Tanks & Vessel heating
Frost Protection & Temperature Maintenance
Heat tracing cables restore the heat losses from tanks and vessels in non-hazardous and hazardous area locations – thermal insulation is not always sufficient to compensate for such heat losses, therefore the installation of trace heating cables compensate for total loss of heat providing temperature maintenance and frost protection.
T&D have an extensive range of heat tracing systems which are specifically designed and manufactured for frost protection and temperature maintenance of tanks and hoppers.
Each tank heating requirement can vary significantly. T&D will carry out full heat tracing system design using the latest computer software and will always provide the most cost effective tank or vessel heating solution.
T&D can also provide designs for “Heat Up” applications as well as temperature maintenance.
Selecting & Specifying Tank Heaters
Process Heating Application
- Volume (Litre)
- Fluid Density (kg/m³)
- Fluid Specific Heat (kJ kg °C)
- Minimum Temperature °Celsius
- Minimum Ambient Temperature °Celsius
- Maximum Temperature °Celsius
Properties Of The Tank
- Tank Type – Rectangular/Circular
- Heating Duration (hours)
- Tank Insulated or Uninsulated
- Wind Exposure (30mph Max)
- Margin Factor (%)
- Safe or hazardous area tank location
Tank Heating Applications
- Heavy oil tank heating
- Food oil tank heating
- Caustic soda trace and tank heating
- Water storage tank heating
Thermon offers a simple system for cost-effective heating utilising RT and RTF for tanks and vessels and ThermaSeam for standing seam insulation systems.
Thermon’s extensive range of electric heat tracing cables can also be utilised for tank heating applications.
Thermon video providing an overview of best practices for installing heat trace cables to both industrial and hazardous area location pipework. Video covers heat trace cable selection, testing, inspection and pipework preparation prior to installing cables to pipes, valves, flanges and un-insulated pipe supports.
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Trace Heating Systems & Heat Trace Cables
The heat trace cable ranges stocked and supplied by Thorne & Derrick International includes electric heating cables for process temperature maintenance, pipe and vessel freeze protection and roof and gutter de-icing applications where snow and ice removal is required – cables and systems are available for commercial, industrial safe area (non-hazardous area) and hazardous area heating applications with ATEX certification.
Electric heat tracing is a cable based system used to maintain, raise temperature and protect process pipework and vessels against freezing temperatures and associated frost damage – heat tracing cables mitigate and counteract cold weather effects as part of a Winterization strategy for industrial and process applications against low (sub-zero) ambient temperatures on both onshore and offshore locations.
Heat tracing systems utilising self-regulating, constant wattage and mineral insulated (MI) heating cables are available to provide the optimum electrical heating system for your application – we provide a trace heating system design service.