Frost Protection

Information

Frost protection of pipework and vessels for non hazardous area applications,without steam cleaning. Water lines and process pipework can become a real problem when ambient temperatures drop below freezing.  It is only when products thaw that one realises the damage and expense a failed pipe can cause.

Our Range of parallel circuit self regulating heating cables are inherently temperature safe and can be cut and terminated on site to suit the required application.

Our range of heaters are most suitable for protection of pipes against freezing in winter,and low temperature maintenance to 30°C.

Incorporating our range of IP67 weatherproof air and pipe sensing thermostats, accurate protection and control of heating is achieved.

Specification

Maximum Exposure Temperature 85°C (continuous power on)
Minimum Installation Temperature -40°C
Minimum Bending Radius ​35mm at -60 °C; 13mm at 20 °C
Supply Voltage ​230v (110v on request)
Chemical Resistance Suitable for corrosive environments.
For specific chemical resistance consult First Trace Heating.​

Applications

Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Plastic and Copper pipes, Insulated Heating Jackets

Frost Protection

Pipes and vessels, Firewater mains, Chiller pipe-work, DHW and Heating pipe-work

Temperature Maintenance

Process pipe-work up to 30°C, Chocolate, Edible oils, Caustic Lines

Thermal Output Rating

Nominal power output at 230 Vac on insulated steel pipes

Thermal Output Rating

Product Guide

Gutter Frost Protection

Maximum Circuit Lengths

16A 20A
Trace10 180 200
Trace20 90 110
Trace30 70 85

The use of a 30mA residual current device to provide maximum safety is recommended.

Specifications

Pipe Diameter

20°C 15mm - 54mm 76mm 89mm 114mm 168mm 219mm 273mm 100mm
½ in - 2 in 2 ½ in 3 in 4 in 6 in 8 in 10 in 12 in
Insulation Thicknes 20mm Trace10 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
25mm Trace10 Trace10 Trace20 Trace20 Trace20 Trace20 n/a n/a
30mm Trace10 Trace10 Trace10 Trace20 Trace20 Trace20 Trace30 Trace30
40mm Trace10 Trace10 Trace10 Trace10 Trace20 Trace20 Trace30 Trace30
50mm Trace10 Trace10 Trace10 Trace10 Trace20 Trace20 Trace30 Trace30

Recommend all pipework over 6in to be spiralled

Self-Regulating Cables

Our self-regulating cables are all certified Grade 2.2 BS6351 and can be supplied at any length, cut to order.

TRACE10J

Loading 10w/m, 230V

Complete with earth and outer jacket

TRACE16J

Loading 16w/m, 230V

Complete with earth and outer jacket

TRACE20J

Loading20w/m, 230V

Complete with earth and outer jacket

TRACE30J

Loading30w/m, 230V

Complete with earth and outer jacket

ECOTRACE15J

Loading15w/m, 230V

Complete with earth and outer jacket

Small geometry cable

TRACEJ1

Loading110V

Complete with earth and outer jacket

Watch: Our TraceJ Cable Range

Watch: Our EcoTrace cable range

Termination Kits

TRACEKITJ

Connection & end seal kit for jacketed self-regulating cable type TRACEJ.

Heat-shrinkable components.

TRACEKITECO

Connection & end seal kit for jacketed self-regulating cable type ECOTRACE15J.

Heat-shrinkable components.

TRACESPLICE

In-line splice kit for joining sections of jacketed self-regulating cable under the thermal insulation.

Watch: Self regulating cable termination using our TraceJ Termination Kit

Trace Packs

TRACEPAK-A

"Buy & Go" Trace Pack of jacketed self-regulating heating cable.

Loading10w/m

Contents30m of heating cable
Grade 2.2, BS6351
2 x termination kits
1 x 20m roll glass cloth fixing tape
5 x pipe warning labels

TRACEPAK-B

"Buy & Go" Trace Pack of jacketed self-regulating heating cable.

Loading20w/m

Contents30m of heating cable
Grade 2.2, BS6351
2 x termination kits
1 x 20m roll glass cloth fixing tape
5 x pipe warning labels
.

PDF

Download the Trace-J data sheet Adobe PDF 

Pipe Trace ECO

Pipe Trace ECO offers Plug & Go features with total control and safety. Pipe Trace ECO is a flexible frost protection solution.

Friendly to fit and with low running costs, it's perfect for domestic applications or under caravans.

All Pipe Trace ECO self-regulating cables come complete with earth and outer jacket.

PDF

Download the Pipe Trace ECO flyer Adobe PDF

PIPETRACEECO-1

Length1m

Loading16w, 230V

PIPETRACEECO-3

Length3m

Loading48w, 230V

PIPETRACEECO-5

Length5m

Loading80w, 230V

PIPETRACEECO-8

Length8m

Loading128w, 230V

PIPETRACEECO-10

Length10m

Loading180w, 230V

PIPETRACEECO-15

Length15m

Loading270w, 230V

PIPETRACEECO-20

Length20m

Loading30w, 230V

PIPETRACEECO-25

Length25m

Loading450w, 230V

PDF

Download the Eco Trace data sheet Adobe PDF 

Zone Parallel Heating Cables

Our silicone based constant wattage zone parallel heating cables come complete with braid.

ECOZONE10B

Loading10w/m, 230V

Maximum exposure temperature

Continuous140°C

Intermittent225°C

Small geometry cable

ECOZONE15B

Loading15w/m, 230V

Maximum exposure temperature

Continuous130°C

Intermittent225°C

For metallic pipes only

Small geometry cable

ECOZONE20B

Loading20w/m, 230V

Maximum exposure temperature

Continuous120°C

Intermittent225°C

For metallic pipes only

Small geometry cable

ZONEHEAT10B

Loading10w/m, 230V

Maximum exposure temperature

Continuous140°C

Intermittent225°C

ZONEHEAT20B

Loading20w/m, 230V

Maximum exposure temperature

Continuous130°C

Intermittent225°C

For metallic pipes only

PDF

Download the Zone Heat data sheet

Termination Kits for Zone Cables

ECOKITB

Termination kit for ecozone braided heating tape, one termination per kit.

ZONEKITB

Termination & end seal kit for Zoneheat braided heating tape, one termination per kit.

ZONEPLUSKIT

Termination & end seal kit for Zoneplus heating tape, one termination per kit.

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