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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

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

Robust and Reliable Heat Tracing in Extreme Environments

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Mar 22, 2018 4:41:25 PM

Raychem winter safety and performance solutions are helping enable one of the largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects in the world.

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Topics: Winterization, Long Line Heating, Pipe Freeze Protection, Electric Heat Tracing, Winter Safety, Industrial Applications, Plant Protection, Winter Performance

Winterization Techniques for Offshore and Marine Environments

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Mar 15, 2018 12:58:53 PM

We usually start thinking about freeze protection measures as the cold temperatures of winter get closer. However, others don’t think worry this until it’s too late, and they have to cope with a frozen or damaged water line. People that work in regions where extreme weather conditions are the norm, can’t leave proper preparation up to chance. They make sure that their personnel and equipment is protected at all times and year-round. 

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Topics: Marine Environment, Offshore Environment, Winterization, Surface Snow Melting, Electric Heat Tracing, Winter Safety, Winter Preparation, Winter Performance

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

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

Heat Trace Systems that Guarantee Temperature Maintenance on Critical Phenol Transfer Lines

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 23, 2018 3:06:31 AM

As humans, we all know how to  prevent our body from overheating or undercooling due to variable weather conditions. When it’s winter and the temperature drops, we know to put on more layers and protective clothing to keep us warm. In autumn or spring, we put on lighter jackets to stay comfortable. In the summer, it’s warm enough outside that we don’t need any extra layers. 

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Topics: Flow Assurance, Long Line Heating, Pipe Insulation, Industrial Applications, Plant Protection, Winter Performance

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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