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

Protecting Buildings from Snow and Ice

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Feb 14, 2018 9:46:42 AM

How do you protect your building? The best protection is prevention. Heavy snow and the pattern of repeated freezing and thawing can create ice dams that destroy roofs, gutters, and downspouts and allow water to leak through interior walls and damage possessions. According to ASHRAE: “90% of all building failures in the United States are related to moisture.”

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Surface Snow Melting, Roof & Gutter De-Icing, Residential Applications

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

Avoid Winter Emergencies Through Protection and Prevention

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 11, 2018 1:20:29 PM

Recent occurrences of harsh snowstorms and extreme temperatures are taking their toll on North America with more projected to come. Whether its icicles falling and harming those below, burst water pipes, or general building damage, people are experiencing the effects of bitter cold, snow and ice in daily life. 

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Pipe Freeze Protection, Surface Snow Melting, Roof & Gutter De-Icing, Residential Applications

Proactive Measures That Will Make You Love Winter

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 28, 2017 10:22:13 AM

As winter arrives in full force, so too do the Holidays. With everyone gearing up to get ready for time with family and friends this holiday season, many routine tasks can get lost in the holiday shuffle. While some priorities may shift during the Holidays, one that can’t be forgotten is protecting your home against winter’s elements.

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Surface Snow Melting, Roof & Gutter De-Icing, Residential Applications

What Happens When Icicles Form?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 30, 2017 6:13:01 AM

Long a symbol of winter, icicles hanging from buildings, plants and other objects are a staple of the cold months. Often considered to be beautiful and a classic part of the season, icicles can also be a dangerous disturbance.

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

Signs of a Cold Winter Ahead…

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 21, 2017 7:10:48 AM

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the dawn of another winter is upon us. The visions of fun outdoor winter activities can bring great joy to some while others may already be dreaming of next spring. 

The temperature has begun to drop and in some places, there’s even been snow on the ground. The question at this point isn’t if it’s going to get cold, but rather how cold it’s going to get. Whether you are a fan of the season or not, the reality is that the weather is about to drastically shift. 

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Plant Protection, Industrial Applications, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety

A Clever Way to Melt the Ice

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 16, 2017 8:08:04 AM

Ice is one of the most dangerous elements that comes with winter weather. Whether it’s on buildings, plants, the ground or other objects, ice can be a disturbance that has effects on everyday life during the cold months in winter climates. Removing the risk of ice positively impacts safety. One way to melt ice is through self-regulating heat tracing cables.

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Roof & Gutter De-Icing

Four Ways to Reduce the Operational Cost of Your Heat Tracing System

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 14, 2017 5:57:12 AM

When looking at any project, two types of costs come into consideration: Total Investment Cost (TIC) and Total Operating Cost (TOC). TIC includes the cost for materials, installation and is typically incurred in the project phase. On the other hand, TOC covers all the costs during the operational lifetime of the system such as energy, maintenance and the potential for unforeseen shutdowns or losses of production.

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

Long-Term Preventative Measures to Consider Before Winter

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 2, 2017 9:17:46 AM

Building owners cannot afford to ignore the ever increasing cost of building damage and personal injury liability associated with winter weather conditions. Burst pipes, roof damage due to snow and ice, property or stock damage from melting ice, condensing boiler/heating system shutdown due to iced-up condensate pipe and building access problems due to snow have been sharply brought into focus. 

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Surface Snow Melting, Roof & Gutter De-Icing

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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