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Model #PBL55

55 Gal. Drum Heater

  • Safely and quickly heat 55 gallon drum
  • Great for use with a drum in a cradle system
  • Safe to touch, can be left on 24/7
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Product Overview

PBL55: The PBL55 is an insulated band-style drum heater specifically designed to fit a 55-gallon drum. The heater is built for use with 120 volts AC, drawing 2 amps thus producing 240 watts. It has a preset thermostat set for maximum product temperatures of up to 145 ºF / 63 ºC (± 10 ºF / 5 ºC). One band on the drum will usually run cooler than 145 °F because it only covers part of the barrel. Placing a second PBL55 above the first on the drum will generally decrease the time to heat and increase the maximum temperature your product reaches. Similarly, adding a third PBL55 up near the top of the barrel will improve things even more Sometimes one is good enough, other times you might want to use two or three – it depends on your application. The PBL55 band style drum heaters allow you to safely control the temperature of expensive chemicals and other fluids; it delivers a barrier of uniform directional heat where it’s needed most – preventing fluids from freezing and maintaining optimal temperatures. This innovative heat-spreading technology insulates, protects, and maintains heat in a wide variety of applications. Powerblanket Lite line is designed for heating jobs on a smaller scale. These models feature a lower power density than Powerblanket Industrial or Powerblanket Xtreme products. Rest assured that these heaters are the real deal!
  • Quickly heat materials to a preset 145 ºF / 63 ºC (± 10 ºF / 5 ºC)
  • Provide an insulated full-wrap design
  • Are safe to use on poly & steel drums
  • Deliver uniform heat to temperature sensitive products
  • Preserve expensive materials without scorching or burning
  • Prevent waste by maintaining consistent temperatures
  • ETL certified to UL & CSA safety standards
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Product Depth (in.)
78 in
Product Height (in.)
.75 in
Product Width (in.)
12 in


Capacity (gallons)
Color Family
No Additional Features
Fire retardant
Number of Shelves
Product Weight (lb.)
3 lb
Storage Product Type
Storage Bins and Totes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Questions & Answers


Just wondering how long it would take one heater of this size to heat a 55 gallon plastic barrel half way full of water?

Asked by HiTecRedNek September 5, 2019

The band will top out around 145F, and should be able to heat your half full barrel of water from 40F to about 100F in about 20.7 hours. You can cut that time in half by using a second band. You can further decrease the time to heat if you can stir or agitate the barrel. Hope this helps!

Customer Reviews

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Fits snuggly around my rain barrel. The water is not frozen.
Fits snuggly around my rain barrel. The water is not frozen.
by Mary
Power blanket drum heater arrived swiftly. Warmed my drum of...
Power blanket drum heater arrived swiftly. Warmed my drum of coconut oil well (had to move the blanket upwards from the bottom of barrel in unheated garage so that I could actually drain some oil out). Overall satisfied.
by dab
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