Thermotex temperature maintenance applications use heat tracing systems to ensure the continuation of heat within pipes and vessels. Heat tracing involves electrical cable solutions attached to the length of the specific pipe. To maintain the pipe or vessel's temperature, the pipe is encased in thermal insulation to retain heat loss. Heat tracing is used, predominantly, to protect instruments from freezing. To achieve this, the pipe's constant flow temperature is stabilized so that the transported substances do not solidify in the process of travel caused by ambient temperatures. Pipes and vessels become subject to loss of heat when the temperature of the instrument is greater than the ambient temperature. Rather than eliminating the rate of heat loss, thermal insulation reduces this rate. Common heat tracing applications also include snow melting on path and driveways.
All Thermotex self-regulating heaters are manufactured and processed in-house to give unrivaled performance, power retention and life. Thermotex self-regulating heating cables consist of two parallel conductors embedded in a conductive polymer-heating core, which is cross-linked for long-term durability and reliability. The power output of the cables automatically adjusts to compensate for changes in temperature. As the temperature falls, the electric current passing through the core increases and so more heat is generated. Conversely, as the temperature rises, the core has fewer electrical paths and less heat is produced.
Our self-regulating cables varies its resitance depending on the temperature. When the temperature reaches the set point of resistance, the increasing heat supply ceases and then continues to maintain this temperature.
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