|Range||Pentair Raychem XPI Heating Cable|
XPI is a polymer insulated (PI) series heating cable, suitable for use in hazardous areas. It has been designed for use in freeze protection and temperature maintenance applications of pipes, tanks and other equipment. XPI offers an economical solution for a wide variety of heat-tracing applications, in particular for pipe lengths beyond the maximum circuit lengths of parallel heating cables.
The inner insulation is a sandwich construction of high temperature ﬂuoropolymer and PTFE, the outer insulation is made of PTFE. This unique construction is very easy to terminate, highly ﬂexible and makes XPI a very safe and reliable product. It provides highest chemical withstand and excellent mechanical strength, in particular at elevated temperatures.
XPI heating cables can be used for temperatures up to 260°C (continuous) and 300°C (intermittent short-term exposure). XPI is easy to install and has printed meter-marks. Pentair offers XPI heating cables in a very wide range of resistances, starting from 0.8 Ω/km up to 8000 Ω/km as well as a complete range of components for connection and splicing of the cables.
[Ω/km @ 20°C]
[x 10-3 /K]
|Max Exposure Temp||260°C (power of, continuous), 300°C (power off, intermittent for max 1000h)|
|Maximum Power Output||35 W/m (typical value, depending on application)|
|Min Bending Radius||2.5 x cable diameter for cable diameter < 6mm|
|Min Bending Radius||6 x cable diameter for cable diameter > 6mm|
|Min Installation Temp||-70°C|
|Min. Impact Resistance||4 Joule (as per EN 60079-30-1)|
|Minimum Clearance||20 mm|
|Nominal Voltage||Up to 450/750 Vac (U0/U)|
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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...