Electrical Engineering

What is the trace heating or heat tracing?

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December 30, 2008 9:03AM

Heat tracing can be of 2 types: 1] Electrical Heat tracing: 2] Steam Tracing: Electrical heat tracing can be described as an insulated electrical heating cable, which is spiralled around the process fluid pipe( or object that needs to be heated), after which the pipe and tracing is insulated with the appropriate type and thickness of insulation lagging material. In steam tracing, instead of electrical heating cable, small pile is spiralled which carry steam thereby heating the desired object.