Glycol steam tracing systems utilize a closed-loop circulation system to transmit heat to pipes beneath insulation through a series of stainless steel tubing lines. It is for freeze protection in the case of a protracted spell of extremely cold weather, which is common in western Alberta and British Columbia.
To compensate for heat losses and prevent pipes from freezing, a combination of trace heating and proper thermal insulation successfully maintains a thermal balance. The heat output from the trace heating equals the heat loss from the pipe. Each system must be custom-designed to meet the unique needs of each circumstance. For more information, feel free to contact us.