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Winter Storm Hacks that DON’T Work

Posted by nVent RAYCHEM Winter Expert on Jan 29, 2019 11:06:58 AM

This year, there have already been a fair share of Winter storms in North America, and around the world. These Winter storms have closed roads and schools, cancelled flights, caused accidents and damage to structures.

There is plenty of advice on how you can keep your structure safe during these storms. However, for your own safety and the safety of others, you should not attempt some winter hacks.

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Topics: Commercial Applications, Surface Snow Melting, Pipe Freeze Protection

The Challenges Offshore Vessels Face in Cold Climates

Posted by nVent RAYCHEM Winter Expert on Jan 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Ever since the discovery of large quantities of natural resources in arctic environments, governments have been attracted to further exploration and development of oil. In addition to the demand for oil, the potential for minerals, fisheries, marine transport, scientific exploration and research are also increasing. Expeditions with vessels, equipment and personnel face obstacles that come with the harsh climate and extreme temperatures.


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Topics: Electric Heat Tracing, Industrial Applications, Winter Performance, Winter Safety, Winterization, Offshore Environment, Marine Environment

Is Insulation Enough for Winter Protection?

Posted by nVent RAYCHEM Winter Expert on Jan 22, 2019 2:54:14 PM

For many homes and business, insulation can protect pipes throughout the majority of the year. However, during Winter months is when the power of insulation is put the test, as pipes are more at risk of freezing over in subzero temperatures. Choosing the right kind of insulation can offer some protection against freezing temperatures, but is it the most optimal choice for your building?

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Topics: Commercial Applications, Pipe Insulation, Pipe Freeze Protection

Is Installing A Pipe Freeze Protection System Difficult?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 15, 2019 2:20:11 PM

While you may know you need a heat trace system to protect your pipes for the winter, there are still many questions surrounding the design and installation process. It’s important to understand the system first before any work can begin.

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Topics: Commercial Applications, Heat Tracing Maintenance, Pipe Freeze Protection

The Heat Tracing Technologies for Winter Rail Heating

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

During the winter months, snow and ice buildup on rail tracks and overhead contact wires can cause major disruptions to railway operations. Recent winter weather has truly put railways to the test, as extreme conditions ripple across rail pathways in North America. For passengers, icy train platforms can cause major safety concerns. However, there are a variety of heating solutions that can eliminate these costly problems.

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Topics: Solutions for Rail and Transportation, Winterization

Why is Electric Heat Tracing so Important During Winter?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 13, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Proper process temperature heating is important at all times of the year but especially during the winter. The extreme nature of the season can have lasting effects on equipment and the ability to withstand these harsh elements is necessary to ensure processes and operations in a variety of fields stay in motion.

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Topics: Industrial Applications, Plant Protection, Winter Performance, Winter Preparation, Electric Heat Tracing

The Benefits of Electric Heating Systems for Your Driveway

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 11, 2018 2:56:00 PM

There is nothing worse than having to constantly dig out your driveway during Winter. An electric snow melting system can help keep a variety of surfaces clear of snow and ice, which can often cause slipping hazards. Let’s look at the different types of systems and how they can be used at your home or business.

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Topics: Commercial Applications, Surface Snow Melting

Five Ways to Use Electric Heat Tracing

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Electric heat tracing is used in many process industries to maintain process fluids at the desired temperatures. Let's take a look at five common uses of heat-tracing applications that can help users select the most appropriate technology for their application. These are the most commonly encountered needs in the industrial sector.

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Topics: Electric Heat Tracing, Industrial Applications, Pipe Freeze Protection, Process Temperature Maintenance, High Temperature Heat Tracing, Long Line Heating

Understanding nVent RAYCHEM Specialized Applications

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 4, 2018 1:07:14 PM

While we’ve covered the importance of roof and gutter de-icing systems for roofs and gutters, there are other elements of commercial and residential structures that also require winterization.

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Topics: Roof & Gutter De-Icing, Winterization, Winter Preparation

Steam Tracing vs. Electric Heat Tracing

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 29, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Deciding which method of heat tracing is best for your application is a tough decision that involves many factors. Cost, effectiveness, environment and more are all different factors to consider when making the decision. Typically, it comes down to one of two forms of heat tracing: steam or electric heat tracing. While steam tracing has historically been a more common form of heat tracing, advances in modern technology have made electric a desirable route to go as well.

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Topics: High Temperature Heat Tracing, Electric Heat Tracing, Industrial Applications, Plant Protection, Winter Performance, Winter Safety

The nVent RAYCHEM Love Winter Blog

Winter is a time to enjoy, not to fear the hardships it sometimes brings. In this blog, our RAYCHEM Winter Experts share knowledge and tips on how to take the stress out of the colder days of the year. We specialize in keeping:

  • processes and operations running smoothly in industrial environments
  • buildings, infrastructure and the people using them safe from harm in commercial and residential environments.

No matter how extreme the weather conditions, Raychem winter solutions offer the best insurance for your processes and property against snow and ice-related emergencies.

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