Archive for February, 2015

Miscellaneous application from FLEXELEC: nuclear power plant

FLEXELEC has miscellaneous market, that is to say, we have been chosen for the renewal of nuclear power plant heating cable. In fact, after lot of test, FLEXTRACE have been successful tested and approved for the high temperature maintenance in such a hostile environment. We have to do the entire plant which needs to keep the electric capacity even if the weather has negative temperature. Keep the high temperature was the main mission of FLEXELEC. It was an ambitious technical improvement plan. So, FLEXELEC won an important market in the nuclear industry, thanks to this market FLEXELEC improves him technical know-how [...]

Improve the efficiency of domestic heating

With winter, temperatures falls, the role of domestic boilers increases in significance. UK homeowners often forget that like most frequently used appliances; boilers require maintenance, and care, which is perhaps understandable given their out’of sight, out of mind ‘nature. Regular servicing plays an essential part in preventing future breakdowns and ensuring the boiler is running as efficiently as possible, which is likely to extend its overall lifespan. So, FLEXELEC have launched to protect the boiler and the pipe a heating cable Antifreeze which can be used to domestic heating boiler. Indeed, Antifreeze heating cables have been specially designed to protecting [...]

Heating cable or heating tape: how choose?

The heating cable or tape choice depends on a lot of elements. We are going to try to understand why. First of all, it’s important to define exactly and what you want to get taking into account the operating conditions. To help you in this process, the manufacturer has developed FLEXELEC appropriate questionnaires that you can download: questionnaire Flexelec product.pdf Don’t forget that little scheme will define the accessories needed to install FLEXELEC tape and heating cables. You will found a complete range of junction boxes, connection kit, thermostats, hygrothermostats, power modulator and fitting accessories. Then, simply contact us on our [...]

Heating cable and wintery swimming pool

There are two techniques for setting wintery swimming pool. Passive wintery, where the entire system will pool be put to sleep, and a tarp will cover the basin. The active wintery where we will maintain a flow of water inside the pipes so that the pipe doesn’t burst. Active wintery is certainly easy to set up and preserve the quality of your water, but it is not suitable for areas where freezing risk is important. We are interested in passive wintery, which require a longer introduction, but the benefits are undeniable. After having purified the pool, put a wintery product [...]

Refrigeration Cold door: different types of cables can be used

Cold room doors should prevent ice which avoids closing doors in factories. FLEXELEC uses heating cables which depend on the type of door. Indeed, if the doors are flexible or rigid anti-shock heating cables used will be different. Thanks to these doors heating cables are protected from ice. Here are 3 ways to protect doors from freezing cold. First of all, ”classic” cold room doors require a heating cable FLEXTRACE FTSO. This self-regulating cable is installed on the edge of the door which prevents the ice. In fact, the cable maintains and heats the temperature of the door. Then, “bumper” the cold [...]

Heating mat tissue silicon and example of applications.

Heating mats are manufactured to order and their sizes and shapes can be adapted to each situation. They can be fixed using eyelets or hooks incorporated into the heating mat and, in some case, vulcanized directly by us onto your metal parts. An adhesive backing can also be provided. Other options such as double insulation, fuses, thermal cut-out devices or temperature sensors are available. The above table gives surface temperatures for heating mat according to their power level W/cm2, measured in the following conditions: Heating mats placed on a 1.5 mm thick horizontal aluminum plate in a calm atmosphere at [...]

Heating cables, heating tapes, trace heating… Flexibles heating elements explained by the expert FLEXELEC