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Constant-Wattage Heating Cable (KM) - BriskHeat

Constant-Wattage Heating Cable (KM)

Constant-Wattage Heating Cable (KM) - BriskHeat
Description
  • Ideal for mid-high temperature process temperature control up to 500⁰F (260⁰C).
  • Constant Watt - precise and constant temperature output regardless of ambient and surface temperatures.
  • Ideal heating cable for long run applications.
  • Durable construction: Impact resistant fiberglass insulation core with tinned copper over braid.
  • Easily installed around most piping and equipment.
  • Can be cut-to-length and terminated at the job site.
  • Approvals for ordinary and hazardous area environments.

  • Ideal for mid-high temperature process temperature control up to 500⁰F (260⁰C).
  • Constant Watt - precise and constant temperature output regardless of ambient and surface temperatures.
  • Ideal heating cable for long run applications.
  • Durable construction: Impact resistant fiberglass insulation core with tinned copper over braid.
  • Easily installed around most piping and equipment.
  • Can be cut-to-length and terminated at the job site.
  • Approvals for ordinary and hazardous area environments.

  • Maximum exposure temperature is 500°F (260°C)
  • Available in 4, 8, and 12 watts/ft (13, 26, and 39 watts/m)
  • Available in voltages 120, 208, 240, 277, and 480VAC
  • Circuit lengths up to 1,240ft (378m)
  • Moisture, chemical, flame, and radiation resistant
  • 12 AWG bus wires
  • Dimensions: 0.2" x 0.3" (5 x 8mm)
  • Weight: 45lb. (20kg) per 500-foot (152m) spool
    • Ordinary Locations
    • Hazardous Locations:
      • Class I Division 2 Groups B, C, D
      • Class II Division 2 Groups F, G
      • Class III Division 2

 

Approval valid only when used with appropriate heating cable and installation accessories, and installed in accordance with all applicable instructions, codes, and regulations.

  • Constant-Wattage cable uses a fixed resistance wire wrapped around two main conductors (bus wires).  At specific intervals the insulation is removed from the bus wires, forming the Contact Module Points. 
  • These Contact Module Points are staggered along the length of the cable.  This creates consistent heating circuits known as the Module Length.  When power is applied to the bus wires each complete Module Length heats at the rated wattage output. 
  • The incomplete Module Lengths, at the beginning and end of each cable, do not heat.  This allows the “Cold” ends to be safely placed inside of a controller or junction box.

 

  • Mid-High range process temperature control for food and chemical processing facilities
  • Hot water lines
  • Fire protection systems
  • Fuel oil
  • Condensate return
  • Lines periodically purged with 250 psig steam

Maximum Circuit Length in ft (m)

Cable

120VAC

208VAC

240VAC

277VAC

480VAC

4 watts / ft
(13 watts / m)

310
(95)

537 
(164)

620
(189)

716

(218)

1240
(378)

8 watts / ft
(26 watts / m)

220
(67)

381
(116)

440
(134)

508
(155)

880
(268)

12 watts / ft
(39 watts / m)

180 
(55)

312
(95)

360
(110)

416
(127)

720
(220)

Circuit Module Length in ft (m)

Cable

120VAC

208VAC

240VAC

277VAC

480VAC

4 watts / ft
(13 watts / m)

4.0
(1.2)

4.0
(1.2)

4.0 
(1.2)

4.0

(1.2)

8.0
(2.4)

8 watts / ft
(26 watts / m)

4.0
(1.2)

4.0
(1.2)

4.0 
(1.2)

4.0

(1.2)

6.0
(1.8)

12 watts / ft 
(39 watts / m)

4.0
(1.2)

6.0
(1.8)

4.0
(1.2)

4.0
(1.2)

4.0
(1.2)

Note: when ordering, please allow a minimum of 1 module length extra for terminations.

What is self-regulating cable?
Self-regulating cable, also known as heat tape or heat trace, is a semi-flexible heating cable that automatically regulates its heat output based upon surface temperature and ambient conditions. It is often used for freeze protection applications to wrap or trace pipes, tanks, vessels, roofing and much more.

What is a Class l/Division 1 environment?
Class l/Division1 is an environment in which ignitable concentrations of flammable gases or vapors may exist under normal operating conditions, during repair or maintenance, or where faulty equipment might release these flammable gases or vapors.

Is insulation required with your Self-Regulating Heater Cable?
Insulation is highly recommended to use with our Self-Regulating Heating Cable. Insulation helps reduce heat loss which helps reduce the amount of energy the cable consumes. It will provide the required efficiency.

How much power is consumed with self-regulating cable?
This varies depending on the product selected, its application, and ambient conditions. Self-regulating cable consumes more power, and generates more heat, in colder conditions. BriskHeat cable can use as little as 3 watts/foot (10 watts/meter) to as much as much as 20 watts/foot (60 watts/meter). The use of insulation with self-regulated cable will help reduce power consumption.

Can I bury self-regulating cable?
Yes, but it cannot be immersed in water.

Can I use self-regulating cable on copper pipes?
Yes.

Can I use self-regulating cable on plastic pipes?
Yes.

MLK2001is rated for 230V. Can it be used with 208V and/or 277V?
It can be used with 208V and 240V but not 277V.

Can I cut Self-Regulating Heating Cable anywhere?
Yes, Brisk Heat Self-Regulating Cable is designed to be Cut to Length in the field.

What is the maximum temperature your Self-Regulating Heating Cable will reach?
This varies depending on the product being used and its environment. BriskHeat has Self-Regulating Heat Cable with maximum continuous maintenance temperatures up to 248°F (120°C), but normally maximum temperatures are much less than the max.

Which of your controls do you recommend for self-regulating?
Brisk Heat has various temperature controls for a variety of applications. Our most popular controllers for self-regulating cable is our TD101 automatic on-off series. Contact BriskHeat directly for us to help you choose the correct products controller for your specific applications.

What is the average my self-regulating cable will maintain?
This varies depending on the product selected and the environment. Example - Without a controller, most standard self-regulating cable average temperatures will be less than 100°F (38°C).

Is a temperature control needed for your Self-Regulating Heating Cable?
BriskHeat Self-Regulating Heating Cable should be used with an appropriate temperature controller to save energy and ensure the cable is only energized during cold periods, but it is not required. Temperature control is also necessary to maintain a specific process temperature.

What is the maximum allowable circuit length?
Depending on the wattage, voltage and circuit capacity, circuit lengths can range from 32ft (10 meters) to 660ft (200 meters). See spec sheet for specifics.

How do I determine pitch on larger diameter pipes?
Contact Brisk Heat directly and we can help determine the correct pitch for your specific applications.

Configuration Options
NOTE: Selecting Configuration Options limit / refine the available products; to match your selection criteria.

Available Options: Constant-Wattage Heating Cable (KM)

QuantityPriceUOMPart NumberVoltageWatts Per Foot (Meter)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB121201212012 W/ft (40 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB122081220812 W/ft (40 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB122401224012 W/ft (40 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB122771227712 W/ft (40 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB124801248012 W/ft (40 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB4120121204 W/ft (13 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB4208122084 W/ft (13 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB4240122404 W/ft (13 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB4277122774 W/ft (13 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB4480124804 W/ft (13 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB8120121208 W/ft (25 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB8208122088 W/ft (25 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB8240122408 W/ft (25 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB8277122778 W/ft (25 W/m)
$7.64
  • Buy 100 for $6.64 each and save 14%
  • Buy 1000 for $6.31 each and save 18%
  • Buy 5000 for $5.99 each and save 22%
FT KMCAB8480124808 W/ft (25 W/m)
NOTE: Selecting Configuration Options limit / refine the available products; to match your selection criteria.

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