Durex Industries, a North American designer and manufacturer of heaters, temperature sensors, controls and systems, recently announced development of their Elastic Wrap Heater technology.
Elastic Wrap Heaters are used in applications that require heating for freeze protection or to prevent condensation. Based on silicone rubber heater technology, lengths of the heater are coiled similar to a telephone cord. The elasticity of the cord facilitates easy wrapping of the heater around pipes, tubes and fittings. The molded end protector snaps around a pipe to provide structural support for the lead wires. The 120 and 240 VAC heaters are available in widths up to 1.0 in. (25.4 mm) and straight lengths up to 125 in. (3175 mm).
Customers have successfully applied the Elastic Wrap Heaters in applications such as water treatment and semiconductor processing on plumbing systems ranging from 0.25 in. (6.35 mm) to 4.0 in. (10.16 mm) in diameter. The ease of installation and removal, along with the inert characteristics of silicone rubber make the Elastic Wrap Heater an excellent value.