What power of the cable for heating the pipe?
The power of the self-regulating cable is selected according to the diameter of the pipe and the thickness of the insulation.
- We use heating cables with a power of 10 W/m for insulated pipes with a maximum diameter of 50 mm
- We use heating cables with a power of 16 - 18 W/m for (insulated) pipes with a maximum diameter of 80 mm
What thickness of insulation per heated pipe?
Any heating system installed on a pipe in order to fulfill its purpose and be efficient must be thoroughly insulated, for example, with the commonly known gray polyethylene foam. The following minimum values for such insulation can be adopted:
- for ¾ inch (20 mm) pipes - recommended minimum insulation thickness of 10 mm - 20 mm
- for 1 inch (25 mm) pipes - recommended minimum insulation thickness of 20 mm
What are pipe heating cables?
Antifreeze pipe heating cables, as this is another way to describe heating cables, are factory-terminated, self-regulating accessories that are used to protect various types of pipes, whether made of PVC, as well as stainless steel, metal or copper. This type of cable is connected to the power supply cable by a plug, which streamlines and simplifies the installation of the device completely enough to connect it to the power supply.
On what principle do water pipe heating cables work?
Pipe heating cables are simple yet very intuitive devices, and this is, among other things, because they change their heat output depending on the ambient temperature. This means that the heat released in the heating element increases when the temperature decreases, for example, on a cold winter day. In other words, heating cables work much less intensively when it is warmer. These cables, by the fact that they regulate their own power, are often called intelligent. We have no doubt that in this case the term is fully deserved.
Heating cable for water pipe - application
Our water pipe heating cables are used primarily in households. They are used in both single- and multi-family buildings with water meters and water connections. They are also often installed in garages, workshops or outbuildings. Transit cables nVent RAYCHEM FrostGuard can also be installed in small business properties: offices, retail and service outlets, sorting rooms or warehouses. It is also worth noting that the cables you will buy from the online store cIEPLA-PODLOGA.PL are ideal for small diameter pipes and in temporary installations for which frost protection is indispensable.
Pipe heating cables most important advantages:
- Many variants to choose from
The heating cables we offer in this category come in several length variants to choose from. Depending on your needs, opt for a model that ranges from 2 to 25 meters in length.
As we indicated above, our pipe heating cables adjust their power according to weather conditions, and automatically provide more power on colder days and less when it is warmer.
Products nVent RAYCHEM FrostGuard are suitable both for use inside drinking water pipelines, which is confirmed by relevant approvals, as well as outside the pipe. You can install the proposed heating cables in a single-family home, commercial or business building.
The heating cables offered in our store are very intuitive, self-regulating, and this translates into their cost-effectiveness, such a thoughtful solution allows you to save energy.
Heating cables for water pipes are intuitive also because their installation is very simple. The cable is terminated at the factory, you just need to connect it to the power supply.
Water pipe heating cables and their types available in the store
In the store dOLEJSZ.EU you will find more than a dozen models of pipe heating cables. All variants are united by solid workmanship, wide application and functionality. On the other hand, they differ from each other in length. You can buy a water pipe heating cable in 13 versions to choose from. At your disposal are cables: 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, 13-, 16-, 19-, 22- and even 25-meter long. Such a wide range of sizes makes it easier for you to match a specific model to your installation.
How to properly install a pipe heating cable?
If you are installing a heating cable on a pipe, start by attaching the cable to the undersurface of the pipeline. You can do this by using fixing tape(GS-54, GT-66) or zip ties. It is important that these protections are resistant to aging and temperature changes. Then cover the heating cable with a sufficiently thick layer of thermal insulation. Finally, connect the cable to the power outlet.
On the other hand, when you are installing the cable inside the pipe, at first enter it into the pipe using a pressure gland. Tighten this element carefully around the cable, making the system as tight as possible. Finish the installation by connecting the heating cable to the power supply. Remember that the outlet must be protected by a residual current circuit breaker.