Safe heating of IBC’s, even in hazardous areas
LMK Thermosafe are pleased to present their hazardous area heating jackets for IBC’s. These ATEX and IECEx Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 (temperature classifications T4 and T3) rated jackets use a completely new and proprietary design.
These are constructed with a custom elastomer with silicone coated glass cloth materials and high density fibreglass insulation. Safe operating conditions are maintained even in the presence of potentially explosive gases and dusts.
Heating rates and top achievable temperatures vary depending on the model, but where required IBCs can be heated up to their maximum design temperatures (typically 60-85℃ depending on the type of IBC) . No transformers are required as the jackets operate using standard ac supply voltages. The jackets are suppled either as self-limiting designs which will maintain a temperature on the IBC wall (20-35℃ above the ambient temperature when operated at 240v), with adjustable temperature regulators (range dependent on zone temperature classification), or with digital jacket and wall-mounted controllers.
Designed primarily for use with plastic liner, metal framed IBCs, some models may also be used to heat 4x205L (45G) drums. An LMK Insulated lid would normally be used to reduce heat loss and improve heating times. Certified jackets to fit other sizes, shapes and styles of container are also available. Please contact LMK Thermosafe to discuss specific requirements.