FREEZE *FROST* PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Heat tracing can be used to protect exposed pipework from freezing.
The most common usage is to ensure prevention of freezing of pipework
for water services. However the term frost protection more widely
referes to maintain pipe contents at temperatures to stoped the
The mot efficent system for forst protection of water pipework
is to use a self-regulating tracer in conjunction with an ambient
temperature switching system.
As with any heat tracing system correct system design ensures
the most cost effective project spend. Ready reckoners or "catch-all"
products are commonly used to produce material bills for frost
protection of water pipework. As a consequence systems are often
oversized and incur needless power consumption. You can issue
an online enquiry for frost protection here.
Traced pipework for frost protection duties must be thermally
lagged. However the thickness and type of lagging required will
be defined by the heat-tracing used.
Heat tracing for frost protection duty does not necessarily
have to be spiral wound on pipework
Centralised control can be desined for area wide frost protection
heat tracing systems
Special considerations should be made for tracing of water for
FREEZE PROTECTION DESIGN PROCEDURE