Heat Blankets for Mobile Equipment

Heat BlanketsHeat blankets for mobile equipment support engine performance, operator comfort, and pollution control. In diesel-powered equipment, heat blankets wrap around the exhaust pipe that’s under the hood. These exhaust blankets keep heat from spreading to nearby engine components and into the cab where the operator sits. Within the exhaust system itself, hotter gases help to deliver more power and better mileage. Higher exhaust system temperatures also eliminate pollutants more effectively.

To handle the high temperatures from diesel exhaust systems, heat blankets are cut from silicone-coated fiberglass fabric or other heat-resistant cloth. They are sewn with high-temperature thread made of Kevlar or fiberglass, and can have metal snaps or Velcro fasteners for ease-of-installation. Elasto Proxy custom-fabricates heat blankets for mobile equipment and works with diesel equipment owners who need to achieve Tier 4 compliance, a strict pollution control standard from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Continue reading Heat Blankets for Mobile Equipment

How Exhaust Blankets (Heat Blankets) Support Tier 4 Pollution Control

Exhaust BlanketsElasto Proxy makes exhaust blankets for diesel engines used in off-road mobile equipment. This article is the second in a series about exhaust blankets and the U.S. EPA’s Tier 4 emissions standard.

In Part 1 of this series, Elasto Proxy explained how exhaust blankets are used with diesel-powered equipment to promote compliance with Tier 4, a rigorous emissions standard from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Engine insulation alone won’t enable you to meet the EPA’s new requirements, but heat blankets support the use of pollution control technologies in the Tier 4 standard.

By keeping these technologies running smoothly, fleet owners and operators can maximize performance and minimize downtime. Heat blankets aren’t your only aftermarket option, but they offer important advantages over heat shields and exhaust wraps. As a custom fabricator of insulation for the mobile equipment industry, Elasto Proxy can make the heat blankets you need to support Tier 4 compliance. Continue reading How Exhaust Blankets (Heat Blankets) Support Tier 4 Pollution Control