Drum Heaters – Silicone Side Drum Heater HSSD

Drum Heater – Silicone Side Drum Heater HSSD

Side Drum Heater


HSSD drum heaters are silicone side drum heaters which are made from silicone rubber with a double insulation construction – available in a range of sizes 25, 50, 105, 200 litre with power outputs up to 1500W.

This range of drum heaters is suitable for aggressive heating applications as the HSSD is moisture and chemical resistant and is able to offer high powered heating performance regardless of application.

HSSD silicone side drum heaters are fitted with either a capillary or 0-180ºC electronic thermostat for accurate heating and temperature control. The PFA coated multi-stranded resistance wires are suitable or use with materials such as soaps, fats, foodstuff and chemicals as they can be pumped or poured with ease. Printing is also available detailing the exact specifications for the element.

Silicone is the perfect material for use in the construction of high powered heating elements as it offers low thermal mass and excellent thermal transfer properties.

If faster drum heating is required, the HSSD drum heater can be used in conjunction with a base drum heater to significantly reduce heating time.

➡ Bespoke versions can be manufactured to meet a variety of specifications and budgets.Drum Heater Jackets

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Silicone Side Drum Heater

Technical Specification

  • Supply Voltage: 100V or 230V
  • Thermostat Control: Capillary Thermostat or Electronic Thermostat 0-120°C or 0-180°C
  • Material: PFA multi strand resistance wires sandwiched between silicone rubber and glass fibre sheets
  • Power Cable: 2 Metre HO7RN-F
  • Fixing: Stainless steel plates or hooks and spring

T&D International are the UK’s largest supplier and worldwide exporter of the most extensive range of Drum Heating Jackets, Drum Base Heaters & Custom Insulated Drum Heating products – this includes both non-hazardous (“safe area”) and hazardous area certified drum heaters with ATEX and IECEx certification suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 2 potentially explosive atmospheres.

Drum heaters safely warm the contents of drums protecting against frost damage and deformation of contents – providing optimum and uniform heating to drums ensuring viscosity control, freeze protection, temperature maintenance and melting of solids.


Drum Heater – Silicone Side Drum Heater HSSD Test Data


Drum Heating - Viscosity

Viscosity Simulation: Substances have different viscosities – the substance on the left has lower viscosity than the substance on the right.


Frost Protection
Reduce Viscosity
Temperature Maintenance
Low Temperature Heat Up 0-20° Celsius
Medium Temperature Heat Up 21-50° Celsius
High Temperature Heat Up 50° Celsius


Quotations same day, delivery 2-3 Days (Overnight & International options) from the UK’s leading distributor of Industrial & Hazardous Area Heating Equipment – ask about custom silicone heating pads and mats for surface heat distribution to complex shapes.

Drum Heating Specialists

Hazardous Area Drum Heaters (ATEX Certified) For Heating Drums In Zone 1 & Zone 2 Locations.

Silicone Heating Pads, Mats & Heaters

Silicone Heaters: Contact T&D for Silicone Heating Pads, Mats & Heaters.

Drum Heaters Industries

Heating Drums: T&D stock drum heaters for industrial, non-hazardous and ATEX certified versions for potentially explosive atmospheres and hazardous area locations, Zone 1 & Zone 2.

➡ For further information about the complete range of Drum Heaters please browse the product sections below – for intermediate bulk container applications, visit IBC Heaters.

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