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Heated driveway?

Commercial snow melting. (E.g. TOYOTA + ELEKTRA).

HYPOCAUST. Made in GREECE and ROME

ONDOL - The Korean invention

American Legend: Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

From STONE COLD to NICE WARM floors in just 2 hours?

New Kitchen Project. (Part 1)

New Kitchen Project. (Part 2)

Radiant heating in one day?

From cold slab floor to comfort and beauty.

How to connect UCCG-9991 programmable thermostat for radiant floor heating?

How to connect MTC-2991 manual thermostat for radiant floor heating?

How to choose the in-floor radiant heat ELEKTRA mat?

Many components of the Great Real Estate. (Part 1).

Many components of the Great Real Estate. (Part 2).

How to connect more than 1 mat?

The problem on the roof

Installing radiant floor heating in just one afternoon.

Cathedral ceilings effect & Medieval Hypocaustum (floor heating)

STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION




Electric Trace Heating For Pipes.



Electric Heat Tracing, Trace Heating or Surface Heating is typically a system to protect pipes such as water pipes, gutters...


Electric Trace Heating or Electric Heat Tracing just like any Electric Surface Heating, is a system designed and used to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes, gutters, containers and other vessels. Trace heating takes the form of a electrical like heating element run in physical contact along the length of a pipe. The pipe must then be covered with thermal insulation to retain heat losses from the pipe.

 

 

 

Electric Heat Tracing, Trace Heating or Surface Heating is typically a system to protect pipes such as water pipes, gutters for:

 

  • Temperature Maintenance,
  • Anti-condensation,
  • Frost and freeze protection, 
  • Under floor heating,
  • Snow and ice prevention / snow and ice melting.

 

 

Because every pipe and vessel is subject to heat loss when their temperature is greater than ambient temperature, both the insulationand heating cables are used. Insulation is used to reduces the rate of heat loss but does not eliminate it therefore trace heating is used to replace the heat that is lost despite the insulation. A special thermostat or similar  proprietary controller is often used to control the trace heating to maintain a set minimum temperature.

 

 

Maintaining a pipe's temperature above 31F (0C) will prevent it from freezing and consequently from potentially serious damage.

 

 

The combination of trace heating and the correct amount and type of thermal insulation for the operating ambient temperature maintains a thermal balance.

 

 



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