Large Diameter Tank Heating Project – Silicon Valley Clean Water
This project was for Silicon Valley Clean Water in California. The caustic stored in the tanks would crystalize if allowed to get colder than 60F.
The tanks had several “features” which had to be accommodated. The valves and pipes required some slits and cut-outs in these Industrial Heating Jackets.
The Tank Heating System here utilizing two Industrial Heating Jackets, each wrapping ½ the tank. This technique is one we use for many large diameter storage tanks.
Having two Industrial Heating Jackets which can cinch to each other makes it simple to pull them snug and they cinch tight to each other. These storage tank heaters ensure good contact with the tank surface and helps the thermal transfer.
Should the Industrial Heating Jacket system need to be removed in the warmer months, it also makes storage much easier as well.
On this particular project, there was an added reason to have two Industrial Heating Jackets made to wrap the tanks. The location only had 120v power and the thermal task required 3,600 watts of power.
By having each Industrial Heating Jacket running independently CHR Inc. was able to provide the required 3,600 watts of power using 120v, 15 amp circuits which were available.
This technique is one CHR Inc. uses commonly on indoor storage tanks and outdoor storage tanks. Is works quite well on plastic tanks and poly tanks as well as any stainless or mild steel tanks.
Our Industrial Heating Jackets can operate on Supply voltages from 120v to 480v, 3 phase power.
Applications for these tank heaters in freeze protection and process temperature control are common and we can maintain temperatures up to 240F.
What can CHR Inc. do for you?
What is a Large Diameter Tank Heater?
These Large Industrial Tank Heating systems can be fabricated from Silicone Heaters which adhere to the tank or made from Fabric Industrial Heating Jackets which are often designed with 2 Heating Jackets.
These fabric Heating Jackets provide insulation to the storage tank as well as provide heat. When the circumference of a tank gets too large, it is easier to install two Heating Jackets, each designed to cover 180 degrees of a tank. Together, the two heating jackets are securely strapped, drawing the heating systems snug to the tank.
Who Uses Them?
Silicon Valley Clean Water is a water resource recovery facility in California that works to recycle wastewater. The company uses polyethylene tanks to store caustic fluid, and when it’s too cold the caustic fluid crystalizes. To keep an accurate temperature in the tanks, we were contracted to create large diameter industrial tank heaters that wrapped around the tanks.
Benefit of this approach:
Using two heating jackets to form a single heater for the caustic fluid tanks actually holds several advantages that make it the optimal design.
- When tanks are greater than 84” in diameter, installing and handling the heating jacket can be difficult. By designing these industrial tank heaters with two Heating Jackets, it makes it much easier to install. The industrial heat blankets cinch to each other and this ensures the Heating Jackets are snug to the tank.
- Single large tank heaters that are designed without two separate parts often struggle to securely fit the surface area of a tank and therefore won’t be able to maintain an accurate temperature.
- The power supply was on this project was 120v and 15 amps, to provide adequate power each heater has its own temperature controller and power supply.
Purchasing Large Tank Heaters
Custom Heaters & Research has successfully designed this style of an industrial water tank heater for several companies where tanks are as large as 16’ in diameter. Whether you have a large diameter tank that operates indoors or outdoors, our team can design an industrial tank heater that will maintain the desired temperature.
If you want to learn more about our Large Tank Heating Jackets, call us on 1-845-758-0700 or submit a custom tank heater request form.