Heat Tracing Systems

We offer both Electrical & Steam Services

Heat tracing is used to prevent heat loss from process fluids being transported in process fluid pipes, when there is risk of damage to piping, or interference with operation such as fouling or blockage, caused by the congealing, increase in viscosity, or separation of components, in the fluid below certain temperatures, or when there is risk of formation of corrosive substances or water due to condensation in corrosive services.

This prevention of heat loss is accomplished by employing electrical tracing, or Steam tracing, and insulating both the process fluid pipe and the tracer together, using appropriate insulation materials & metal lagging is vital on any application, in an attempt to reduce heat loss from the pipe and tracer to their surroundings. The demands placed on heat tracing systems vary based on the design parameters specific to each application. To meet these needs, Straight Line Industrial Services, Inc. uses the highest standard of Electrical heat trace materials provided by trusted vendors who match our experience in the industry.


Electrical Tracing Diagram

Electrical Heat Tracing Services

Controlling an electric tracing circuit can be as simple as a mechanical thermostat. Frequently, more sophisticated control monitoring requirements are necessary. Whether it’s a mechanical thermostat or a microprocessor-based control and monitoring system, Straight Line Industrial Services can handle the need.

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Steam Tracing Diagram

Steam Tracing Services

Steam tracing is described by attaching a tubing (Copper or Stainless) containing saturated steam, also known as the "tracer", parallel to the process fluid pipe. The two pipes are then also insulated together with the specified insulation and jacketed. Steam tracing is more labor intensive to install than electrical heat tracing, but there are very few risks associated with it.

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Heat tracing Systems

Electric Tracing

Electric Tracing

Our engineers and complete desings will provide you with the best solutions for any EHT application.

Heat Tracing Blankets

Heat Tracing Blankets

Complete packages of both electric trace and insulation jackets are available per job specification.

Steam Tracing

Steam Tracing

A variety of steam tracers designs can help you chose the proper application for your projects need.

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South Houston, TX
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