Industrial pipe freeze protection made easy

Industrial electrical equipment specialists AP Haslam supplies ESH’s electrical trace heating system solutions for all industrial applications, including ATEX hazardous areas. 

The range offers a great choice of heat tracing cables, thermostats and accessories to maintain and prevent pipe temperatures from dropping too low.

Electric trace heating, heat trace or surface heating, is the application of a compensating heat source used to temperature maintain or raise pipes, surfaces and vessels. In the form of an electrical heating element, trace heating is run in physical contact with the desired surface.

Trace heating can be used to protect pipes from freezing, maintain the temperature of a hot water system, or maintain process temperatures for smooth and efficient running of process plant equipment.

Self-regulating heating tape, also known as self-limiting, adjusts heat output to equal the heat loss from the pipe work. As pipe temperature falls under no-flow conditions or due to the decreases in external or internal temperature, the electrical conductivity of the semi-conductive polymer core increases, causing the tape to increase output. As the pipe temperature rises under flow conditions or as a result of increasing external or internal temperature the conductivity reduces and output decreases.

Key uses for ESH trace heating systems include: pipe frost protection to water pipework – both external and unheated internal areas; trace heating of building services pipework; fire sprinkler pipe frost protection; surface heating to vessels and tanks; food processing factories; chemical industries and ATEX environments.

ESH and AP Haslam can offer you the complete heat trace package, from full trace heating system design and product manufacturing, to trace heating installation, testing and commissioning. Full support is available for all projects, whether it’s simple pipe frost protection or complex process plant systems, ESH Trace Heating and AP Haslam have you covered.

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of trace heating cable, ESH offers a comprehensive range of products and systems suitable for all domestic, commercial and industrial trace heating applications, including ATEX approved products for hazardous area trace heating solutions. An extensive range of heating cable and ancillaries is held in stock ready for same day dispatch.

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