Looking to increase efficiency on your heat tracing application? With pre-insulation for weather resistance and easy installation, unitemp supplies quality steam tracing components including:
ThermoTube (Pre-insulated Tubing) - ThermoTube is a single insulated process tube ideally suited to transport steam, hot or cold liquids, gases or refrigerants. Pre-insulated with nonhygroscopic glass fibre, the tube is complete with a heat reflective foil wrap and a weather-proof outer covering. ThermoTube can also be manufactured in a variety of optional process tube materials, wall thicknesses and outer coverings to meet a multitude of applications.
The maximum and minimum process temperatures are 204°C and 5°C, respectively. The recommended steam pressure is 1825kPa.
SnapTrace (Heat Transfer Compound) - SnapTrace is flexible heat transfer compound (preformed in 1.22m sections) designed for rapid installation on straight process piping runs with outer diameters of 40mm and larger. Unitemp’s heat transfer compounds provide an efficient thermal connection between the tracer and the process pipe by eliminating the air voids that would normally exist. A single tracer utilizing snap trace has the equivalent performance of 3 to 5 air convection (bare) tracers. SnapTrace includes TFK galvanised steel channel, providing mechanical and weather protection.
Unitemp’s snap trace has maximum and minimum exposure temperatures of 208°C and -73°C, respectively. The minimum installation temperature is -12°C. No surface preparation is required, installation times are 5 times faster than hand trowel compounds, it is non-soluble in water, requires no curing procedures, and increases heat transfer rates significantly over bare tracing. The snap trace is factory-formed to fit the tracer and pipe.
Published in 2007, April, in SA Petrochemical