Drum heaters provide simple, effective and reliable way to heat contents of metal drums. Adjustable thermostat for a control range of 30° to 150° C

Use drum heaters to: preheat process ingredients, melt material, control viscosity, protect against freezing, speed flow of liquids, reduce residue, and promote dissolution Drum heaters are made of flexible, tough fibreglass reinforced silicon rubber which conforms to the drum.


  • Easy to attach
  • Easy to keep clean
  • Convenient to store
  • Sized to fit 18-200 Litre metal drums
  • Produces 1500 or 2000 watts
  • Cord and plug for 220 volt power



Two or more drum heaters may be used on the same drum for faster warming, Not for “flammables.” Do not use in explosion hazard areas. For metal drums only. For best results attach near the lower end of the upright drum. Attach to drum only in areas filled with contents. Do not attach heater above the liquid level.

Drum heaters


Materials for drum heating

  • Adhesives (e.g. Hot melt)
  • Asphalt/tar/creosote
  • Brine
  • Chemicals
  • Chocolate
  • Corn syrup
  • Fat/grease/lard
  • Finish pretreatment formulations
  • Fuel oils
  • Glycerin
  • Glycol (ethylene, propylene)
  • Honey
  • Liquid sugar/dextrose/sucrose
  • Lubricating oils
  • Mastics
  • Mineral oil
  • Molasses
  • Materials vulnerable to freeze damage
  • Paints
  • Plastics
  • Resins (e.g. Polyurethane foam components)
  • Solvents (non-flammable)
  • Vegetable oils
  • Wax

NOTE: Excessive heat may be harmful to some materials.

Standard stock sizes

Please note we can make drum heaters to suit any size or shape cylinder.

LitresDimensionsWattageVoltageTemp control deg CWeight Kg
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