Thermosafe’s award-winning induction heaters continue to lead the market
even after 30 years of production.
This was proved recently when a longstanding customer and regular user
of Thermosafe’s Type A induction heater returned their unit to the company’s UK
factory for assessment after 27 years of use. Following a full set of tests conducted
on the unit, Thermosafe found the induction heater to be in perfect condition
with its performance as good as new.
Thermosafe simply replaced the cable and gland before returning it to
the customer for many more years of service.
Thermosafe’s induction heaters create their own magnetic field to directly
heat the steel wall of the drum without radiant elements or moving parts, ensuring
reliability for a lifetime. These heaters are fully ATEX and IECEx certified
for use in Zone 1 and 2 Hazardous Areas.
Case Study: Adshead Ratcliffe
The original Thermosafe induction drum heater was developed and field
tested in the early 1980s primarily to solve the problem of heating polybutene
synthetic resins, which are highly viscous at normal ambient temperatures, have
very low thermal conductivity, and can be combustible under certain conditions.
After receiving certification for use of the induction drum heaters in
potentially explosive atmospheres in 1986, Thermosafe began commercial
manufacturing soon after with one unit from the very first batch supplied to
Adshead Ratcliffe. These drum heaters have since been sold to over 60
Adshead Ratcliffe continued to use their first heater in the manufacture
of intumescent strips for sealing of glazing in commercial buildings till an
additional heater became necessary; the second unit, also from Thermosafe, was
purchased in 2015, almost 30 years after the original.
Thermosafe induction drum heaters are available in Australia from SBH Solutions Australia.