Insulate Hoses With Cold Weather Equipment
1. Cut two 24-inch X 16-inch pieces of insulation sheeting.
2. Using one piece of the cut sheeting, in the lengthwise direction, wrap the control valve and reducer
fitting (which connect the circulating hose to the water tank) with the insulation sheeting. Use foil tape
to secure the sheeting edges together; ensure the valve handle is visible and accessible.
3. Repeat step 2. above, to insulate the valve and reducer at the heat trace hose connection point.
Insulate 3,000 Gallon Water Tank With Cold Weather Equipment
1. Wrap bottom of water tank with base sheeting (1).
a. On the base sheeting, cut the sheeting on both sides of the protruding hoses so the base sheeting
can be folded up around the valve, and taped to, the water tank.
b. Using foil tape to secure sheeting, continue moving around the 3,000-gallon water tank, folding
and creasing the base sheeting up, and securing with foil tape to the foil sheeting.
When this process is complete, the base of the 3,000-gallon water tank will be wrapped in the 16-
foot X16-foot base insulation sheeting.
2. Wrap water tank.
a. Using a bolt of insulation sheeting, wrap the exterior of the water tank; ensure there is an overlap
between the base insulation sheeting and what is currently being wrapped.
b. Use foil tape as you go to secure the new sheeting to the existing sheeting.
When sheeting comes in contact with protruding hoses (2), slice sheeting to fit down and around
hose. Secure all incisions with foil tape.
Ensure that no part of the water tank is exposed to the elements. All seams must be
covered by foil tape to ensure proper insulation of water tank. Failure to do so may cause
air infiltration and reduce the insulating effectiveness of the thermal blanket.
3. Tucking and folding puckered edges of insulation sheeting.
a. After wrapping the entire 3,000-gallon water tank with insulation sheeting, fold in puckered edges
to form a tight blanket of insulation around the water tank.
b. Secure the folded edges with foil tape. Ensure the foil tape is taped to existing sheeting rather
than taping to the water tank, this will ensure a more secure hold.