Drum Heaters are used to heat liquids and gels to reduce the viscosity of the material within the drum. This is needed to prevent the liquid or gel from freezing inside the drum in order to fill, pump or bottle the liquid or gel from the drum.

Designed to cover the entire surface of the drum or container, insulated drum heater jackets and drum heating ovens have an outer layer of insulation. This increases energy efficiency because significantly less heat is lost to the air and as a result insulated drum heaters consume considerably less power than silicone band heaters.

Types of drum heaters include:

  • Insulated Drum Heater Jackets
  • Drum Heating Ovens
  • Drum Base Heaters

Custom Heaters and Research has been manufacturing drum heaters, including insulated drum blanket heaters and drum heater jackets, since 1993. Custom Heaters and Research has in-stock tote heating blankets, which may solve your immediate need. Our industrial drum heaters are built to last and are:

  • Easy to install
  • Simple to operate
  • Designed to maintain an accurate product temperature
  • Well insulated
  • Rugged and designed for many drum heating applications

Why choose a full coverage insulated drum heater?

  • The heat is more evenly spread and more efficient
  • Once the material is at temperature, our insulated drum warmers maintain the temperature
  • Efficiently gets the job done even in challenging environments

Simple silicone band heaters get hot and put heat into the drum, however they are not nearly as efficient as a full coverage insulated drum heater jackets because much of the heat escapes into the air, wasting energy.

Request a Custom Heater

    New application or replacing a previous solution?*

    Can we define the shape & size? If cylindrical what is the OD of the cylinder and length confirmed?*

    Do you have any photos of the vessel to be heated?

    Attach photo/files/drawings. Max file size 4mb.

    Are there any features that need to be accommodated?

    Material the vessel/item to be heated made of?

    Supply voltage desired?

    Amperage available?

    Starting temperature?

    Target temperature?

    Temp. accuracy needed? +/- 5F or more precise <2f?

    Do you require a temperature sensor in the heater? This sensor can work with an existing Temperature Controller if desired

    Do you desire we quote you a Digital Temperature Controller? We can provide both On/Off or PID Logic Enabled Temperature Controllers

    Adhere the heater to the cylinder or do you need to remove it?

    Is the area Classified/Explosion Proof?

    What is the Classification of the area? For example Class 1, Division 2

    It is the heating application outside? If so, will the heater going to exposed to the elements?

    Quantity needed?

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    Attach additional photo/files/drawings. Max file size 4mb.


    “Our mining operation utilizes drum heaters to keep drums of grease warm enough that it can be pumped and flow properly. When the weather was cold, the silicone band heaters we were using didn’t heat evenly enough that all the material could be pumped and we wasted a lot of electricity turning them as hot as they would get.“With the CHR drum heater the whole drum was covered and we got the grease to flow even on the coldest days. When the weather is not so cold the full coverage heater barely has to work at all to keep the grease warm, so we save on power consumption”Allan Nobles – Operations Manager, Teck Resources LTD