trace heating

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trace heating

[¦trās ¦hēd·iŋ]
(engineering)
Heating the layer between insulation and pipes in an insulated pipework system to reduce viscosity and thereby facilitate flow of the liquid.
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alternate # 3 provide and install power and heat tape for existing gutters see sheets a1.
It's possible to put a heat tape outside the pipe instead, but this is far less energy efficient.
Apply heat tape or thermostat-controlled heat cables around exposed pipes.
Other scarce products were plastic pipefittings, pipe insulation and heat tape.
For wet-pipe systems, ensure that the room heat is adequate, or use heat tape to ensure their warmth.
Note: This project may not conform to the safely instructions provided by some heat tape manufacturers.
As a backup choice, which turned into a significantly more cost effective alternative, we utilized electric heat tape strategically placed in those critical areas.
The Bears weren't helped by a first heat tape exclusion for Peter Juul or a heavy third race fall by Czech star Kus, who carried on courageously to post three vital wins and two tenacious second places, despite hurting his lower abdomen after being speared by his machine's handlebars.
Investigators concluded the fire started when heat tape that had been wrapped around a water pipe overheated, officials said.
For climates with extreme winter conditions, heat tape installed along the roof edge can help avoid ice accumulation.
I have heat tape wrapped around some plumbing pipes, and I always forget to turn off the juice when it's not needed.
Pipes that are particularly susceptible to freezing may be wrapped with trace heat tape.