Trace heating kits are the perfect solution to prevent pipes from freezing. Our frost protection kits use a self-regulating trace heating cable which limits its output per metre by using a variables resistive compound within the cable to prevent overheating and to ensure efficient operation.
All our frost protection kits come complete with a built-in thermostat to ensure that when the ambient temperature drops below 5°C the trace heating cable activates and remains in operation until the ambient temperature exceeds 10°C. The built-in thermostat ensures that the trace heating system only operates when required to stop pipes freezing throughout winter and remains dormant during the summer.
Each frost protection kit consists of:
- Pre-terminated Trace Heating cable
- Built-in thermostat 2m of power cable (cold lead)
- Warning labels Cable ties 13 amp 3 pin plug
Frequently asked questions
Yes, when using trace heating on plastic pipes ensure that ATE- 180 aluminium tape is used to help disperse the heat around the pipe.
Yes, utilising our in-house design facilities, we can design your complete trace heating requirement.
If the surface area of the pump is substantially greater than that of the adjoining pipework then extra heating cable may need to be considered (depending on wattage of cable installed). Pumps and ...
Most applications can simply be straight traced, reducing costs of materials and installation time without compromising on operational requirements.
Yes, thermal insulation is required on all heat trace applications. Without insulation, surface heat losses can increase approximately 4-5 times.
Generally, no maintenance of our trace heating systems is required but it is recommended that the system is checked for operational and electrical integrity periodically or prior to the winter or p...
Full termination instructions are provided with all our heating tapes
System checks depend on the system installed, constant wattage systems can be fully checked for insulation resistance and continuity. Self regulating systems can only be checked for insulation resi...
When water pipes are exposed to cold temperatures either outdoors, underground or in small spaces, you can protect them from freezing by wrapping them with heat tape. Heating tape is actually a cor...
This is used for a pipe freeze protection application. Electric heat tracing, heat tape or surface heating, is a system used to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes and vessels. Trace heat...