Installation of Adhesive Backed Silicone Rubber Sheet

The installation of adhesive backed silicone heaters will be most successful with the following procedure:

  • Surface must be unified, dry and free of contaminants
  • Firm pressure must be applied to silicone rubber sheet in order to maximize surface contact
  • Time and temperature will increase the surface contact and adhesion values

Recommended surface temperature is 70ºF to 100ºF (21ºC to 38ºC). Temperatures below 50ºF (10ºC) is not recommended for installation of adhesive backed rubber sheet.

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What to Look for in a Silicone Rubber Heater Manufacturer

When purchasing a silicone rubber heater, it’s important to truly evaluate silicone rubber heater manufacturers to ensure that you will receive a high quality product which is well-suited to providing the heating solution you seek.

Key Considerations

Good quality silicone rubber heater manufacturers will have answers for the following considerations:

1. Thermal Analysis

Silicone rubber heater manufacturers should have the ability to perform a thermal analysis for your project. Many times a customer knows the temperature they need to heat the materials to but perhaps doesn’t to know how much power is required. For example, if a 20 lb. stainless steel vessel contains 16 pounds of liquid and the target temperature is 230F, silicone rubber heater manufacturers need to be able to calculate the required power to ensure the heater can accomplish the heating task. This is especially true when you need your heater to be able to reach a target temperature within an allocated amount of time. You simply don’t want to be waiting all day for the process to begin!

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Heated Silicone Rubber Sheet Uses

CHR has provided silicone rubber heaters for a wide variety of applications including US Military industrial, petro-chemical, food processing, tank heating, battery warming, electronics (particularly telecommunications), composite repair for the aerospace industry, satellite dish snow melting, and anti-condensation.

The range of silicone rubber sheet uses is really unlimited; here at CHR we can assist you to find the proper high temperature silicone sheets for your heating needs.

CHR silicone heating sheets have been the heating solution ranging from the North Pole to Outer Space!

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How a Silicone Heating Pad Works

Silicone style heaters are versatile and can be used in a wide variety of applications. Silicone rubber, which is used to produce flexible silicone heater pads, has a low thermal mass, excellent electrical insulation and rugged construction.

When you need heat to be a precise temperature, silicone heating pads provide the best solution. Applying heat directly to the item can be accomplished by either strapping the heater on via hooks-n-springs or separate straps or utilizing our All Weather, High Temperature PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive). CHR utilizes a propriety PSA which was created by Nitto Denko Corp. and allows our silicone heater pads to be installed in areas with complex shapes and have excellent direct contact. This makes the heating process very efficient. This is especially useful when working with a high watt density heater and ensuring intimate contact with the object to be heated.

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Silicone Rubber Properties of Silicone Rubber Heating Blankets

Silicone rubber is ideally suited for the production of heater mats with its low thermal mass and superb electrical insulation properties, it allows high power densities with fast response to temperature control.

One of the important properties of silicone rubber is that it has a wide temperature range tolerance of – 60°C to 230°C. It’s also thin and lightweight, which gives it a distinct advantage over other forms of heating elements. Where direct precise and intimate heating is required, a silicone heating blanket is the ideal solution.

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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?

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

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