A Heating Jacket is used in order to maintain the specific temperature, high or low, of a product being pumped, which is achieved through a medium such as steam or water (electric Heating Jackets are also available upon request).
The jacket is welded to the pump covering all wetted parts and the heating medium is circulated within the Heating Jacket in order to maintain the temperature of the pump. This is essential for use with products that will solidify at lower temperatures, or for those liquids that must be kept at a constant temperature.
A Heating Jacket can be used to melt a product that has solidified within a pump before the pump begins operating again, which will protect the pump and its mechanical seals from damage.
The choice of pump to be fitted with a Heating Jacket is decided by budget, flow rate, pressure required for the chosen application and the installation the pump will be fitted to, as well as whether an electrically driven or air driven pump is required by the customer.
Tapflo supply heating jackets for the following pumps: