Pipe frost protection
Liquid supply systems, such as aqueduct pipes that deliver water, are most dependent on the temperature of the specific pipe and the condition of the pipe for the quality of its water supply, which require specific reliable solutions.
Water and sanitary pipes are important parts of each building; any failure can be highly troublesome and costly to amend. Thanks to pipe tracing solutions, you can easy avoid sudden and unexpected damages caused by frost during the winter.
Energy efficient electric heating provides power only where needed adapting output according to the ambient temperature.
Frost protection systems are installed where there is a need to prevent water and sanitary pipes from freezing and becoming ice damaged. Temperature maintenance systems ensure that hot water or fluid pipes maintain the required temperature.
However, besides the main purposes, we see many advantages that come from using pipe tracing, such as:
• Ice-free pipes
• Constant flow in pipes
• Depth reduction for underground pipes
• No repair costs after a hard winter
• No hardening of fat containing products in pipe systems
• Efficient hot water supply
The pipe tracing systems consist of electric heating cables, electronic thermostats, and installation accessories.
The digital thermostats with sensors ensure that optimal results are achieved with the least amount of energy possible.
Recommendations for DEVI pipe-tracing installation
Pipe tracing is recommended for keeping a specified liquid temperature in:
- Multi-family buildings
- One family houses - for external isolation
- Agricultural buildings
- Hotels & Commercial buildings
- Public buildings with underground garages
- Sanitary pipes
- Freeze-proof water containers
- Fat sewer
- Rain sewer
- City hot/cold water pipes
The pipe tracing systems may be used on the inside and outside of pipes, for indoor and outdoor pipe networks as well as for pipes above and below the ground.
Pipe tracing systems should be installed at an early stage of construction. It ensures safety and prevents any hazard of damages caused by ice.
Application manual: Pipe frost protection
This design guide presents DEVI’s recommendations for design and installation of frost protection for pipes. It provides guidance for heating cable layout, electrical data and system configurations.