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Calculating the Length of Heating Cable You Need

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 14, 2017 12:59:18 PM

Determining the total length of heating cable needed for a project can be a challenge. With many factors such as size and space available to consider, the task can seem daunting, especially for larger projects with more infrastructure to consider.

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Topics: Heat Tracing Maintenance, Winter Performance, Industrial Applications, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Process Temperature Maintenance

Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Technology Provides Frost Protection Solution at Major European Landmark

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 12, 2017 8:23:12 AM

Raychem’s self-regulating heating systems are providing a unique long-term, energy-efficient solution for frost protection at a major European landmark. 

The weir at the Kachlet hydroelectric power station sits on the river Danube in Bavaria, Germany. Constructed in the 1920s, the weir provides flood protection by holding back the river water that flows to the power station while also providing the ability to release excess water in cases of turbine water or heavy floods. 

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Topics: Winter Performance, Industrial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection

How to Install Heat Tracing Cables on Different Types of Pipework

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 7, 2017 10:15:13 AM

Installing anything into irregularly shaped devices is often more than a one-size-fits-all installation. There typically are many factors to consider when doing the installation. This is no different with heat tracing cables. Depending on what type of pipe or other device you are trying to conform to optimal cable usage, a specific layout is typically required to ensure the heat tracing technology works properly. Below are five examples of irregular pipe shapes and how to install self-regulating or power limiting heat tracing cables into each. 

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Topics: Heat Tracing Maintenance, Industrial Applications, Commercial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Pipe Insulation

Managing Hot Surface Ignition Temperatures for Trace Heating in Explosive Atmospheres

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Dec 5, 2017 9:30:21 AM

Designing high temperature electric heat tracing systems in hazardous areas can be a difficult challenge, especially when process temperatures approach the area classification limit. This restricts the allowable temperature differential between what is heated and the surface temperature of the heaters. 

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Topics: Winter Performance, Industrial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, High Temperature Heat Tracing, Process Temperature Maintenance

What Happens When Icicles Form?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 30, 2017 6:13:01 AM

Long a symbol of winter, icicles hanging from buildings, plants and other objects are a staple of the cold months. Often considered to be beautiful and a classic part of the season, icicles can also be a dangerous disturbance.

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Roof & Gutter De-Icing

How Do Self-Regulating Heating Cables Work?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 28, 2017 3:43:15 PM

Self-regulating freeze protection systems offer protection against burst water pipes, frozen roof gutters, ice or snow covered ramps, stairways and walkways. The use of these systems provides a reliable and long-term solution to costly damage or operational disturbances.

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Topics: Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Surface Snow Melting, Roof & Gutter De-Icing

A Clever Way to Melt the Ice

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 16, 2017 8:08:04 AM

Ice is one of the most dangerous elements that comes with winter weather. Whether it’s on buildings, plants, the ground or other objects, ice can be a disturbance that has effects on everyday life during the cold months in winter climates. Removing the risk of ice positively impacts safety. One way to melt ice is through self-regulating heat tracing cables.

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Roof & Gutter De-Icing

Four Ways to Reduce the Operational Cost of Your Heat Tracing System

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 14, 2017 5:57:12 AM

When looking at any project, two types of costs come into consideration: Total Investment Cost (TIC) and Total Operating Cost (TOC). TIC includes the cost for materials, installation and is typically incurred in the project phase. On the other hand, TOC covers all the costs during the operational lifetime of the system such as energy, maintenance and the potential for unforeseen shutdowns or losses of production.

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Topics: Heat Tracing Maintenance, Winter Performance, Winter Preparation, Industrial Applications, Commercial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing

The Challenges Offshore Vessels Face in Cold Climates

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 9, 2017 4:51:49 AM

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

How RIM Systems Can Protect Your Roof

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 7, 2017 4:50:51 AM

Ice dams and icicles are some of the most dangerous hazards a roof can face during winter. Ice dams and icicles form when the snow that is accumulated on a roof beings to melt and then refreezes. The more snow that accumulates, the greater chance there is of this process continuing, which in turn increases the size and severity of the ice dams and icicles.

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Topics: Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Roof & Gutter De-Icing

About our 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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