Process temperature maintenance applications are defined as applications other than freeze protection and involve temperatures higher than the freezing point of water. Viscosity control, phase change management and temperature-sensitive fluids require special attention in heat loss calculations, and monitoring and control schemes. Some examples are liquid sulphur, monomers, polymers, oils, waxes, food products, and steam-tracing condensates.
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Hazardous locations are defined by the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC) section 18 and the National Electrical Code (NEC) as; those areas in which the potential for fire or explosion exists due to the presence of flammable gases or vapors and combustible dusts.
For the most current information and complete details pertaining to hazardous locations refer to the Canadian and National Electrical Codes.Download NEMA ratings for a complete list of enclosure types.
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The integrity of a trace heating system depends upon on how accurately the cable is selected and how well it is installed. An improperly designed and installed trace heating system could result in cable failure and possible physical injury.
Download our Design Worksheet to determine which heating system will work best for process temperature maintenance.