Domestic Trace Heating
Trace Heating UK cover all aspects of domestic trace heating.
If your application is not stated below or you would like to chat through your requirements, please contact one of our experienced technical team 01473 276672.
Frequently asked questions
Can I use heat trace on plastic pipes?
Yes, when using trace heating on plastic pipes ensure that ATE- 180 aluminium tape is used to help disperse the heat around the pipe.
Can you design a full surface heating system for me?
Do I have to allow extra heat for pumps and valves?
Do I have to spiral the trace heating onto the pipe?
Do I need to use thermal insulation?
Yes, thermal insulation is required on all heat trace applications. Without insulation, surface heat losses can increase approximately 4-5 times.
Does my trace heating system require maintenance?
How do I terminate the heating cable?
How do I test my trace heating system is working properly?
What is heat tape for water pipes?
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 cord or heat cable with encased electrical wire that when plugged in regulates the temperature around plastic or metal pipes.
What is Heat Trace?
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 heating takes the form of an electrical heating element run in physical contact along the length of a pipe.