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A NEW DRUM HEATER

A NEW DRUM HEATER absorption qualities of the drum contents and to the thermostat setting. A NEW The warmer is designed for heavy industrial use and consists of two semi-circular segments each made up of three concentric members of 20 and 16 gauge steel DRUM HEATER rigidly joined together. Insulation is by means of fibreglass, two inches thick, and the interior of the TH E value of drum heaters in the lubricating heater is spray coated with 600 deg. F. aluminium oil and grease industry is considerable, paint. External dimensions are 34 in. outside diameter, and 31½ in. high. The unit sits one inch although their use in most industries employing above the floor, is on castors, and is sufficiently well barrels and drums is quite general. Oil companies, and their customers, who desire to effect rapid insulated to allow use on wooden floors. In fact, it emptying of grease have, in the past, often had to is designed throughout for really safe use. It can employ gas heaters with their consequent fire hazards. be used on single or 3-phase supply, no voltage control More recently, drum heaters electrically operated and panel being required. Approximate weight is 135 lb. economical to run, have been marketed. The drum The Drum Heater incorporates a Stabilag Jacket heater described here is just one adaption of the used as a radiant heater, but most applications for well-known Stabilag Infra-Red Heating Jackets these jackets call for their use as an intimate contact which have very many diverse uses in industry. They heater and they can provide a constant heat wave­ are manufactured by The Stabilag Company Ltd., length within the Infra-Red range. Some typical 1 Broad Street Buildings, Liverpool St., London, uses are for fume bends and condenser columns to E.C.2., and a special feature is tha t not only can they prevent building up of resin, on drain-off valves to be used merely to warm a drum so that its contents solve the problem of grease, resin, tar, heavy oils, may be quickly loosened, but in addition, temperature etc., which harden off in cold pipelines. They are may be raised sufficiently to melt the product in the ideal for pipe lines conveying viscous fluids which drum if required. would otherwise be difficult and where maintenance of constant temperature is important. These Jackets Heaters produced by the Stabilag Company are can be made to fit the specific contour of the pipe tailor-made to fit any type of barrel or drum, or even or vessel and can be designed for any required to fit a pipe. The Drum Warmer is really an oven temperature requirements. Maximum temperatures in portable form and when required to melt any are 700°C, consuming 20 to 30 watt/sq. in. surface product that has solidified, it might, for example, be area. When used merely as a drum warmer, for placed round the drum overnight so that the product emptying grease and oil from barrels, an adjustable is in liquid form for using the next morning. It is thermostat in conjunction with an energy unit allows thermostat controlled from 0 to 400oF., so that over­ very economical heating to be provided. heating beyond the pre-determined temperature cannot take place and this avoids hot spots. Average This drum heater, therefore, can not only be used heating time for most materials is about 20 deg. F. for relatively low temperature drum emptying, but rise per hour, but varying, of course, according to the also for temperatures up to 700°C. 24 Scientific LUBRICATION February, 1953 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Lubrication and Tribology Emerald Publishing

A NEW DRUM HEATER

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology , Volume 5 (2): 1 – Feb 1, 1953

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0036-8792
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absorption qualities of the drum contents and to the thermostat setting. A NEW The warmer is designed for heavy industrial use and consists of two semi-circular segments each made up of three concentric members of 20 and 16 gauge steel DRUM HEATER rigidly joined together. Insulation is by means of fibreglass, two inches thick, and the interior of the TH E value of drum heaters in the lubricating heater is spray coated with 600 deg. F. aluminium oil and grease industry is considerable, paint. External dimensions are 34 in. outside diameter, and 31½ in. high. The unit sits one inch although their use in most industries employing above the floor, is on castors, and is sufficiently well barrels and drums is quite general. Oil companies, and their customers, who desire to effect rapid insulated to allow use on wooden floors. In fact, it emptying of grease have, in the past, often had to is designed throughout for really safe use. It can employ gas heaters with their consequent fire hazards. be used on single or 3-phase supply, no voltage control More recently, drum heaters electrically operated and panel being required. Approximate weight is 135 lb. economical to run, have been marketed. The drum The Drum Heater incorporates a Stabilag Jacket heater described here is just one adaption of the used as a radiant heater, but most applications for well-known Stabilag Infra-Red Heating Jackets these jackets call for their use as an intimate contact which have very many diverse uses in industry. They heater and they can provide a constant heat wave­ are manufactured by The Stabilag Company Ltd., length within the Infra-Red range. Some typical 1 Broad Street Buildings, Liverpool St., London, uses are for fume bends and condenser columns to E.C.2., and a special feature is tha t not only can they prevent building up of resin, on drain-off valves to be used merely to warm a drum so that its contents solve the problem of grease, resin, tar, heavy oils, may be quickly loosened, but in addition, temperature etc., which harden off in cold pipelines. They are may be raised sufficiently to melt the product in the ideal for pipe lines conveying viscous fluids which drum if required. would otherwise be difficult and where maintenance of constant temperature is important. These Jackets Heaters produced by the Stabilag Company are can be made to fit the specific contour of the pipe tailor-made to fit any type of barrel or drum, or even or vessel and can be designed for any required to fit a pipe. The Drum Warmer is really an oven temperature requirements. Maximum temperatures in portable form and when required to melt any are 700°C, consuming 20 to 30 watt/sq. in. surface product that has solidified, it might, for example, be area. When used merely as a drum warmer, for placed round the drum overnight so that the product emptying grease and oil from barrels, an adjustable is in liquid form for using the next morning. It is thermostat in conjunction with an energy unit allows thermostat controlled from 0 to 400oF., so that over­ very economical heating to be provided. heating beyond the pre-determined temperature cannot take place and this avoids hot spots. Average This drum heater, therefore, can not only be used heating time for most materials is about 20 deg. F. for relatively low temperature drum emptying, but rise per hour, but varying, of course, according to the also for temperatures up to 700°C. 24 Scientific LUBRICATION February, 1953

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Industrial Lubrication and TribologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1953

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