Often it isn't heat that is required to prevent a product from cooling in an IBC – preventing loss of heat to the surrounding environment can be effective enough. LMK Thermosafe, a world expert in heating this type of container, has recognised this by introducing an insulated one piece jacket to fit around standard bottle-in-cage IBC.
"Previously we offered a standard heating jacket without the heating circuits, but now this jacket is built for purpose and is significantly cheaper," says Nigel Smalls of SBH Solutions.
Tests carried out with water starting at 35°C and a constant 18°C ambient showed that without insulation, temperature dropped 12°C in 24hours, whereas with insulation, the drop was only 4°C when measured in the middle of the IBC.
If concerned about the temperature at the bottom of the IBC, where heat loss is greater, then a version is available which covers the forklift tyne holes, yet allow the IBC to be lifted without removal of the jacket. In the same tests, temperature at the bottom of the IBC dropped by 16°C in 24 hours in the uninsulated IBC and only 7°C in 24 hours in the insulated IBC.
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