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New Standards in Winterization Techniques for Offshore and Marine Environments

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 16, 2018 5:30:00 AM

For decades, many international and country sponsored agencies as well as many multinational oil companies have developed a raft of requirements, guidelines and recommendations regarding marine vessels, oil equipment and personnel safety that operate in cold and/or polar ice-covered waters. 

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Topics: Winter Performance, Industrial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Marine Environment, Winterization, Offshore Environment

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

Conserving Historic Buildings With Aesthetically Pleasing Roof Ice Melt Systems

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Jan 4, 2018 6:59:50 AM

It is becoming increasingly important for architects to focus on the conservation and renovation of older buildings, opposed to designing and creating new ones. Preserving historic architecture and the beauty that comes with it is a top priority for many projects and both architects and engineers want to be able to complete any renovations while keeping the original aesthetics in place.

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

Heat Tracing is Needed to Keep Your Safety Systems Functional During Winter

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 19, 2017 9:29:08 AM

Protecting systems, equipment and processes is paramount for any industrial operation regardless of the time of year. This is especially true during winter. Without proper protection, operations risk the result of frozen, blocked or broken equipment due to winter’s extreme conditions.

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Topics: Winter Performance, Plant Protection, Industrial Applications, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection

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

How Do Self-Regulating Heating Cables Work?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 28, 2017 3:43:15 PM

Self-regulating freeze protection systems offer protection against burst water pipes, frozen roof gutters, ice or snow covered ramps, stairways and walkways. The use of these systems provides a reliable and long-term solution to costly damage or operational disturbances.

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Topics: Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Surface Snow Melting, 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

The Challenges Offshore Vessels Face in Cold Climates

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 9, 2017 4:51:49 AM

Ever since the discovery of large quantities of natural resources in arctic environments, governments have been attracted to further exploration and development of oil. In addition to the demand for oil, the potential for minerals, fisheries, marine transport, scientific exploration and research are also increasing. Expeditions with vessels, equipment and personnel face obstacles that come with the harsh climate and extreme temperatures.

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Topics: Winter Performance, Industrial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Marine Environment, Winterization, Offshore Environment

How RIM Systems Can Protect Your Roof

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 7, 2017 4:50:51 AM

Ice dams and icicles are some of the most dangerous hazards a roof can face during winter. Ice dams and icicles form when the snow that is accumulated on a roof beings to melt and then refreezes. The more snow that accumulates, the greater chance there is of this process continuing, which in turn increases the size and severity of the ice dams and icicles.

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