I am looking to consistently heat a beaker of distillate for the application of adding terps and mixing with an overhead stirrer or to warm up a beaker of distillate to transfer into a cartridge filling machine. I stumbled onto a company called Brisk Heat that sells silicone beaker heaters with temperature controller for around $350 (for 250ml silicone heating sleeve and controller). Has anyone seen them in action or have used them? All input is appreciated.
The heater and a willhi temp controller are less than 150 shipped from amazon. One thing i noticed is that you have to insulate the entire assembly with tinfoil/set it on a hotplate stand to heat all the fluid evenly.
Be careful wrapping the flexible heaters with gaps between each revolution; this will introduce cold spots and non-uniform heating. It’s always best to wrap these more like bicycle handlebar tape to ensure uniform heating across the entire surface for efficiency. I can elaborate on this further if that would be beneficial.
That’s EXACTLY how it should be done! There’s also a trick making these more of an elongated rhombus shaped flexible heater rather than rectangular to ensure repeat-ability. I’ve spent too many hours in the shop wrapping 100’s of pipes for a medical application…