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Pipe Tracing (a.k.a heat tracing) is commonly used to ensure that process, fluid, or material temperatures within pipes and piping systems are maintained above ambient temperatures during static flow conditions along with providing supplemental freeze protection in certain applications.
One of the most common applications for electric heat trace products is to ensure the prevention of freezing of pipes. The most efficient and cost-effective system for freeze protection of pipes is to use self-regulating electric heat trace in conjunction with an ambient temperature sensing system.
The system that will be designed for every electric heat pipe tracing application will be affected by many factors such as pipe size/diameter, liquid temperature/heat loss, number of thermal heat sinks in the run (flanges/valves) and insulation type. These will allow us to determine the appropriate amount of power needed for the applications so that we design and supply the most efficient electrical heat trace system.
The controls in these systems can be very complex, as they are usually process critical. We can design a variety of features into your system including real-time temperature data, backup operations in case of failure, system failure notifications, wireless connectivity, and more
Special considerations should be made for tracing of water for safety showers and fire protection systems. Electric heating cable systems are also often used as backup systems when steam is used as the preferred freeze protection source. Reach out to LEP for help in creating the required specification.
Electric heat trace can be used to provide consistent temperature in pipes and tanks of all sizes in many different applications. Thermally protected pipes can keep product at a constant temperature while being transferred to different process through pipes and can reduce the tank heating costs as the incoming material does not create a thermal drag on the process.
Liberty Electric Products can supply cables that keep water flowing at ambient temperatures as low as -40°F and cables that withstand temperatures up to 1100°F and are suitable for damp, corrosive and hazardous locations. We provide software and expertise to make selecting the right pipe tracing solution easy
Removable insulation covers for valves, flanges, and other fittings in industrial plants are an effective, convenient, and low cost solution to reduce heat loss and make your entire process more effecient. Our standard pipe and valve insulation line products are designed to fit an array of sizes, and can be used on almost any application that requires thermal processing including: