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

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

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

Heat Tracing Where You’d Least Expect It

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 9, 2018 4:22:35 PM

Electric Heat Tracing is used across many applications and industries to maintain fluids, processes and more at set temperatures. Most common Heat Tracing applications are freeze protection of water lines, process temperature maintenance in oil and gas and petro-chemical plants, or safety comfort heating in the commercial  sector. However, Electric Heat Tracing technologies are also used in many environments that may not jump to the front of your mind. Here are a few examples of unexpected applications.

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Topics: Winter Performance, Industrial Applications, Commercial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, Process Temperature Maintenance, Surface Snow Melting, Marine Environment, Winterization, Offshore Environment

Elements That Influence Heat Loss

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 21, 2017 7:36:28 AM

As most can imagine, the winter brings a dangerous risk to operations and processes for industrial equipment. Sure, the snow, ice and freezing temperatures are large contributors to this problem but what other elements beyond the basic winter conditions influence heat loss?

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

Managing Hot Surface Ignition Temperatures for Trace Heating in Explosive Atmospheres

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 5, 2017 9:30:21 AM

Designing high temperature electric heat tracing systems in hazardous areas can be a difficult challenge, especially when process temperatures approach the area classification limit. This restricts the allowable temperature differential between what is heated and the surface temperature of the heaters. 

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Topics: Winter Performance, Industrial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, High Temperature Heat Tracing, Process Temperature Maintenance

Five Ways to Use Electric Heat Tracing

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Oct 31, 2017 8:43:28 AM

Electric Heat Tracing is used in many process industries to maintain process fluids at the desired temperatures. A look at five common uses of heat-tracing applications 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: Industrial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, High Temperature Heat Tracing, Long Line Heating, Process Temperature Maintenance

About our 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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