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Pipe heat tracing systems are used where industrial pipe insulation alone cannot prevent the water in the pipes from freezing. They provide frost protection as well as temperature maintenance and prevent liquids from freezing or pipes from bursting.
As a result, long downtimes, expensive damage, hazardous situations for people and environmental damage are avoided.
A pipe heat tracing system consists of an electrical heating tape that is attached to pipes. The electrical heat tracing is powered by electricity and by converting electricity, the desired heat is generated. Through the conversion of electricity into thermal energy (heat), hot water pipes, for example, are kept at temperature or liquids are protected from freezing.
The use of a pipe heat tracing can prevent pipes, pumps and valves from freezing or even bursting at very low temperatures. Mainly, eltherm pipe heat tracing systems are used in industrial facilities:
Basically, the installation of the pipe heat tracing depends on its constructional design. In most cases, however, it is wound around the pipe from the outside or, alternatively, laid vertically along the pipe. It is important to ensure that the pipe heat tracing system is only installed after all other works have been completed. Only professionally trained personnel can guarantee proper installation and consequently ensure that the heat is optimally distributed along the pipe.