The technique offers benefits but demands attention to details

Altrad Balliauw combines his expertise in insulation with electrical tracing. A system used to maintain or raise the temperature of pipes and vessels. Heat tracing can be used to protect pipes from freezing, to maintain a constant flow temperature in hot water systems, or to maintain process temperatures for piping that must transport substances that solidify at ambient temperatures.


All the projects we undertake are engineered and carried out in close cooperation with the customer and any third party suppliers. They begin with evaluating the project, continue through design and construction of customized tracing and go all the way through to successful execution of the repair or replacement. We take on, organize and execute the entire job, start to finish, relieving the customer of all the coordination, planning and supervision.

Combination with insulation

The combination of trace heating and the correct thermal insulation for the operating ambient temperature maintains a thermal balance where the heat output from the trace heating matches the heat loss from the pipe. Self-limiting or regulating heating cable have been developed and are very successful in this application.