When most people think of winter they think of Christmas time, mistletoe and wine. However it also means burst pipes and ensuing chaos. The latter of that sentence is closer to home than you might think and in a process plant it is about as welcome as a pair of socks for Christmas. Fortunately steps can be taken to minimise its likelihood.
Spelsberg UK has made sure to build up stocks of its HT range of thermostats for Industrial Process applications, well ahead of anybody’s winter woes. Available to cover a number of different temperature ranges, the HT thermostats offer preventive protection against frost damage and frozen pipework.
Supplied ready to go, the HT system comprises a robust and reliable mechanical thermostat, safely fitted into a robust enclosure.
TK enclosures are one of Spelsberg’s ranges, made of stable polycarbonate (with a new aluminium alternative option now also available), they are IP66 rated. This means they can stand up to extremes of temperature, dust, dirt and humidity, and cope with strong water blasts and sharp impacts.
Design details such as a clamping cable gland and an integral polyurethane cover gasket seal the interior of the TK from whatever the cold weather may bring.
Upon receipt, all users need to do is connect the HT thermostat to the trace heating system to create an intelligent and effective frost protection system.
Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg UK, said: “The secret of the Spelsberg HT thermostat range is its simplicity, which makes selection and specification easy while also ensuring resilience in operation.”
Lloyd added: “Every winter scores of the UK’s industrial facilities suffer from damaged pipes brought on by the cold weather. Loss of production and repair costs can be considerable, which make an HT system and a bit of forethought look like a very good investment.”