Glycol Heat Tracing Keeping the right temperature

Glycol Heat Tracing Keeping the right temperature

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Glycol heat tra­cing is of­ten used in in­dustry to pro­tect pipes, boil­ers, pumps, and other equip­ment from frost in winter, or to keep warm wa­ter at re­quired tem­per­at­ure.  It in­volves heat­ing the in­stall­a­tions by means of 1/2″ SS tubing con­tain­ing heated glycol that is strapped to the pipe or equip­ment, trans­fer­ring the heat of the glycol to the application.

PowerGen Glycol heat trace system and power generator

Glycol heat tra­cing can best be sum­mar­ized as a series of closed loop tubing cir­cuits that tracethe out­side of vari­ous sizes, and types of pro­cess pip­ing found in the oiland gas plants all throughout Canada.  In ad­di­tion to tra­cing pro­cesspip­ing, we also run our tra­cing lines to con­tour all dif­fer­ent kinds ofdevices and vari­ous makes and mod­els of valve work found in the oil and gasin­dustry.

Thermal Conductivity

Glycol heat tra­cing lines (com­monly re­ferred to as GHT cir­cuits) once in­stalled will have hot glycolcir­cu­lat­ing through them that will trans­fer heat en­ergy to the pipes anddevices through a pro­cess called Thermal Con­duct­iv­ity.  It is throughthis pro­cess of thermal con­duct­iv­ity that we are able to en­sure that allitems we are tra­cing have a re­li­able means of freeze pro­tec­tion set inplace.

In the event that we ex­per­i­ence a less than de­sir­able weather con­di­tion, or even if ex­treme weather con­di­tions set in, we can rest as­sured that both our plant’s pipes and pro­cess equip­ment are all op­er­at­ing at their op­timum peak per­form­ance due to tem­per­at­ures that are now be­ing prop­erly main­tained.

Our scope of work

Areas of application

  1.  Oil & gas  New construction
  2.  Maintenance
  3.  Tieing into existing heat trace systems or (expansion)
  4.  Well pad and battery sites
  5.  Condensate lines
  6.  Natural gas lines
  7.  Water lines
  8.  Fuel line freeze up
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