Electric Tracing

heat tracing

Heat tracing is used to prevent heat loss from process fluids being transported in process fluid pipes, when there is risk of damage to piping, or interference with operation such as fouling or blockage, caused by the congealing, increase in viscosity, or separation of components, in the fluid below certain temperatures, or when there is risk of formation of corrosive substances or water due to condensation in corrosive services.

This prevention of heat loss is accomplished by employing electrical tracing, or Steam tracing, and insulating both the process fluid pipe and the tracer together, using appropriate insulation materials & metal lagging is vital on any application, in an attempt to reduce heat loss from the pipe and tracer to their surroundings.

Things to Know!

  • What is the required maintain temperature? (Freeze protection or Process )
  • What is the product?
  • Available Power ( 120, 208 , 480 or 600 volts)?
  • Jobsite location or ambient temperature?
  • Electrical area classification and T- Rating (Auto Ignition Temperature for the area) Class 1 – Div 2 or Class 1 Div 1
  • How do you want to control the system? Mechanical Thermostats, Control Panel or Electronic Controllers?
  • Conduit & Wire type and by who?
electric tracing

Self-Regulating Heating Cables

heating cables

Self-regulating heating cables increase power as temperatures fall and decreases as temperatures rise. Our supplier Thermon® manufactures a variety of self-regulating heating cables to meet the demands specific to each application.

Excellent for metallic or non-metallic piping and tanks, Straight Line Industrial Services, Inc. uses Thermon’s self-regulating heating cables in which allows an ease esign and installation with applications ranging from freeze protection to temperature maintenance to foundation heating.


BSX™


Self-Regulating Heating Cable
Freeze Protection and Temp. Maintenance......to 150°F
Maximum Exposure Temperature......................185°F
Available Watt Densities..........3,5,8 &10 w/ft @ 50°F
Available Voltage................110-120 or 208-277 Vac
Available with Fluoropolymer Overjacket (FOj)

HTSX™


Self-Regulating Heating Cable
Freeze Protection and Temp. Maintenance.......to 250°F
Maximum Exposure Temperature......................482°F
Available Watt Densities...3,6,9,12,15,& 20 w/ft @ 50°F
Available Voltages..............110-120 or 208-277 Vac.

VSX™


Self-Regulating Heating Cable
Freeze Protection and Temp. Maintenance.....up to 300°F
Maximum Exposure Temperature......................482°F
Available Watt Densities....5, 10, 15, & 20 w/ft @ 50°F
Available Voltages...............110-120 or 208-277 Vac.

HPT™


Power-Limiting Cables
Freeze Protection and Temp. Maintenance.....up to 300°F
Maximum Exposure Temperature......................500°F
Available Watt Densities....5, 10, 15, & 20 w/ft @ 50°F
Available Voltages..........................120-240 Vac.

Power Connection Kit & Mechanical Thermostats

The demands placed on heat tracing systems vary based on the design parameters specific to each application. To meet these needs, Straight Line Industrial Services, Inc. uses Thermon® manufacturer as its supplier who has the widest variety of electric heating cables and controls systems in the world.

Controlling a heat tracing circuit can be as simple as a mechanical thermostat. Frequently, more sophisticated control and monitoring requirements are necessary. Whether it’s a mechanical thermostat or a microprocessor-based control and monitoring system, Straight Line Industrial Services, Inc. can handle the need.

heat traciong Straight Line Industrial Services offers System supplied from Thermon® designed specifically for rapid, trouble-free installation of Thermon Heating Cables. Available in two varieties, Thermon kits are approved for use in ordinary (nonclassified) areas, hazardous (classified) areas, and Zone 1 and 2 classified areas.Terminator DP - Kit includes; NEMA 4X nonmetallic junction box with integral gasket, three-point DIN mount terminal block with nickel-plated copper terminals (600 V, 50 A), pipe-mounted fitting, stainless steel pipe attachment band for piping 10” or less. (PETK/SCTK termination kit required, order separately). DP...........................BSX, RSX, HTSX, VSX, HPT, FP.
heat tracing

Controlling a heat tracing circuit can be as simple as a mechanical thermostat. Frequently, more sophisticated control and monitoring requirements are necessary. Whether it's a mechanical thermostat or a microprocessor-based control and monitoring system, Straight Line Indusrtial Services can handle with the help and Engineering of Thermon®.

Electronic Controllers

heat tracing Sophisticated control and monitoring requirements are available from Thermon products for winterization and process temperature control. Whether it’s a single point electronic thermostat or a multipoint microprocessor-based control and monitoring system, Straight Line along with Thermon have a solution for all your applications. (Alternatively, Thermon products also offers a complete line of mechanical thermostats for lower cost solutions and smaller systems.)
heat tracing

This is a multicircuit microprocessor-based temperature control and monitoring module developed specifically for heat tracing. The unit provides control and monitoring capabilities via digital information display for a maximum of 18 heat tracing circuits. The module can be configured for either process sensing control (with an RTD for each circuit) or ambient sensing control (with a user’s choice of one or two RTD inputs).

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