Friday, 25 April 2014

TankBlanket's Impact!


TankBlanket:  Winterisation that Works
 
TankBlanket’s Impact!

TankBlanket: The Campervan Motorhome & Caravan Tank Heater Pad

 

From TankBlanket’s assistance in ‘raising the bar’ to Nick’s statement that he was ‘happy to share a secret’ there is no denying that TankBlanket has made an impact and is growing in popularity since its UK launch in 2013.

 
Since its inauguration TankBlanket has evolved as a brand, received positive Press and developed a strong social media presence. So we thought it would be a good idea, to take stock, share some of the articles in one Blog and create a reference point to look back on as TankBlanket continues to expand. 
 

Over the last few months TankBlanket has had a presence in Caravan Industry & Park Operator, Practical Motorhome and the Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly magazine. And during the past few weeks, TankBlanket has linked up with World of Motorhomes and Motorhome Facts.
 

In the ethereal world of social media, TankBlanket has developed a strong Twitter community with over six hundred followers which continues to grow daily with the most popular tweets being #tankblanketinterestingfacts.
 

So, please follow the links below, puruse and enter the ‘World of TankBlanket’:
 

Nick Harding was “Happy to share a secret” in his MMM ‘Ready for Winter’:


 
 
While, Stacie, in her Practical Motorhome Super Savers column stated “If your Motorhome needs some TLC” then here is a chance to win TankBlanket:
 

 
 And, in this article published in Caravan Industry & Park Operator, TankBlanket helps Auto-Sleepers “raise the bar”:

 

While on a different publication date, The Caravan Industry & Park Operator runs the headline - “Water tank protection blanket prevents freezing”:

 

And, in March TankBlanket link up with World of Motorhomes:

 

and selected Motorhome Facts as its preferred advertising platform:


 

The TankBlanket System: Winterisation that Works!



 
Why not join our community on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to learn more about TankBlanket in operation or even contact us via our support page?
 
Have you found this blog informative, interesting?
If so please leave a comment at the bottom of this blog. Thanks in advance. 

Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

If so, please visit our website and leave feedback on our ‘Ideas’ tag,

located on the left hand side of our home page. 


To find out more about The TankBlanket System please visit:

http://www.tankblanket.co.uk/http://www.tankblanket.co.uk/

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Interesting Facts Tweeted by TankBlanket!


TankBlanket:  Winterisation that Works

 

Interesting Facts Tweeted by TankBlanket!

TankBlanket: The Campervan Motorhome & Caravan Tank Heater Pad

 
Following positive feedback from our social media community here is a collection of TankBlanket’s  ‘Interesting facts’ about ice, frost and wintery weather!

  • Water in its liquid form is less dense than ice! 
  • Water covers 71% of the earth’s surface!
  • 1.7% of the planets water is in glaciers and ice caps!
  • 1.7% of the earth’s water is in groundwater!
  • 0.001% of our water is in air vapour, clouds and precipitation!


  • 96.5% of the planets water is in the sea & oceans!
  • Only 2.5% of the earth’s water is fresh!
  • Less than 0.3% of the earth’s water is in rivers, lakes and the atmosphere!
  • Only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater and 98.8% of that is in Ice and groundwater!
  • Less than 0.3% of all freshwater is in rivers, lakes and the atmosphere!


The TankBlanket System .... Winterisation that works!
  • Ice covers 10% of the Earth’s land mass!
  • Ice forms 7% of the Oceans!
  • Trapped air bubbles make Ice seem cloudy!
  • Water expands as it freezes and freezes from the outside in!
 
 
 
  • Hot water freezes faster than cold water. We still don’t know why!
  • Water does not always freeze at 0°C. It needs something for its molecules to latch onto. Ice crystals form around a nucleus such as dust. If these are not present then water can be frozen at -42 °C!
  • Icebergs are born on land!
  • When a piece of Ice breaks off a glacier it is called calving! And depending on its size it could be a growler, bergy bit or iceberg!
 
  • You can start a fire with ice! How? Carve a piece into the shape of a lens so it acts as a magnifying glass and concentrate the sunlight on a single point!
  •  A frost day is a period of 24 hours in which the minimum temperature is equal to or below 0°C!
  • If the temperature remains below 0°C all day it is known as an Ice day!
 
  •  The average number of Ice days per winter for much of England and Wales is 1 to 5, while Scotland records 2 to 6!
  • The winter of 1962-63 recorded 17 Ice days!
  • Air below 0°C is defined as Air Frost, measured at a height of 5 cm above ground!
  • Hoar Frost, the fluffy deposit of minute ice crystals on grass and brickwork, occurs on calm clear nights when condensation takes place after freezing!
 
 
  •  Black Frost is a thin sheet of frost without the white colour usually associated with frost!
  • 1620-21: Frost Fair held on the Thames which was completely frozen!
  • 1644: Late January snowfall lasted 8 days!
  • 1657-58: Snow remained on the ground from December through to March!
  • 1674: March snowfall lasted for 13 days!
  • 1742 Ice blocks are in the Thames!
  • 1930-31: February saw 2 feet of snow fall in northern England and Scotland!
 

  

The TankBlanket System: Winterisation that Works!

 
Why not join our community on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to learn more about TankBlanket in operation or even contact us via our support page?
 
Have you found this blog informative, interesting?
If so please leave a comment at the bottom of this blog. Thanks in advance. 

Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

If so, please visit our website and leave feedback on our ‘Ideas’ tag,

located on the left hand side of our home page. 


To find out more about The TankBlanket System please visit:

http://www.tankblanket.co.uk/http://www.tankblanket.co.uk/

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Friday, 14 February 2014

iController : To use it, is to Love it!

TankBlanket:  Winterisation that Works


iController: You’ll grow to Love it!

TankBlanket: The Campervan Motorhome & Caravan Tank Heater Pad
  

TankBlanket may take the glory, but, iController adds the finesse when creating the ultimate winterised vehicle!  

The iController is an intelligent box of tricks for the TankBlanket system and automatically powers the system 'on' when Jack is about to strike and switches it ‘off’ when the threat of frost has retreated.

TankBlanket iController... The Campervan Heat pad

It can control single or multiple Tank and/or Pipe Blankets in various configurations. The most common being a TankBlanket on each of the fresh and waste water tanks regulated by iController with TankJacket fitted to protect external pipework. PipeBlanket is recommended for extreme conditions or when you are going to use your vehicle for prolonged periods during cold weather.



PipeBlanket .... The TankBlanket System ... Heater padTankBlanket .... The heater pad ... Winterisation that works!




Once iController has been installed, that is it, you can forget it. We only ask you occasionally visually check the installation for robustness and accidental damage.



With iController installed each Tank or PipeBlanket must still have its own 15A rated LED switch. This allows you to switch off a particular circuit if the tank or pipe is empty and therefore would not need protection during subzero conditions.



So, if there is a risk of frost, switch off any TankBlanket or PipeBlanket circuit where the tank or pipe will remain empty during the frost; iController will do the rest.

TankBlanket iController ... The heat pad .... Winterisation that works!


For those TankBlanket or PipeBlanket circuits that are switched on, the LED switch will not light up as there will be no live power feed; iController, when the temperature drops towards freezing, will switch power on automatically as required and the LED will then light up. You will then beware that iController has been activated and Jack is about!!


You can install iController yourself, it is a simple 12Vdc circuit which you can view and download from here:



Or, we have a nationwide Dealer network that can install iController for you. Please contact us for your nearest. 

For the more technical among you the iController uses an electronic sensor to monitor the external ambient temperature and once the air temperature drops to 1.7°C the sensor activates the power source to the controller which in turn feeds the selected Tank and Pipe Blanket circuits. When the external air temperature returns to 7.2 °C the iController automatically switches off.


Whereas PipeBlanket is switched on as soon as iController is activated, TankBlankets have their own thermostat and will not activate until the contents of the tank reach 7 °C, so in the majority of circumstances TankBlanket activation will lag PipeBlanket. Discussed in our Winterisation Tips blog and website, see links below, a larger mass of water takes longer to cool down and freeze.

The TankBlanket System .... Winterisation that works!

The iController gives you peace of mind that the entire system will be automatically powered "on/off" when it needs to be based upon ambient temperature. This is a bonus if you are away from your vehicle for extended lengths of time or just forget to switch the system on!

Because the TankBlanket System has a modular design iController can be added at anytime.



TankBlanket iController ... The heat pad .... Winterisation that works!
To Love it
You have to use it!
&
To use it
You have to buy It!


The TankBlanket System: Winterisation that Works!


Why not join our community on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to learn more about TankBlanket in operation or even contact us via our support page?


The TankBlanket System .... Winterisation that works!


Have you found this blog informative, interesting?
If so please leave a comment at the bottom of this blog. Thanks in advance. 

Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

If so, please visit our website and leave feedback on our ‘Ideas’ tag,

located on the left hand side of our home page. 


To find out more about The TankBlanket System please visit:

http://www.tankblanket.co.uk/http://www.tankblanket.co.uk/

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