FREEZE PROTECTION AND VISCOSITY CONTROL FOR TANKS AND VESSELS IN HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS
A cost-effective and simple way to reduce viscosity and protect against cold weather in hazardous-area locations
Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from petroleum sources. Some of these chemicals are obtained from resources such as coal, natural gas, corn, or even sugar cane. The two most common petrochemical classes are olefins and aromatics and they are the building-blocks used to manufacture a wide range of everyday materials such as solvents, detergents, adhesives, plastics, resins, fibers, elastomers, lubricants, and gels. Throughout petrochemical processing plants, there are many chemicals and gasses kept in storage tanks. Unfortunately, petroleum-based chemicals can thicken or freeze and are difficult to work with at lower temperatures, which could lead to clogging or starving production areas. To complicate matters, these chemicals are often processed and stored in hazardous-area locations and therefore require hazardous-area-rated heating products.
BriskHeat SRX hazardous-area silicone blankets are rated for Class 1 Divisions 2 Groups A, B, C and D locations, and can prevent viscosity or freezing problems caused by cold weather for chemicals stored in tanks and vessels. They can be symmetrically attached to the outside of tanks using the built-in PSA (pressure-sensitive adhesive). SRX blankets are constructed with extra layers of silicone, high-limit thermostats, and conduit fittings at lead exit points for added safety. Additionally, they have an ingress protection rating of IP54 so they are suitable for outdoor use. A hazardous-area-rated temperature controller is required for use with SRX heating blankets and BriskHeat offers temperature controller options depending on the specific requirements of the applications.
Insulation is always recommended to maximize heat and energy efficiency. BriskHeat’s Silver- Series removable cloth insulators provide the perfect combination of easy installation and thermal efficiency. They are quickly installed and easily removed for convenient maintenance access. They are constructed of a durable and moisture resistant polymer-coated cloth to suit a wide variety of applications. The Silver-Series insulators are available in a variety of sizes and configurations for tanks and vessels and may even include built-in magnets for easy installation.
SRX hazardous-area silicone heating blankets are often commonly used as enclosure heaters for control panels located in hazardous areas.
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