EX rated heating jackets are designed to provide flexible heating solutions for individual containers such as drums and IBCs. These range in size from 25 litre tanks to 1,000 litre IBCs. They are suitable for use in explosion-proof areas. All of the heating jackets supplied by DENIOS UK meet the relevant safety standards and are Atex certified. The heating coats are designed to reach a temperature of up to 80°C in a barrel or up to 55°C for an IBC. DENIOS UK can also supply heating jackets designed for application on gas bottles to keep the temperature of the bottle consistent and ensure that the flow is constant.
ATEX refers to two EU directives designed with controlling explosive atmospheres. The first is called Directive 99/92/EC and is also referred to as ATEX 137 or “the workplace directive”. This sets out the minimum requirements to ensure the health and safety of workers when they are in a potentially explosive environment. The second is directive 94/9/EC, which is referred to as ATEX 95 or “the equipment directive”. This governs the type of equipment used and how it is utilised. ATEX certification ensures that organisations and products are compliant with these two directives.
The large EX rated heating jackets are designed to be used with larger storage containers such as IBCs. They require a power supply as the heating is controlled and they offer class protection of IP 44. The jacket offers insulation from high-density fibreglass. The size of a jacket used on an IBC can also be used to wrap four of the 205 litre steel drums. The automatic temperature control is certified, and the insulating cover stops the unit from cooling down too rapidly.
The jackets are also available in a slimline version that is suitable for standard gas cylinders. These are IP and also require a 240 V power supply. The built-in thermostat can go from 0°C to 50°C and can be used in EX zones. It is suitable for use indoors or in any covered area.
One of the benefits of the EX rated heating jackets is the fact that they can be removed and replaced as needed. The installation time on the jackets is minimal and there is very little maintenance to be done. Each jacket features a long service life and offers optimum heat distribution. By maintaining a constant temperature for the materials inside the IBC or drum, you are ensuring a longer life span. This means cutting back on the waste that you would have if the products became unusable due to poor temperature management. The jackets are easy to use and have the potential to be utilised in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing.
To find out more about the range of DENIOS UK EX rated heating jackets, all you have to do is call and speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help you with your decision.