Electrical heat trace cable to maintain pipes tanks vessels temperature


Heat trace is a system used to maintain the temperature of pipes and vessels. Electrical Trace heating takes the form of an electrical heating element run in physical contact along the length of a pipe. The pipe is usually covered with thermal insulation to retain heat losses from the pipe.

Heat generated by the element then maintains the temperature of the pipe. Trace heating may be used to protect pipes from freezing, to maintain a constant flow temperature in hot water systems. it maintain process temperatures for piping that must transport substances that solidify at ambient temperatures, Bitumen pipelines, HFO Pipe Lines, Sulfur Pipe Lines,


PAKLINK SERVICES LLC start Electric trace heating in the 2000 but initially, no dedicated equipment & Technic was available with us. our Heat trace Crew installed first Mineral insulated cables to maintain an HFO Storage tank maintenance temperature at 100 deg C.and we successfully completed installations testing Commissioning of Mineral Insulated Heating cables that operate at high current densities to produce heat.

Now our Company is Specialize in installation testing of (MI) Mineral-insulated resistance heating cable to maintain temperature up to 600 deg C.


The most common pipe trace heating applications include:

  • Freeze protection
  • Temperature maintenance
  • Snow Melting On Driveways

Other uses of trace heating cables include

  • Ramp and stair snow/ice protection
  • Gulley and roof snow/ice protection
  • Underfloor heating
  • Door/frame interface ice protection
  • Window de-misting
  • Anti-condensation
  • Pond freeze protection
  • Soil warming
  • Preventing cavitation
  • Reducing Condensation On Windows


Power supply and control

Trace heat cables may be connected to single-phase or (in groups) to three-phase power supplies.  For self-regulating cable, the supply must furnish a large warm-up current if the system is switched on from a cold starting condition. The contractor or controller may include a thermostat if accurate temperature maintenance is required, or may just shut off a freeze-protection system in mild weather.

Electrical heat tracing systems may be required to have earth leakage (ground fault or RCD) devices for personnel and equipment protection. The system design must minimize leakage current to prevent nuisance tripping; this may limit the length of any individual heating circuit.

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