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Tech Tip 069: Using a Band Heater

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As the cooler weather is rolling in, it’s time to consider the best ways to protect our chemical investments in order to maintain optimum sprayability and yield, while at the same time protecting our spray equipment. As a general rule, chemicals should be heated through proper storage and processing of material – such as controlled environments, insulated and heated rigs, and low temperature recirculation through the proportioner on open cell resins.

Those contractors who do not follow these guidelines often rely on blanket and band heaters for a quick fix. When these devices are properly maintained and are operated per manufacturer instructions, they can be effective in warming drums.

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