Silicone Foam Blanket Heaters
Recently, an OEM had a freeze and condensation prevention battery heating application. They had tried heating the outside of the battery with traditional battery heaters but were having heater failure due to damage during periodic maintenance. Also, mechanical thermostat failures resulted in frequent heater assembly replacement.
The Durex Solution: For the application, Durex Industries designed a foam insulation silicone rubber heater solution that could easily wrap around the battery. The heater design also allowed for a replaceable thermostat that was located in a pocket on the side of the foam. This solution simplified battery maintenance and significantly reduced the cost of ownership.