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The Challenges Offshore Vessels Face in Cold Climates

Posted by nVent RAYCHEM Winter Expert on Jan 24, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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

The Heat Tracing Technologies for Winter Rail Heating

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

During the winter months, snow and ice buildup on rail tracks and overhead contact wires can cause major disruptions to railway operations. Recent winter weather has truly put railways to the test, as extreme conditions ripple across rail pathways in North America. For passengers, icy train platforms can cause major safety concerns. However, there are a variety of heating solutions that can eliminate these costly problems.

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Topics: Solutions for Rail and Transportation, Winterization

Understanding nVent RAYCHEM Specialized Applications

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 4, 2018 1:07:14 PM

While we’ve covered the importance of roof and gutter de-icing systems for roofs and gutters, there are other elements of commercial and residential structures that also require winterization.

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Topics: Roof & Gutter De-Icing, Winterization, Winter Preparation

Using Software to Ensure Winter Protection for your Building

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 28, 2018 1:30:00 PM

When it comes to protecting your building against winter weather, it’s important to work with tools that simplify your project while helping you stay on budget.

Let’s look at some helpful design tools from nVent RAYCHEM that can help with winterization at your building this year.

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Topics: Winterization, Roof & Gutter De-Icing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Winter Preparation

Protecting Your Facility Surfaces During Winter

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 15, 2018 4:00:00 PM

According to the National Safety Council, in the US alone slips and falls account for nearly 9 million emergency room visits during winter. While it’s unsure how many of these occur on job sites and industrial facilities, the risks certainly increase during icy months.

Thankfully, electric heat tracing and surface snow melting systems can keep facilities clear of ice and snow, avoiding the need for keeping costly machinery and labor in standby to manually remove snow and ice.

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Topics: Winterization, Surface Snow Melting, Electric Heat Tracing, Industrial Applications

Using Software to Ensure Winter Protection at Your Industrial Facility

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to protecting your industrial facility against winter weather, it’s valuable to have tools at your disposal that help make the process easier.

Let’s take a look at some helpful design tools from nVent RAYCHEM that can help with winterization at your facility this year.

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Topics: Winterization, Electric Heat Tracing, Winter Preparation

Checking Your Industrial Facility for Winter Safety

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With temperatures dropping in many areas of the world, now is a good time for facility managers to begin precursory winter checks of their buildings and grounds. To ensure winter weather maintenance is completed and operations stay on schedule, consider a thorough check of the items below.

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Topics: Winterization, Winter Safety, Industrial Applications

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

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

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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