SBH Solutions created a video of the installation of one of its heater jackets on a greasetainer, in this case the Transtainer RTM series used by Shell.
Since their introduction by SBH Solutions for greasetainers and grease pods in 2011, insulated heater jackets have been received very well within the mining industry to help keep grease warm in winter. Miners had to previously resort to relatively unsafe methods such as using radiant, infrared or air heaters to keep their expensive machines operating through winter nights and early mornings.
The greasetainer heater jacket is wrapped around the lower 600mm of the container and the heat is controlled by a reliable set-and-forget thermostat. A heavy duty PVC cover offers protection from dust and dampness and can be replaced if it is damaged. The thermostat can be set at any point from 0°C to 90°C but the heater is supplied with an adjustable limiter tab set at 60°C to avoid any risk of accidentally ‘cooking’ the grease. While not ingress protection tested, the PVC cover will provide approximately IP54 level of protection.
Part of an extensive range of industrial heating products from SBH Solutions, these greasetainer heater jackets are available for Transtainer RTM, Fuchs Lubritech and DSL-Schütz style containers, and can be made to suit any similar sized grease container.