Electric Heat Tracing for Pipes, Tanks, and Vessels

Electric Heat Tracing for Pipes, Tanks, and Vessels

Electric heat tracing is a process used to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes, tanks, and vessels in industrial and commercial facilities. It is often used to prevent the formation of frost or ice, to maintain the temperature of viscous materials, or to keep materials at a certain temperature for processing or storage.

There are several types of electric heat tracing systems, including self-regulating, power limiting, and constant wattage. Self-regulating systems adjust the amount of heat they produce based on the temperature of the pipe or vessel, while power limiting systems have a fixed heat output. Constant wattage systems have a fixed heat output that is not influenced by the temperature of the pipe or vessel.

Heat tracing is necessary in industrial and commercial facilities for a number of reasons. In cold climates, it is used to prevent pipes from freezing, which can lead to costly repairs and downtime. In processing and storage facilities, it is used to maintain the temperature of viscous materials, such as oil, to keep them flowing smoothly. It is also used to keep materials at a certain temperature for processing, such as in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Heat tracing systems can be designed and installed by specialized contractors and are typically controlled by thermostats and other temperature-sensing devices. They can be powered by electricity, steam, or hot water, and are usually equipped with alarms and other safety features to prevent overheating or other hazards.

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BriskHeat Electric Heater, Control, and Insulation 2022-23 Product Catalog

BriskHeat Electric Heater, Control, and Insulation 2022-23 Product Catalog

BriskHeat is in the business of manufacturing heating elements, controllers, and accessories for various applications. They provide heating solutions for applications in many different industries, including the petrochemical industry, the semiconductor industry, the food processing industry, the biotechnology industry, aviation, the steel industry, laboratories, and power generation. Their solutions address a variety of difficulties, including control of viscosity, prevention of condensation, process heating, and protection against freezing. BriskHeat is a leading innovator on a global scale in the fields of heat trace and flexible surface heat applications for pipelines, vessels, pumps, and valves, among other things.

For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs by calling 800-348-0089 or visit https://msjacobs.com.

The Rotork YT-3400 Smart Valve Positioner

The Rotork YT-3400 Smart Valve Positioner

Rotork has improved its range of smart positioners to offer enhanced diagnostic and operating abilities, making these positioners an ideal solution for on/off valve applications where detailed diagnostics are required.

The YT-3400 smart valve positioner has undergone extensive hardware and software development. Valve signature, advanced step tests, and Partial Stroke Test (PST) operates from local or remote positions. Local display and push buttons allow fast setting and commissioning operations. The printed circuit board, chip, and electrical components are updated to increase calculation speed, reactiveness, and dynamic performance.

The YT-3400 no longer uses gears, reducing mechanical hysteresis and potential wear, resulting in more precise positioning around the set point.

For more information about Rotork positioners, contact M.S. Jacobs by calling 800-348-0089 or visiting their website at https://msjacobs.com.

New Manufacturer Partner - ARCA Valves

ARCA Valves

M.S. Jacobs & Associates, Inc. is happy to announce its appointment as an official ARCA Valves distributor. ARCA Valves has garnered global renown for its innovative technology and established quality since its foundation over a century ago. ARCA's pneumatically and electrically operated control valves provide high value for many industrial applications. They meet the rigors of many challenging applications in various industries, including power plants, chemical plants, pharmaceutical and food processing, and steel mills. 

Thanks to its excellent vertical integration, ARCA's manufacturing process is versatile and has a high supply capacity. ARCA manufactures and supplies valves with nominal diameters up to 48" and pressure ratings of over 5,000 PSIG for high-pressure applications. 

ARCA's technological leadership is built on 90 years of expertise and ongoing innovation, evidenced by several patents. The factory's output, which is of the highest technical quality and certified to appropriate quality standards, ensures a high level of dependability.

For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs by calling 800-348-0089 or visit https://msjacobs.com.

BriskHeat XtremeFLEX® Heating Tapes and Cords from M.S. Jacobs

BriskHeat provides a superb assortment of heat trace cables, often known as heating cable, heat tracing cable, or heater cable. XtremeFLEX® Heating Tapes and Cords' flexible designs and high-temperature capacity make them an excellent choice for your heat tape for pipes and heat wrap tape needs! Heat tape and cords are perfect on any surface or body that requires fast and effective direct contact heating, such as wrapping pipes, with maximum exposure temperatures reaching 1400°F (760°C).

Contact M.S. Jacobs for BriskHeat products. Call 800-348-0089 or visit https://msjacobs.com.