Industrial Trace Heating addition for fabricated tanks
Our electrical engineers were on hand to offer industrial trace heating expertise and installation on the latest vessels to be manufactured by Sinclair Stainless Fabrications Ltd, before they left for their final commissioned home.
The two large tanks will be used in an industrial environment by an East Anglian chemical manufacturer for storage of solvents and have been especially designed to be used in an ATEX zoned area. The addition of a top-quality Trace Heating System, designed, installed, and commissioned by fully qualified personnel, positioned around the entire circumference of the vessel means the business can accurately control the temperature of the large volumes of fluid being stored.
Electrical heat tracing involves the installation of a specialist heating element, which can be run in contact along the length of a pipe or outside of a vessel. The most popular requirement of Trace Heating in manufacturing is to maintain fluids at required temperatures to prevent spoiling, degradation, or solidification. Maintaining good process control in this area also helps prevent wear and tear on system infrastructures such as pumps and filters.
As a critical part of the finishing process before the vessels could be delivered to their destination, the installation was carried out by observing strict site operating guidelines and Covid-19 Secure procedures. A comprehensive risk assessment was conducted prior to our visit and covered our procedures to take all possible precautions and limit exposure wherever possible.
Senior Estimator and Projects Manager, Paul Davis said, “Trace Heating offers many significant benefits to industrial businesses, especially where the safe storage and movement of potentially hazardous materials is paramount. By working with Sinclair Stainless Fabrications before the tanks were sent on to the end customer, the vessels can be put into use as soon as they arrive, with no downtime and increased efficiency from day one.”
Diamond Controls is an authorised partner installer to nVent Raychem, one of the leading heat tracing manufacturers, and uses its products to ensure long lasting, low maintenance, and highly efficient results. Find out more about our Industrial Trace Heating & Leak Detection solutions.
Sinclair Stainless Fabrications Ltd is a specialist metal fabricator offering stainless steel and nickel alloy pressure and process vessels, storage tanks and silos, plus a host of other industrial storage solutions.