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