locations.
Constant wattage heat trace cables are ideally suited for applications where a particular watt density is required at all times as it is an ideal choice for higher-temperature applications where higher watt densities are required.
Mineral insulated heating cables are the most rugged heating cable product as it is constructed of a solid series resistor element embedded in highly compacted mineral insulation, MI cables are built to handle high-temperature, high-wattage applications.
Most valves and pumps are built to last a long time, and can withstand considerable fluctuations in temperature. However, if the valves/pumps in your piping or tank system are exposed to extreme cold for a prolonged period of time, extreme cold can affect their functionality in a serious way.
To prevent freezing in pipes, valves, manifolds, and instrumentation, we tailor our custom and off the shelf pipe and valve heaters to fit exactly around your valves, manifolds, and instrumentation. These heaters provide durable insulation and evenly distributes consistent heat and are easy to install and remove when necessary.
Using electric heating blankets is the most cost effective way to manage heating valves and pumps as the installation cost is very reasonable and we can design in a thermostat so that it can apply instant heat and only operate when needed.
We work with our sister company, Liberty Electric Products, which has more than 40 years of experience in electric heating solutions for chemical and industrial tanks. We will work with you to design the most cost-effective heating system for your application after we discuss with you the specifics of the project. Working with one company on the tank and the heater provides our customers with one point of contact to ensure that the project goes smoothly.