Electric heat tracing, heat tape or surface heating, is a system meant to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes and vessels. This engineering system protects pipes and vessels and electrical equipments especially in the hazardous places from freezing, to maintain a constant flow temperature in hot water systems and prevent heat loss.
Raychem Heat Trace, by inventing self-regulating heater technology has provide a variety of Raychem heat tracing solutions for heating cables used in various sites and projects requirements in mineral insulated and power-limiting cables. Self regulated heating cables are capable of regulating/ maintaining temperature. Power-limiting heating cables (VPL) from Supermec are invariably used for protection from freezing and process temperature maintenance that requires high power output or high temperature exposure.