Stewart Blake of Hamilton Pharmaceuticals was concerned at the traditional methods used by his company to melt canisters of specialised ingredients.
They were assessed to be a potential risk to product quality and were awkward to handle. He found the solution - LMK high performance heater jackets for 25 litre drums.
Triethanolamine, which is solid at 20ºC, was heated overnight in a designated heating area using a heater base plate. Undecenoic Acid, which is solid at 23ºC was heated in a water bath because it comes in a plastic drum that couldn't be used with a base plate or heater band.
"Using an LMK jacket has solved a number of problems for us," says Stewart. A jacket can be left safely overnight around a drum on a trolley in the warehouse, rather than in a special area, and can be used on plastic drums as well: a simple, flexible, long lasting solution.