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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

Roof De-Icing Solutions to Prevent Icicles and Ice Dams

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 6, 2018 10:30:00 AM

One of the main safety concerns when it comes to winter weather systems is the buildup of snow and ice on roofs. When icicles grow large and have a long way to fall, they can cause serious injury and even death. And, only two feet of snow buildup on a roof can cause enough stress for the entire structure to collapse.

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

Why Plumbing Engineers Appreciate Heat Traced Solutions

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Mar 28, 2018 8:09:38 AM

The effectiveness of plumbing systems in any building relies on the overlap of design expertise from mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering. Building codes often require that domestic/potable water, fire suppression sprinklers, and grease waste systems must function reliably - in all circumstances - in order to be utilized. 

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Topics: Flow Assurance, Residential Applications, Pipe Insulation, Pipe Freeze Protection, Electric Heat Tracing, Winter Safety, Commercial Applications

Sensing Techniques to Consider Before Selecting a Heat Tracing System

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Mar 7, 2018 11:17:00 AM

When selecting and designing a trace heating system, different aspects such as cost, reliability or efficiency are often some of the first criteria to come to mind. But one of the most important aspects of this decision includes choosing which sensing method to rely on. Factors that can influence which sensing method is best for your application include whether or not the system is required to be controlled based on ambient or pipe surface temperature.

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Topics: Flow Assurance, Roof & Gutter De-Icing, Surface Snow Melting, Long Line Heating, High Temperature Heat Tracing, Process Temperature Maintenance, Pipe Freeze Protection, Electric Heat Tracing, Commercial Applications, Industrial Applications, Winter Performance

Avoid Clogged Disposal Drain Lines in Professional Kitchens

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Feb 22, 2018 9:53:22 AM

A high-performance kitchen means many things, but for the building’s Plumbing Engineer, one of the most important aspects to ensure optimal operations is to plan for an effective grease waste system. Grease interceptors in commercial kitchens are becoming increasingly popular as a means of preventing fat, oil and grease (FOG) from discharging into the sewer system.

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Topics: Flow Assurance, Electric Heat Tracing, Commercial Applications, Winter Performance

Winter Safe Solutions Protecting New York Area Mass Transit

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Feb 8, 2018 7:43:44 AM

Recent snowstorms have impacted transportation for millions along the east coast of North America. Among the areas affected by the inclement weather is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, the New York City area. With weather disturbances comes the risk of mass transit systems like rail transportation being delayed and potentially being out of service. 

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Topics: Surface Snow Melting, Electric Heat Tracing, Winter Safety, Commercial Applications, Winter Performance, Solutions for Rail and Transportation

Fault Finding on Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cables

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 30, 2018 11:07:30 AM
How to Do Maintenance

Back in October, we discussed how you could prepare your plant for winter with tips on winter safety in industrial applications. Today, we’re discussing how to do maintenance when a fault is found on self-regulating heating cables.

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

Why You Still Need Controllers With Self-Regulating Heating Cables

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 25, 2018 1:31:36 PM

Self-regulating heating cables are the preferred choice for many complex pipe-tracing projects due to their ingenious technology and ability to be used in hazardous and dangerous environments. Self-regulating heating cables are able to adapt their heat output dependent on ambient temperature and will only provide heat when and where it is needed.   

This video shows exactly how the self-regulating technology works:

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Topics: Electric Heat Tracing, Commercial Applications, Industrial Applications, Winter Performance, Winter Safety

Calculating the Length of Heating Cable You Need

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 22, 2018 5:44:15 AM

Determining the total length of heating cable needed for a project can be a challenge. With many factors such as size and space available to consider, the task can seem daunting, especially for larger projects with more infrastructure to consider.

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Topics: Commercial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, Heat Tracing Maintenance, Industrial Applications, Pipe Freeze Protection, Process Temperature Maintenance, Winter Performance, Winter Safety

Proportional Ambient Sensing Control

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 19, 2018 1:49:05 AM

One of the harshest characteristics of winter is the cold weather. With ambient temperatures falling past the freezing point, strict temperature maintenance and control of fluid systems is a challenge that must be addressed in order for operations to continue without interruption.

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Topics: Flow Assurance, Process Temperature Maintenance, Electric Heat Tracing, Winter Safety, Pipe Freeze Protection, Commercial Applications, Industrial Applications, Winter Performance

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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