Cut-to-Length Heater

Heat-Line is a sole source, high volume provider of multiple types of industrial and commercial self-regulating heating cables, components and controls. Heat-Line Cut-to-Length freeze protection heating cables are ideal for keeping metallic and non-metallic pipes from freezing. These heating cables provide safe, reliable heat tracing for freeze protection of pipes, valves, tanks and similar applications. Heat-Line brand cut-to-length heating cables are top quality commercial, industrial self-regulating heating cable and power connection kits for ordinary and hazardous locations, roof and gutter de-icing. Along with high quality heating cable solutions Heat-Line offers professional power connection kits for multiple applications. Heat-Line carries major inventories with a full understanding of the products offered and can provide extremely competitive pricing.

Features

Heat-Line offers a complete line of industrial and commercial grade self-regulating heating cables. These heating cables are available in 1000 foot (305 meters) reels or custom cut to specific length requirements. To complement these heating cables Heat-Line offers a large array of power connection and termination control kits.

Heat-Line provides excellent Cut-to-Length heating cables in a large or small order requirements at very competitive prices. These cables can maintain temperatures up to 150°F (65°C) and survive intermittent exposure up to 185°F (85°C) with power applied.

Heat-Line inventories a complete line of low temperature industrial and commercial grade self-regulating heating cables. Medium and high temperature as well as other special types of heating cables are available through special order. Heating cables are available in 1000 foot reels or custom cut to specific length requirements. To complement these heating cables Heat-Line offers a large array of power connection and termination control kits. Insulation and an optional thermostat can be added to the systems to optimize energy efficiency.

Heating cables are available in 110, 120, 208, 240 and 277 volts, and wattages ranging from 3 to 20 watts per foot or 10 to 60 watts per meter. All heating cables meet or exceed most building specifications and carry regulatory approvals from CSA, FM and/or UL for ordinary and hazardous locations when used with the appropriate termination kits. Control options include: ambient and line sensing thermostats, snow melt sensors, ground fault protected thermostats and more.

Heat-Line Cut-to-Length freeze protection heating cables are ideal for keeping metallic and non-metallic pipes from freezing. These heating cables provide safe, reliable heat tracing for freeze protection of pipes, valves, tanks and similar applications. In commercial construction applications, these heaters can be used on a variety of applications such as; cooling towers, chilled water and plumbing pipes, sump discharge pipes, fire protection system piping and exposed P-traps. For Industrial applications, there usage can include; water treatment facilities, vessel freeze protection and safety lines. Cut-to-Length heating cables are also ideal for process temperature maintenance, pipe freeze protection, fluid flow and viscosity maintenance. Medium and high temperature industrial and commercial grade self-regulating heating cables are also available.

All Heat-Line Cut-to-Length heating cables offer the unique and advanced performance of self-regulating heating cable technology. These heaters can effectively increase heat and energy output to sections along its length which are cold and simultaneously reduce heat and energy output to sections which are warm. You never have to worry about heating cable overheating causing risk of melting and fire because of the self-regulating technology. Even in applications where pipes are intended to be dry for short or extended periods of time, the heating cable will never over-heat or melt the pipe.  These high quality heaters give you the peace of mind of reliable freeze protection without the risk. It has become an essential product for electricians, engineers and building officials overseeing commercial, industrial and municipal projects to provide safe and reliable pipe freeze protection.

To further increase the energy efficiency of your heating cable product, it is recommended to add thermal insulation and a thermostat. The additional thermal insulation works to reduce heat loss, and the thermostat allows you to duty cycle your system based on external pipe temperature. Both accessories combined can increase energy efficiency by as much as 80%.  In applications where pipes will be exposed to atmospheric (free) air, closed-cell or other approved weatherproof insulation is required. Insulation will help to maintain energy efficiency and cold temperature reliability. Insulation is recommended for use in all new applications; however any pipe subjected to outside air must be completely insulated to retain the heat within the pipe.

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Cut-to-Length heating cable are used for a variety of applications. Application examples include but are not limited to:

  • Freeze protection of pipes
  • Fire protection system piping
  • Chilled water and plumbing pipes
  • Sump pump discharge pipes
  • Exposed P-traps
  • Cooling towers
  • Water treatment facilities
  • Vessel freeze protection
  • Safety shower lines process temperature maintenance
  • Process temperature maintenance
  • Fluid transport and storage systems
  • Roof and gutter de-icing

If you feel you have a special or unique application for Cut-to-Length heating cable not listed here, please contact Heat-Line directly and speak with one of our knowledgeable product specialists.

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Features

  • Various approvals in Canada and USA
  • 110-120 and 208-277 volts commonly stocked
  • 3, 5, 8, and 10 watts per foot commonly stocked
  • Available by the foot or in full reels up to 1,000 ft. (305m)
  • Custom orders available
  • Can be fully insulated to increase energy efficiency
  • Can be used with a variety of control devices including timers and thermostats
  • Safe for use on metal and plastic pipes

Benefits

  • cCSAus certified for use in ordinary areas
  • cCSAus certified for use in hazardous (classified) areas
  • UL listed for use in ordinary areas
  • UL listed for fire protection system piping
  • FM certified for use in ordinary areas
  • Self-regulating/conductive polymer
  • Manufactured in North America
  • Covered by original manufacturer warranty
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Approvals

  • Various certifications and approvals in Canada and USA
  • cCSAus certified for use in ordinary areas
  • cCSAus certified for use in hazardous (classified) areas
  • UL listed for use in ordinary areas
  • UL listed for hot water maintenance
  • UL listed for fire protection system piping
  • FM certified for use in ordinary areas
  • FM certified for use in hazardous (classified) areas

Electrical Specifications

  • Self-regulating/conductive polymer
  • 110-120 and 208-277 volts commonly stocked
  • 3, 5, 8, and 10 watts per foot commonly stocked
  • T-Rating of T-5 (10w/ft) and T-6 (3,5,8w/ft)

Product Specifications

  • Manufactured in North America-
  • Continuous maintenance temperature 150F (65C) max
  • Intermittent exposure temperature 185F (85C) max
  • Commonly available in modified polymer outer jacket with fluoropolymer outer jacket available by special order
  • Medium and high temperature available by special order ranging from 10-20 watts per foot
  • Heating cable covered by original manufacturer warranty of 10 years
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PRICING

Cut-to-length products are priced by the foot based on total length requested and inventory availability, cut fees may apply to orders of less than 1000 feet (305 meters).

Termination and control kits priced individually.

AVAILABILITY

As a manufacturer of advanced freeze protection systems Heat-Line does our very best to provide customers with products in a timely fashion.

Heat-Line carries a wide range of Cut-to-Length heating cables in stock however, inventory may vary depending on time of year, volume and product requested.

Even for commonly stocked product we recommend contacting Heat-Line for current availability and specific lead times as inventory can change on a regular basis.  Custom orders also available, call for availability and lead time.

SHIPPING

All products are shipped FOB (Freight On Board) from Heat-Line – Algonquin Highlands Operations - Central Ontario CANADA
Heat-Line sources the best service and rates to ship your package. Couriers most commonly used are Purolator, FedEx and LTL skid. We negotiate great deals with our freight carriers and we do not add handling charges.

PART NUMBERS

Cut-to-Length Accessories

GF-STAT NEMA 4X Ground Fault Protected Thermostat 120V /240V 30amp
MA-10 GFCI/ELCI Electrical Equipment Protection Device
1548-40000 2700 Series Combination Input Power and Termination Connection Kit for Pipe Trace FM Ordinary Locations
1548-4000C 2700 Series Combination Input Power and Termination Connection Kit for Pipe Trace CSA Ordinary Location
1548-4010C 2700 Series Combination Input Power and Termination Connection Kit for Pipe Trace CSA Ordinary and Hazardous Locations
1548-40PTJ  2700 Series Input Power Connection Kit for Pipe Trace FM Ordinary and Hazardous Locations (No End Seal Termination Included, see SRHC-ES)
1548-40RGP 2700 Series Combination Input Power and Termination Connection Kit for Roof and Gutter De-icing CSA Roof De-icing and UL De-icing and Snow Melting
SRHC-ES 2700 Series End Seal Termination Kit for Pipe Trace CSA, UL and FM Ordinary and Hazardous Locations
FOIL-TAPE Professional Grade All Weather Foil Tape 2.83’’ x 150’ (72mm x 46m)
INSUL-1.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 1" ID pipe (6’ long, 1 5/8” ID, ¾” thick wall)
INSUL-1.25 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 1 1/4" ID pipe (6’ long, 1 7/8” ID, ¾” thick wall)
INSUL-2.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 2" ID pipe (6’ long, 2 5/8” ID, ¾” thick wall)
INSUL-3.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 3" ID pipe (6’ long, 3 1/2” ID, ¾” thick wall)
INSUL-4.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 4" ID pipe (6’ long, 4 1/2” ID, 1” thick wall)
HLP-TAPE Black wrap tape for sealing insulation ends together 2" x 100' (50.8mm x 3m)

Further input power connection, termination, and splice kits available upon request. If you are unsure of the proper selection for your application please contact Heat-Line and speak with an application specialist.

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Included in a cut-to-length system:

  • Self-regulating heating cable
  • Original manufacturers limited warranty of 10 years
  • Clear, concise installation and support documentation

Additional Accessories:

GF-STAT NEMA 4X Ground Fault Protected Thermostat 120V /240V 30amp
MA-10 GFCI/ELCI Electrical Equipment Protection Device
1548-40000 2700 Series Combination Input Power and Termination Connection Kit for Pipe Trace FM Ordinary Locations
1548-4000C 2700 Series Combination Input Power and Termination Connection Kit for Pipe Trace CSA Ordinary Location
1548-4010C 2700 Series Combination Input Power and Termination Connection Kit for Pipe Trace CSA Ordinary and Hazardous Locations
1548-40PTJ  2700 Series Input Power Connection Kit for Pipe Trace FM Ordinary and Hazardous Locations (No End Seal Termination Included, see SRHC-ES)
1548-40RGP 2700 Series Combination Input Power and Termination Connection Kit for Roof and Gutter De-icing CSA Roof De-icing and UL De-icing and Snow Melting
SRHC-ES 2700 Series End Seal Termination Kit for Pipe Trace CSA, UL and FM Ordinary and Hazardous Locations
FOIL-TAPE Professional Grade All Weather Foil Tape 2.83’’ x 150’ (72mm x 46m)
INSUL-1.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 1" ID pipe (6’ long, 1 5/8” ID, ¾” thick wall)
INSUL-1.25 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 1 1/4" ID pipe (6’ long, 1 7/8” ID, ¾” thick wall)
INSUL-2.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 2" ID pipe (6’ long, 2 5/8” ID, ¾” thick wall)
INSUL-3.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 3" ID pipe (6’ long, 3 1/2” ID, ¾” thick wall)
INSUL-4.00 Closed cell polyethylene insulation sleeve for 4" ID pipe (6’ long, 4 1/2” ID, 1” thick wall)
HLP-TAPE Black wrap tape for sealing insulation ends together 2" x 100' (50.8mm x 3m)

Further input power connection, termination, and splice kits available upon request. If you are unsure of the proper selection for your application please contact Heat-Line and speak with an application specialist.

THERMOSTATS

Thermostats are not required to operate Heat-Line cut-to-length heating cables as they are self-regulating and cannot over heat. A thermostat however can be added to duty cycle the heating cable in an on/off operation saving power consumption.

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INSULATION

Insulation is recommended for all new pipe installations, even where the pipe is to be buried. For existing pipe applications, insulation is only required where the pipe is exposed to ambient outdoor temperatures, and/or where the pipe is above the ground. Insulation aids in heat retention making the heating cable more energy efficient and providing cold weather reliability.

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MilliAmp GCF/ELCI Device

According to the Canadian and National Electrical Codes all heating cable systems are required to be protected by a GFCI device for safe operation. For cut-to-length heating cable installations GFCI protection must be supplied and installed by the installing professional. Heat-Line offers the MilliAmp GFCI device, which is an external enclosure complete with a Class A certified GFCI for both 120 volt and 240 volt applications.

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FOIL TAPE

When applying the heating cable to the outside of a pipe, it is beneficial to use a foil tape to increase your thermal transfer surface area. You can apply the tape to the pipe first, and then apply the heating cable to the pipe with the tape covering it. Applying insulation over is highly recommended, especially when the installation is above ground.

HLP TAPE

HLP-TAPE is used to tape the butt-ends of the INSUL insulation sleeves together so they do not slide apart which would result in a cold spot in the pipe. 

CABLE GUARDS

Care should always be given to avoid damage to the heating cable during installation. In some applications abrasive edges may be present where the heating cable must travel. Cable guards can be installed over the heating cable providing mechanical protection when passing over abrasive areas.

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Q - Does Heat-Line cut-to-length heating cable come with a thermostat?

A – No. A thermostat is not included with cut-to-length heating cable as it is not required for proper and safe operation; however, a thermostat can be purchased as an additional accessory. Depending on system applications, or where automatic operation is preferred, a thermostat can be used to switch the system on and off to help conserve power or to duty cycle the system. When combined with insulation thermostats can substantially increase energy efficiency.

Q – Does Heat-Line cut-to-length heating cable come with connection and end seal terminations?

A – No. All input power and end seal termination kits must be order separate and additional from the actual heating cable itself.

Q – Do I need different connection and end seal kits for different applications?

A – Yes. Certain application whether they are in ordinary or hazardous locations, or even roof and gutter de-icing require different kits with different approvals. Heat-Line can help specify the proper kits for the application in question.

Q - Can I (the homeowner) install cut-to-length heating cable?

A – No. As cut-to-length heating cable is a professional product that is not factory terminated, a licensed electrician must perform the power and end seal terminations.

Q - Does a 240-volt system use less power than a 120-volt system?

A – No - Energy efficiency has nothing to do with the designated voltage. We pay for the energy in watts, not in volts. Years ago the termmore efficientwas attached to 240 volt systems because you can put more load or amperage on a 240 volt circuit. Unfortunately the term more efficient somehow became misinterpreted to meanmore energy efficientwhich is not the case.

Q- What type of insulation should I use with cut-to-length heating cables?

A – Heat-Line recommends to use insulation that is best suited to the environment in which it is going to be installed. A common type of insulation employed with cut-to-length heating cables is water proof pipe foam insulation sleeves. You are also able to implement fiberglass insulation provided it is properly weatherproofed based on the environment.

Q – Where do I purchase Heat-Line cut-to-length heating cable?

A – Cut-to-length heating cable is available directly through Heat-Line and or any of our Heat-Line product distributors. For a list of Heat-Line product distributors in Canada and the United States please contact Heat-Line directly on our toll free number at (800)854-4944.

Q – Do I have to use insulation with the Heat-Line cut-to-length heating cable?

A – Insulation is highly recommended when using Heat-Line self-regulating cut-to-length heating cables, especially if the installation is above ground in ambient outdoor air. Insulation helps reduce the overall heat loss and therefore reduce the amount of energy consumed by the heating cable.

Q - What is a damp location defined as?

A - A damp location is an interior and or exterior area that is normally or even periodically subject to moisture or condensation in, on, or adjacent to electrical equipment and or heating cable devices. This includes but is not limited to partially protected locations such as canopies, roofed open porches, marquees and similar locations. 

Q - What is a wet location defined as?

A - A wet location is an area where liquids may drip, splash, or flow on or against electrical equipment and or heating cable devices. 

Q - What is a dry location defined as?

A - A dry location is an area that is not normally subject to dampness or moisture, but may include a location subject to temporary dampness. For example, a building that is currently under construction. 

Q - What type of location is considered a hazardous location?

A - A hazardous location is an area  that includes the premises, buildings, or part of which the following is present: 

(a) an explosive gas atmosphere is present, or may be present, in the air in quantities that require special precautions for the operation, installation, and or construction of electrical equipment or heating cable devices. 

(b) combustible dusts are present, or may be present, in the form of clouds or layers in quantities that require special precautions for the operation, installation, and or construction of electrical equipment or heating cable devices. 

(c) combustible fibres or flyings are manufactured, handled, or stored in a manner that will require special precautions for the operation, installation, and or construction of electrical equipment or heating cable devices. 

Q - What type of location is considered an ordinary location?

A - An ordinary location is an area that is dry, at normal atmospheric pressure and under normal conditions  electrical equipment and or heating cable devices are not exposed to damage from mechanical causes, excessive dust, moisture or extreme temperatures. Furthermore all electrical equipment and heating cable devices must be entirely free from possible damage due to corrosive, flammable, or explosive atmospheres. 

Q- What is an outdoor location considered?

A- Any location exposed to the weather is considered an outdoor location. 

Q- What do the terms NEC and CEC stand for?

A - NEC stands for the National Electrical Code, which is applicable in the United States, and CEC stands for the Canadian Electrical Code which is applicable in Canada. 

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