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HTS/Amptek® manufactures a variety of heating tapes, including industrial heat tape. Industrial heat tape, also known as industrial heating tape or industrial heating cable, is a specialized type of electrical heating system used in industrial applications. It is designed to provide controlled and uniform heat to various components, equipment, or surfaces in industrial settings where heat is required.
Here are some key features and considerations regarding industrial heat tape:
  1. Heating element: Industrial heat tape consists of a heating element that generates heat when an electrical current passes through it. The heating element is typically made of materials such as nickel-chromium (Nichrome) or copper-nickel alloys, known for their high electrical resistance and heat-generating properties.
  2. Construction: Industrial heat tape is constructed with a flexible and durable outer jacket or sheath, which protects the heating element and provides mechanical strength. The sheath is often made of materials like fiberglass, silicone rubber, fluoropolymer, or metal braids, depending on the specific application requirements.
  3. Temperature control: Industrial heat tape can incorporate various control mechanisms to regulate the temperature. These may include built-in thermostats, temperature sensors, or external temperature controllers. These controls allow for precise temperature monitoring and adjustment to maintain the desired heat level.
  4. Versatility: Industrial heat tape comes in different forms to suit various applications. It can be available as self-regulating heat tape, constant wattage heat tape, or mineral-insulated heat tape. Self-regulating heat tape adjusts its heat output along its length based on the surrounding temperature, providing energy efficiency and protection against overheating. Constant wattage heat tape delivers a consistent heat output, while mineral-insulated heat tape offers exceptional high-temperature performance and durability.
  5. Installation: Industrial heat tape is typically installed by wrapping it around the component or surface requiring heat. It may be secured using fasteners or adhesive tapes, depending on the application. Proper installation is crucial to ensure efficient heat transfer and safe operation. It is essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for installation, electrical connections, and any necessary insulation or thermal protection measures.
  6. Application areas: Industrial heat tape finds applications in various industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, chemical processing, food processing, automotive, and many others. It is commonly used for pipe heating, tank heating, valve and instrument protection, freeze protection, curing processes, and maintaining consistent temperatures in industrial equipment.
When selecting industrial heat tape, it is important to consider factors such as the required temperature range, power requirements, length and width, control options, environmental conditions, and any specific safety regulations applicable to the industry or location. For help in choosing the right industrial heat tape for your needs, speak with one of our experts at 281.340.9800.