Eastern Reliability

Tank, Pipe, & Valve Heating

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:

  1. Tanks should always have a liquid level sensor to shut off the heater as the hotter the solution gets the more expansion takes place and the greater the likely hood of a fractured tank.
  2. Acids cause corrosion and buildup on the heater sheath, which can cause overheating and heater failure. If the fluid is thick and viscous, low watt density is acceptable, whereas light oil could tolerate sheath watt densities to 30 W/sq. in. to 40 W/sq. in.
  3. Temperature control and liquid level sensors are a must-have in any plastic tank as if there is tank failure (i.e. solution empties from the tank) then the level safety device will shut the heater off safely.

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.

We Offer a Full Range of Products for Any Tank, Pipe, or Valve Heating Application.

  • Immersion and circulation heaters
  • Heat trace products
  • Hot water/oil steam boilers
  • Insulated and heated tank blankets
  • Class 1, Div. 2 heaters
  • Corrosion resistant heaters
  • Tank heater
  • Heated valve covers
  • MI cable
  • Heat transfer systems
  • FRP tank heating panels
  • Epoxy laminated heating panels (flat foil resistive elements)
  • Premium warranty
  • Controls and sensors

Chromalox
Hotfoil EHS Industrial Heating
UniTherm Insulation Systems
Danfoss

Immersion Heater in Steel Storage Tank

Large immersion heater with removable elements in steel storage tank.

Pipe & Valve Heating - Electric Heat Tracing

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.

Industrial Heat Trace Cable Applications

  • Pipe freeze protection
  • Process pipe temperature maintenance
  • Hot water maintenance

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.