How To Stop Drums Freezing By Using Drum Heaters

Published 15 Feb 2021

Drum Heaters

Drum Heaters: T&D International are the UK’s largest stockist and supplier of Insulated Heating Jackets for Drums & Containers.

Drum Heaters

Prevent Drum Contents Freezing

In cold ambient environments and winter months, frozen drum containers and contents can be difficult to handle.

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T&D supply drum heaters and heating jackets to suit a range of drums and container sizes to overcome costly loss of production, revenue and reputation caused by drum contents freezing.

Drum heating jackets provide frost protection to drum containers and their contents distributing surface heat and preventing the contents from freezing. Drum heater jackets can also be used to heat up drums further and maintain a steady temperature.

Drum heating jackets are available to suit 25, 50, 105 and 200 litre drums.

Alternatively, custom heating jackets can be provided to fit other drum sizes.

Contact T&D to discuss drum heating solutions for hazardous area locations and potentially explosive atmosphere Zones (both Zones 1 & Zone 2).

Cold weather typified by freezing air temperatures, wind chill, snowfall and ice formation pose serious challenges to plant engineers, production managers and warehouse managers – contact T&D to discuss Winterisation and cold weather protection for plant including drums, valves, pipework, tanks, instrumentation and sensing lines using heat tracing cables.

Typical Drum Heating Applications


T&D supply Drum Heaters for all industrial steel and plastic drums

  • Waxes
  • Polymers
  • Resins
  • Tar
  • Lubricants
  • Chocolate
  • Fats
  • Grease
  • Oils
  • Inks
  • Isocyanates
  • Varnish
  • Galantine
  • Adhesives


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Heat Tracing I Frost Protection

Thorne & Derrick hold the largest UK stocks of frost protection & winterisation equipment to help keep your plant and personnel operational during the winter months.

Thorne & Derrick understand that prolonged periods of low ambient temperatures can bring operations to a standstill costing thousands of pounds in lost downtime.

Experts in heating solutions for use in industrial & explosive atmospheres, Thorne & Derrick have the knowledge & expertise to help clients prevent unnecessary down time this winter.

We can provide overnight delivery of Trace Heating Cables at the most competitive prices to guarantee frost protection of your pipelines and mechanical services.| Ask About Our Heat Trace Design Service.

💡 Contact us today and our skilled and friendly team can provide technical support as well as reliable, fit for purpose and compliant solutions to suit your exact requirements.

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➡See our Winterisation blog TOP PICKS, including our most read articles about Trace Heating and the requirement for electrical heating products and systems to combat and mitigate Winter weather effects.

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