Dean Bank Heat Tracing System

Metro Electric installed a heat tracing system at a bank as seen in these pictures.  Heat tracing is a system used to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes and vessels.  Trace heating takes the form of an electrical heating element run in physical contact along the length of a pipe.  The pipe must then be covered with thermal insulation to retain heat losses from the pipe.  Heat generated by the element maintains the temp of the pipe.  Electricians will wire trace heating to protect pipes from freezing, to maintain a constant flow temp in hot water systems, or to maintain process temps for piping that must transport substances that solidify at ambient temperatures.  Electric trace heating cables are an alternative to steam trace heating where steam is not available or unwanted.