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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

Using Software to Ensure Winter Protection for your Building

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 28, 2018 1:30:00 PM

When it comes to protecting your building against winter weather, it’s important to work with tools that simplify your project while helping you stay on budget.

Let’s look at some helpful design tools from nVent RAYCHEM that can help with winterization at your building this year.

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

Protecting Your Facility Surfaces During Winter

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 15, 2018 4:00:00 PM

According to the National Safety Council, in the US alone slips and falls account for nearly 9 million emergency room visits during winter. While it’s unsure how many of these occur on job sites and industrial facilities, the risks certainly increase during icy months.

Thankfully, electric heat tracing and surface snow melting systems can keep facilities clear of ice and snow, avoiding the need for keeping costly machinery and labor in standby to manually remove snow and ice.

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Topics: Winterization, Surface Snow Melting, Electric Heat Tracing, Industrial Applications

How Do Concealed Roof De-Icing Systems Work?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Icicles and ice dams can be both hazardous and costly to roofs during winter months. While there are various different techniques to de-ice roofs during heavy snow and ice conditions, concealed system are often a more effective choice.

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Roof & Gutter De-Icing

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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