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Extra-Hot blankets heat up cold-weather jobs


October 1, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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powerblanket_extrahotOctober 1, 2012 – Powerblanket’s
Extra-Hot (EH) heating blankets provide added levels of heat for rapid thawing
capability and superior equipment and machinery protection. The EH blankets create
a barrier of insulated heat for effective temperature control and freeze
prevention.

powerblanket_extrahotOctober 1, 2012 – Powerblanket’s
Extra-Hot (EH) heating blankets provide added levels of heat for rapid thawing
capability and superior equipment and machinery protection. The EH blankets create
a barrier of insulated heat for effective temperature control and freeze
prevention.

 

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They
feature GreenHeat technology, a revolutionary heat-spreading system designed to
provide a highly efficient and uniform distribution of heat while consuming low
levels of energy, thus saving money by avoiding costly cold-weather delays.

 

A recent
test found Powerblanket Extra-Hot and Multi-Duty blankets outperformed the
speed of standard concrete curing blankets by 2.8 times. The blankets also
produced a cold-weather concreting strength rating of 3,925 psi over 72 hours,
versus a standard curing blanket’s rating of 2,162 psi.

 

The EH
blankets are ideally suited to accelerate the thawing of frozen ground (up to
24 inches deep) for concrete preparation, footings, excavation. In extreme-weather
environments, the blankets have proven effective for curing concrete within
strict boundary parameters. Not only can they preheat service trucks, fuel tanks
and heavy equipment, but also they can melt and prevent snow, ice and frost
accumulation on jobsites, roofs and walkways.

 

Lightweight
and portable, each blanket is powered by 120V electricity and built with a durable
outer shell that is winterproof and water resistant. Powerblanket also offers
non-horizontal versions of the blankets to meet UL/CSA/CE safety standards when
required.