TankerTherm™ is a custom, pre-assembled, pre-packaged system that is designed to keep multiple bulk transport products warm. This system can operate either completely independent from the vehicle’s engine coolant, or can be tied into the engine coolant loop for supplimentary heat. Its TundraTherm™ heavy-duty coolant heater unit can also be configured with a 120VAC to 12VDC power converter/charger. This will allow drivers to plug into shore power and keep all fluids warm continuously overnight.
The TankerTherm™ Bulk Transport Warming System utilizes HeatProbe™, TundraTherm™, and other Thermex products/accessories which all work together in unison to provide custom fluid heating packages. The TankerTherm™ packages come compiled and pre-assembled as a turnkey kit, ready for installation, on any type of bulk transport equipment. Optional components that can also be included are:
Battery Warmer™ – Utilizes hot coolant to prolong battery life and helps maintain consistent voltage and amperage.
Fuel Line Heater™ – Utilizes hot coolant to safely heat diesel fuel from the tank to the fuel injection system.
Coolant Manifold™ – An easy way to simplify plumbing when using multiple heat exchangers.
Therma-Start™ – An electronic monitoring system for diesel powered machines and equipment that eliminates unnecessary idling, saves fuel, increases oil change intervals and saves on maintenance costs.
The figures below show how the TundraTherm™ heater unit is paired up with HeatProbes™, and thus comprising a TankerTherm™ system to heat fluids in these tankers. The red lines represent hot coolant(supply) and the blue lines represent the coolant(return) returning back to the TundraTherm™ to be reheated.
TankerTherm™ : $4,000 – $6,500
HeatProbes™ : $2,000 – $7,600
Pre-Packaged Kit : $700 – $2,000
Additional Heating Components : $200 – $800
Total Package Range : $6,000 – $16,000
Example for Lube/Fuel Service Truck
When installed on a Lube Truck each of the HeatProbes™ immersed in the various oil tanks reduces the viscosity to facilitate faster pumping, and operators can gain considerable time on delivery. If the oil becomes too viscous, not only does it drastically slow down dispensing, but it can also risk pump failure or result in burst hose lines.
Installed on Peterbilt Multi-Tank Lube Truck showing pump-off times with ambient temp comparison during a 12 hour shift;
Average service visit @ 50℉ (10℃) = 20 mins
Average service visit @ -20℉ (-28℃) = 2.5 hours
Average Equipped with TankerTherm™ = 20-30 mins
Hourly Cost for Truck & Operator = $70/hr
Hours lost from slow dispensing = 6.5 hours
Hours lost from slow dispensing = 15 hours
Payback period: 5 days
Example for Bulk Transport Tanker
While TankerTherm heating systems are popular in colder climates, users in warmer climates are also using them. Heating the oil lowers the viscosity enough to allow faster pumping, and operators can gain considerable time on delivery.
Installed on 6 Compartment Lube Tank Truck or Trailer showing average pump-off/delivery times:
Average Delivery @ 50℉ (10℃) = 40 mins
Average Delivery @ -20℉ (-28℃) = 3 hours
Average when equipped with TankerTherm = 40-50 mins
Daily Revenue = Approx. $30,000
Revenue lost from slow dispensing = Approx. $4,500
Payback period: 3.5 days