What Is Heat Tracing ?
Heat tracing is the application of a controlled amount of electric surface heating to pipework, tanks, valves or process equipment to either maintain its temperature (by replacing heat lost through insulation, also referred to as frost protection) or to affect an increase in its temperature.
The primary function of heat trace cable systems is the prevention of freezing within water pipes and subsequently bursting.
With temperatures dropping during the Winter months, freezing pipes are always a major concern for homeowners, businesses and industry alike. By maintaining the ambient temperature inside the pipe, frost cannot build up and pipes will not freeze. This means pipes will not burst due to ice expansion.
Did You Know….. A gallon of water, when frozen, will expand to a volume 9% greater than the original gallon.
In addition to frost protection, heat tracing cables provide heat maintenance and heat recovery. #heattracing #cables #constantwattage #selfregulating #parallel #roofheating #gutterheating