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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In addition to this, a trace heating system is integrated into the door frame which ensures that the door structure is thermally broken and eliminates any possibility of ice build-up in the door legs or head.
A proposed Specification for electric trace heating has been published which will be of value to all electrical design engineers, specifiers and students of electric trace heating.
If your area is at significant risk from snowfall, consider using trace heating systems to help melt snow and ice before it accumulates to a dangerous level.
INEOS reports it is now specifying Venturi Orifice steam traps on 'drip leg' and 'trace heating' applications at its plant in Cologne and says the decision to generally allow Venturi Orifice steam traps follows a trial carried out by Ines Zie[beta]au, a student of Energy Systems Technology, for her dissertation entitled "Evaluation and Performance of Steam Traps in the Chemical Industry" for her degree at the University of Applied Science.
In recent years Braude has extended its range using the expertise learnt over the years so that now it is able to supply any heating requirement found in the plant from frost protection of storage tanks using immersion heaters, trace heating of pipework into the shop and heaters for all the process tanks from the water rinses through to the plating areas and corrosive processes using further down the treatment line.
Among his topics are smart grid takes on critical standards challenges, developing a standard for electrical trace heating, wireless chargers become a standards battle zone, the vehicle "black box" gets its own standard, and Internet of Things/M2M as a standards work in progress.
Several classes of solutions for raising the temperature of feedstock within pipelines for better flow are in widespread use such as trace heating and bulk heating systems, but are extremely inefficient and therefore costly.
The units can be supplied with an additional mass flow controller for dilution, and with local or remote trace heating temperature control.
The group's advanced temperature sensors are supplied to UK and global power station operators and it has been equally successful in exporting its industrial trace heating solutions for completed projects in North America, Africa and Russia.
A further two offices have been let to tender sourcing and writing company Bid Management UK and Power Tech, an electrical firm which specialises in the installation of trace heating, pipe insulation and leak detection systems.