Induction Heaters

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Induction Drum Heaters

Custom Heaters and Research offers two models of industrial induction heaters for drums, a Base Drum Heater and the Cylinder Drum Heater.

Induction creates energy/heat transfer is by alternating magnetic fields. This means that there is no heat transfer by conventional methods. There is no need for heating elements; industrial induction heaters remain substantially cooler than the drum being heated.

This is performed by a single induction coil, completely encapsulated in the cylinder which is made from glass reinforced resin. Installation is a snap because the lightweight heater is simply placed over the drum. Physical contact is not required for an industrial induction heater to do its job.

The induction heating coil is connected to a single phase AC mains supply and generates heat directly and uniformly in the drum wall. Steel or other magnetic material is required.

Hazardous locations/Explosion-proof

Class 1, Div 1 and Class 1, Div 2 suitable. BASEEFA & ATEX certified

Due to the absence of heating elements having completely encapsulated electrical components makes the induction heaters an ideal solution for heating drum in hazardous locations. In fact the industrial induction heaters are safe left unattended.

Uniform heating is delivered because it is the metal drum itself which is getting hot. This eliminates any hot spots and is very gentle to the drum contents.

Since the induction drum heater itself is much cooler than the drum, spillage doesn’t present a fire hazard and working close to the heater is comfortable.


The magnetic properties of the drum creates the heat, so there very little heat loss and power usage is extremely low. By using the entire drum wall to input heat energy, the fastest practical heating rate can be achieved. Induction Drum Heaters are best used in the following applications:

  1. Heating to be performed in a Hazardous Location
  2. The fastest time to temperature is required