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Considerations for Winterisation of Pipework

Res POWERTHERM CONTRACT SERVICES LTD Considerations for Winterisation of Pipework Electrical trace heating can ultimately be the difference between the smooth running of a process and detrimental operational issues. Poorly installed or low-quality trace heating could result in total, and costly, production downtime. FROST PROTECTION Installing trace heating for frost protection can be the difference between protecting the life of assets and costly damage or, worse, complete, and costly failure. Frost protection systems can also reduce the risk of injury to both personnel and the wider public. Powertherm have applied their solutions to the following: Water supplies: including chilled water IP supply (CWS), fire water circuits P Process equipment Storage equipment: including vessels, P tanks, and silos Instrumentation: including pumps P and valves P External decontamination showers Process piping: for condensation / frost P prevention P Footpaths and walkways WINTERISATION The integrity of pipework during freezing temperatures is something that most facilities do not consider until it is too late, and they face the unwanted costs of downtime and maintenance due to equipment failures. Winterisation is an inspection of trace heating frost protection systems. Powertherm's winterisation service is split into two parts: a visual inspection and electrical testing. VISUAL INSPECTION • Check cable and cable gland condition • Remove junction box lid and check for moisture ingress • Check terminals for tightness and correct connection ELECTRICAL TESTING • Test continuity and record results • Test insulation resistance • Checking against previous results can identify any malfunctions in heating elements before they occur · After the Winterisation Inspection is complete, a schedule of the circuits tested, and corresponding results are issued with a list of remedial works. POWERTHERM Powertherm provide Electrical Trace Heating Services to a vast range of industries for both hazardous and non-hazardous environments, from food processing, pharmaceutical manufacture, and power generation, to water treatment, petrochemical and chemical plants. Powertherm Contract Services is a multidisciplinary industrial service provider with 30 years of experience, offering a range of industry-renowned services across the UK. To find out more about the trace heating services offered by Powertherm, visit: RES POWERTHERM nga. nga. nga. CONTRACT SERVICES LTD ISO 9001 ISO 14001 ISO 45001 HEALTH QUALITY MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & SAFETY MANAGEMENT +44 (0) 114 288 9119 [email protected] Francis House, Orgreave Drive, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9NR

Considerations for Winterisation of Pipework

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Here we look at the considerations for winterisation, highlighting the importance of trace heating as a vital method of frost protection for pipework.


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