Heat Trace

TriNova is partnered with nVent Thermal Management and their world–class brands that include Raychem and Tracer Services. Please contact us directly with any heat tracing needs you may have. TriNova and nVent are happy to assist with design, supply, engineering, field service and ready inventory. We will apply our many years of heat tracing experience to help you with any heat trace project large or small.

Turn Key Solutions

Front End Planning

Engaging Raychem/Tracer early in the planning process allows us to help you make decisions which can reduce the overall installed cost of the heat management system.

Detailed Engineering

Our experienced engineers apply product and optimization strategies to design a heat management system which meets your specific requirements at the lowest possible cost.

Procurement

Raychem/Tracer will manage all materials procurement and fabrication activities making sure the right materials get to the right work location at the right time.

Installation & Construction

Our construction teams are fully trained and experienced in heat-tracing installation techniques. Leverage our expertise to ensure timely and correct installation of your heat management system components, insulation and cladding.

Site Services

Using our Site Services allows you to maintain a single point of responsibility and accountability through the entire installation process. This ensures continuity of project knowledge from engineering through start-up. We can manage all the necessary services you need: Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Construction Management, Quality Assurance.

Commissioning

Our commissioning services ensure that the heat management system is operating as expected. This includes full system audits, programming and set up of control panels and operational checks.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Our Quality Management System addresses all processes including the design, supply, installation, and commissioning to ensure your Heat Management System is operating as intended.

Post Installation Services & Maintenance

Providing regular Heat Management System audits or implementing a maintenance agreement, Raychem/Tracer provides you with the security of having your system regularly evaluated by experts in the heat-tracing industry, allowing timely resolution of potential system problems.

USE THE PROPER HEAT-TRACING CABLES TO MAINTAIN FLUIDS IN PIPES AT THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE.

NVENT RAYCHEM TEMPERATURE MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS ARE IDEAL FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS THAT REQUIRE FLUIDS TO BE HEATED ABOVE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, SUCH AS:

  • Critical safety lines such as eyewash stations and safety showers. 2009 ANSI standards specify that the water temperature must be maintained between 60°F and 100°F.
  • Specialized hot water supply lines such as commercial laundries or kitchens.

PROVEN TEMPERATURE CONTROL

HERE IS HOW RAYCHEM TEMPERATURE MAINTENANCE CABLES CAN IMPROVE OPERATIONS AS A WHOLE:

  • Reliable and efficient controls: the combination of self-regulating heating cables and advanced control units offers proven performance and can save up to 30% of the energy used by ambient control systems.
  • Safety: Comes with an integrated ground-fault protection to satisfy national electrical code requirements and an automatic self-test feature which ensures that the ground-fault circuits are intact.
  • Cost savings: Eliminates congealing on the interior of the piping and avoids costly drain cleaning charges.

SIMPLE DESIGN

Our temperature maintenance cables can be installed on metal or plastic pipes and can be wrapped around valves and heat sinks. The self-regulating heat trace cables can also be installed above ground or on insulated buried pipes without over- or under-heating.

SELF-REGULATING TECHNOLOGY

  • RAYCHEM self-regulating electric heat trace cables automatically adjust their power output to compensate for ambient or pipe temperature changes. Heat is generated as electric current passes through the conductive polymer core between the conductors. As the temperature drops, the number of electrical paths through the core increases and more heat is produced. Conversely, as the temperature rises, the core has fewer electrical paths and less heat is produced.

INDUSTRIAL TANK INSULATION SYSTEMS REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF HEAT LOST OR GAINED, KEEPING STORED LIQUIDS AT A CONSTANT TEMPERATURE WHILE MINIMIZING ENERGY USAGE.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Thermal energy storage tanks
  • Asphalt, crude and fire water tanks
  • Beverage and fermentation tanks

INNOVATIVE TANK INSULATION DESIGN

  • Reliable and efficient controls: the combination of self-regulating heating cables and advanced control units offers proven performance and can save up to 30% of the energy used by ambient control systems.
  • They are custom made to fit the height of the tank and have mating seams that are mechanically jointed (folded). These mating seams secure the panels to the tank, reduce moisture ingress, have superior bend resistance, expand and contract easily.
  • Compared to conventional systems, TracLoc offers a higher rigidity, reduced moisture ingress and minimized under-insulation corrosion. It is maintenance-free and available in various materials and configurations to conform to industry standards or aesthetics.
  • Installing conventional insulation systems can be time-consuming and costly. The TracLoc system consists of a continuous 360° interlocking seam, eliminating the need for external bands and screws. Total installed cost (TIC) is significantly reduced because the system does not require scaffolding during installation. This drastically shortens the project schedule and increases overall site safety.

BENEFITS

  • Easy to Install: With pre-fabricated insulation panels and modular installation techniques, there is no need for scaffolding. This helps to reduce the time necessary to install drastically while improving the safety of personnel.
  • Robust without compromising aesthetics: The unique TracLoc interlock panel system provides a robust homogenous jacket that reduces moisture ingress, has superior wind resistance, and has inherent contraction/expansion properties
  • Reduce Energy Usage: By using closed cell insulation materials, the insulation properties remain constant over time, minimizing energy losses and improving the efficiency of the system. By using closed cell insulation materials, the insulation properties remain constant over time, minimizing energy losses and improving the efficiency of the system.

KEEP ACCESS WAYS FREE OF SNOW AND ICE

  • Electric snow melting systems keep walkways, parking garages, loading ramps, stairways and other areas free of snow and ice to help prevent slip hazards and damage to people and vehicles.

RELIABLE, FLEXIBLE DESIGN AND INSTALLATION

  • nVent RAYCHEM snow melting systems are ruggedly constructed to resist tough installation conditions including concrete, sand and even concrete poured asphalt.
  • The system’s heat-trace cable is available as a cut-to-length or on-site terminated product, and also available in factory-supplied, pre-terminated units for increased peace of mind. Our electric snow melting systems can be used in commercial or industrial applications and have a significantly lower install and operating cost compared to hydronic heating systems.

AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT CHOICE

  • Heat-trace cables are integrated in concrete, asphalt and pavers, and provide the exact amount of heat when and where required. Compatible with smart controllers, great energy savings can be achieved, making the system the energy efficient choice.

COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM

  • nVent’s RAYCHEM electric snow melting systems include:
  • Heating cables or mats
  • Advanced energy efficient control units
  • Integrated control panels
  • Components

PROTECT CRITICAL CIRCUITS IN CASE OF FIRE

Worldwide regulations require fire protection for emergency feeder circuits in commercial buildings, public spaces, hospitals, industrial plants and refineries. Critical equipment and processes must continue to operate during an emergency to minimize damage and protect lives.

SETTING THE STANDARD IN FIRE SAFETY

Historically, fire safety of critical circuits was achieved by running conventional cables behind a heat barrier such as a gypsum board or hollow concrete block; or by embedding the conductors in concrete.
nVent PYROTENAX mineral insulated fire-rated cables are UL listed and can withstand temperatures up to 1850°F (1010°C) for two hours. This built-in fire resistance provides greater protection as opposed to the fire-rating of conventional cables which require heat barrier systems.

MINERAL INSULATED TECHNOLOGY

nVent’s PYROTENAX mineral insulated fire rated cable offers a unique combination of dependability, versatility and performance. Highly compacted magnesium oxide insulation provides exceptional temperature and electrical performance. This inorganic and inherently fire resistant construction features:

  • zero smoke
  • zero flame spread
  • Integrated control panels
  • zero fuel contribution

BENEFITS

MEETS GLOBAL CODES AND STANDARDS

  • As codes increasingly call for two hour fire resistance, the demand for a more costly and more complex construction for adequate protection of conventional cables. PYROTENAX fire-rated cables have built-in fire resistance and do not require a fire barrier.

DURABLE AND LONG LASTING

    PYROTENAX cables have a proven track record, with millions of feet installed globally. PYROTENAX cables are:

    • Fireproof
    • Inherently a flameproof barrier

AVOID PRODUCTION DOWNTIME

Nothing hurts industrial operations more than production downtime. Even with insulated pipes, process liquids can fall below minimum set temperatures when stagnant. This can create process issues related to fluid viscosity, crystallization or condensation, resulting in production loss and costly remediation.

KEEP THE FLOW IN YOUR PROCESS

nVent RAYCHEM process heating solutions replace heat loss in a pipe anywhere throughout the industrial process, no matter the application. This allows you to cost-effectively transport fluids from one location to another, safely start and shut down production operations and execute processes at maximum efficiency.
Typical applications include:

  • Fuel oil, asphalt, sulphur, waxes, hydraulics
  • Caustic soda, acids, polymers, sensitive chemicals
  • Vegetable oils, biodiesel, fat, syrup, chocolate

RELIABLE SYSTEMS MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY

Nvent RAYCHEM temperature maintenance solutions are designed as a complete heat management system:

  • Heating cable technologies, up to 650°C maintain and 1000°C exposure temperatures
  • Engineered connection kits and tools for easy and worry-free installation
  • Control and monitoring, from the simplest thermostat to state-of-the-art systems with integrated software for full visibility, on-site configuration, DCS data integration, and early warnings that allow for preventive maintenance
  • Power distribution and insulation expertise

nVent RAYCHEM heat-trace systems are durable and reliable, even in the most extreme environments, and are approved for use in hazardous areas. They increase safety, maximize productivity, and optimize energy efficiency.

BENEFITS

SIMPLE DESIGN

  • Our wide range of process temperature maintenance solutions incorporate decades of expertise to provide the ideal heat tracing solution for the unique needs of each project.

DURABLE AND LONG LASTING

  • RAYCHEM connection kits are easy to use and help ensure reduced time on site, long lasting reliable connections, and increased safety.

RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT OPERATION

  • Our heat tracing systems are built to last and are proven in tough conditions. Our smart controllers help reduce energy usage, by providing the exact amount of heat only where and when it’s needed.

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