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Watch That Heat Tracing!

Posted July 12, 2009 8:58 AM

Pipe protection in cold weather calls or heat tracing — but don't let the pipes get too hot, as one plant discovered. Maintenance crews found that calcium carbonate scale starts to form at temperatures above 140 F; the scale was clogging their water lines so much, the pumps couldn't keep up.

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Re: Watch That Heat Tracing!

07/13/2009 2:23 PM

Use self regulating trace heating and line temperature control with central monitoring.

But this costs money at the start. (over time, it saves way more than it costs, but...)

We are living from overhauls on projects that prove that you can do everything cheaper. (until next winter)

Long live financial controllers.

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