ABOUT CUSTOM TAPES
Custom Designed, Special Heating Tapes offer a flexible, low cost way to apply heat to unusual areas. Valves, tubing, vessels or many other hard to heat surfaces, may be wrapped with custom configured Special Heating Tapes. Ideal for the Pilot Plant or Laboratory, these Industrial tapes have additional ruggedness for quick install and continuous use.
The heating element is multi-strand resistance wire, braided with AMOX™ yarn and knitted into the serpentine shape to minimize thermal shock and tensile stress from expansion and contraction. Mono-Tape™ (1 wire), Duo-Tape® (2 wire), or Trio-Tape™ (3 wire) may be used in single or multiple runs to achieve the desired geometry.
Heat Capability: Silicone or Teflon Heaters, 482°F (250°C), or Fabric Fiberglass, 900°F (482°C) or fabric AMOX™ to 1400°F (760°C). Please note that exposure temperatures exceeding 800°F for Fiberglass, or 1200°F for AMOX™, are not recommended if the Heating Tape would need to be manipulated once in place. (removed and reinstalled)
INDUSTRIAL CUSTOM TAPES
Features & Specifications
|Power density:||Up to 13.0 w/in² (2.0 w/cm²)|
|Amox™ Fabric:||1112°F (600°C), max exposure 1400°F (760°C)|
|Power Density:||Up to 5.0 w/in² ( 0.8 w/cm²)|
|ASR Silicone:||450°F (232°C), max exposure 482°F (250°C)|
|Voltage:||6V to 480V – DC, AC, 1 or 3 phase|
|Heating Element:||Mono, Duo, & Trio knitted alloy|
|Temp Sensors:||Thermocouple or RTD (Process &/or Limit)|
|Lead Wires:||Nickel or CuNi alloy, sleeved,armor|
|Power Terminations:||Standard NEMA connectors, extension available|
|Sensors:||Thermocouple or RTD (Process & Limit)|
TYPICAL AND SPECIAL FEATURES
Small Heating tape sizes are used when the available surface areas are very limited. From 1/2 inches wide by 12 inches long, small custom sized Heating Tapes will wrap onto diameters down to 1/4". Larger Surface area Tapes can be pre-configured with multiple segments, to become custom widths and lengths for a single, easy to install format. Built in jumpers may be designed to accommodate gaps between desired heat locations. See the examples shown.
For applications requiring varying heat densities, multiple heated zones may be incorporated in a single Tape.
Built in thermal sensors such as RTDs or thermocouples can be installed for process temperature measurement, or sensing limit temperature directly on the heating element.
Typical methods are Ties, Hooks or Eyelets.
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