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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

Long-Term Preventative Measures to Consider Before Winter

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Nov 2, 2017 9:17:46 AM

Building owners cannot afford to ignore the ever increasing cost of building damage and personal injury liability associated with winter weather conditions. Burst pipes, roof damage due to snow and ice, property or stock damage from melting ice, condensing boiler/heating system shutdown due to iced-up condensate pipe and building access problems due to snow have been sharply brought into focus. 

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

Five Ways to Use Electric Heat Tracing

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Oct 31, 2017 8:43:28 AM

Electric Heat Tracing is used in many process industries to maintain process fluids at the desired temperatures. A look at five common uses of heat-tracing applications can help users select the most appropriate technology for their application. These are the most commonly encountered needs in the industrial sector.

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Topics: Industrial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, High Temperature Heat Tracing, Long Line Heating, Process Temperature Maintenance

Is Insulating Your Pipes Enough to Prevent Them from Freezing?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Oct 26, 2017 10:30:29 AM

The freezing winter weather takes a toll on buildings and the infrastructure within them. Prolonged periods of freezing temperatures cause particular problems to exposed pipework around all types of buildings.

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Topics: Winter Preparation, Commercial Applications, Winter Safety, Electric Heat Tracing, Pipe Freeze Protection, Pipe Insulation

Why is Electric Heat Tracing so Important During Winter?

Posted by Raychem Winter Expert on Oct 24, 2017 10:24:40 AM

Proper process temperature heating is important at all times of the year but especially during the winter. The extreme nature of the season can have lasting effects on equipment and the ability to withstand these harsh elements is necessary to ensure processes and operations in a variety of fields stay in motion.

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Topics: Winter Performance, Winter Preparation, Plant Protection, Industrial Applications, Electric Heat Tracing

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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