Raychem HDC/HDF mineral insulated (MI) Cupro-Nickel series heating cables are suited for use in hazardous areas. They are extensively used for a wide variety of industries, such as oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, power generation, gas storage and many other industrial applications.
Cupro-Nickel heating cables with copper conductors (HDC) are available in very low resistances to allow for long line applications with a limited amount of supply points, in particular for applications exceeding the capabilities of Polymer Insulated (PI) series heating cables. The heating cables can be used for exposure temperatures up to 400°C and a typical power output up to 70 W/m.
The heating cables are offered as bulk cable as well as factory-terminated heating units to ensure optimum quality of the connections. The offering is completed with a full range of components for installation, connection and splicing of the heating cables.
Heating units are also approved for Dust environments. Temperature classiﬁcation (T-rating) has to be established by using the principles of stabilised design or the use of a temperature limiting device. Use TraceCalc design software or contact us.
|Order Reference||Nominal Resistance
[Ω/km @ 20°C]
[x 10-3 /K]
|Max Coil Length
Delivery length of bulk cable on coil depends on type of resistance and is limited by max. coil length as indicated in the table on top. Factory terminated elements are limited by a max. weight of 50kg, however to ensure practical and safe on-site handling, it is strongly recommended to limit element lengths to 25 - 30kg. Not all resistances are standard items and as such may not be in stock. Contact Pentair to confirm lead time. Pentair requires the use of a 30 mA residual current device to provide maximum safety and protection from ﬁre.
Where design results in higher leakage current, the preferred trip level for adjustable devices is 30 mA above any inherent capacitive leakage characteristic of the heater as speciﬁed by the trace heater supplier or alternatively, the next common available trip level for non adjustable devices, with a maximum of 300 mA. All safety aspects need to be proven.
Also refer to the components section for more details on heating units, accessories and nomenclatures.
|Cable Sheath Material||70/30 Cupro-Nickel|
|Conductor Material||Copper (HDC) or Copper Alloy (HDF)|
|Earth Leakage||3 mA/100m (nominal at 20°C, 230Vac, 50-60Hz)|
|Min Bending Radius||6 x outer diameter at -60°C|
|Min Cable Spacing||25mm for hazardous Areas|
|Minimum installation temperature||-60 °C|
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Self limiting / self regulating heating tape adjusts heat output to equal the heat loss from the pipe work. As pipe temperature falls the electrical conductivity of the semi-conductive core increas...
Yes, utilising our in-house design facilities, we can design your complete trace heating requirement.
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, thermal insulation is required on all heat trace applications. Without insulation, surface heat losses can increase approximately 4-5 times.
Most applications can simply be straight traced, reducing costs of materials and installation time without compromising on operational requirements.
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 ...
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...
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...
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...