Article 427: Fixed Electric Heating Equipment for Pipelines and Vessels

Article 427: Fixed Electric Heating Equipment for Pipelines and Vessels

How to ensure fixed electric heating equipment for pipelines and vessels does its job and prevents a catastrophe.

Among its other uses, this equipment keeps process plants running and gas flowing through pipelines in cold weather. But installation errors can defeat the purpose of installing this equipment. It’s not just that a pipeline or vessel can freeze and the material inside it be unavailable for use. It can freeze and rupture, causing extensive environmental damage or worse.

Freeze protection (Photo 1) is what most people think of first, but many heat-tracing system

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