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TankerTherm

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Bulk Transport Warming System

  • Fluid Warming System utilizes HeatProbe™, TundraTherm™, and other product accessories to provide custom pre-assembled turnkey packages

OVERVIEW

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.

TankerTherm™ Documentation

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FEATURES

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.

HOW IT WORKS

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.

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Bulk Transport Fluid Warming System – Components

Heat Probe - Fluid & Fuel Warming System

HeatProbe™

Multiple immersion tank heaters utilize hot coolant to keep bulk fluids warm (typically installed vertically).

Therma Start - Idle Reduction Idle Management Start Stop System

Therma-Start™

Electronic monitoring system that eliminates unnecessary idling, saves fuel, prolongs oil change intervals and saves on maintenance costs.

Fuel Line Heater - Fuel Warming System

Fuel Line Heater

In line heater utilizes hot coolant to keep the diesel fuel from gelling / waxing.

Tundra Therm On-board Engine Coolant Heater

TundraTherm™

12V diesel fired coolant heater available with optional 120VAC shore power hook-up.

Engine Coolant Manifold System

Coolant Manifold

Simplifies plumbing when using multiple heat exchangers.

Battery Warmer From Engine Coolant Lines

BatteryWarmer™

Utilizes hot coolant to prolong battery life and helps maintain consistent voltage / amperage.

Click to see these components in action:

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Bulk Transport Fluid Warming System – Business Case

TankerTherm™ Cost-Benefit Analysis

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