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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The company is paying for repairs to pipes under homes, though Fannon said those pipes are residents' responsibility to maintain with insulation and heat tape.
The simplest is to warm the doors above dew point with what are sometimes called "anti-sweat heaters." Muskegon, Mich.-based Structural Concepts, a manufacturer of refrigerated display cases, offers heat tape that warms doors directly and fans that blow warm air over the glass, says Marketing Manager Christopher Latta.
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.
Onsite maintenance technicians and contract service providers applied heat tape to certain pipes with exterior wall exposure and foam board insulation where that could be beneficial, he says.
Other scarce products were plastic pipefittings, pipe insulation and heat tape. Some products, namely heat tape, were sold out completely.
For wet-pipe systems, ensure that the room heat is adequate, or use heat tape to ensure their warmth.
Additional supplies you'll need include a second bucket, a 3-foot pipe-heating cable (aka heat tape, usually about $25) and duct tape.
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.