Archive for Applications

Special machines for food industry (FLEXTRACE FSX-55)

FLEXELEC has won a market in the food industry (cheese). The high-potential niche development is represented by the indirect consumption. That is to say cheese incorporated culinary industry such as lasagna, pizza and others. It is a breeding ground for the expression of casting techniques that modify the behaviour of milk protein to heat. We must therefore maintain at 70 °C all pipe production lines, to avoid cheese cool off, freeze, and block the pipes.   The heating cable FLEXTRACE FSX-55 was located along productions lines for temperature maintenance. Technical characteristics of FEXTRACE FSX-55 heating cable Hard-wearing, flexible and sealed. [...]

Heating cable FLEXFLOOR KYCYR for under floor heating

FLEXFLOOR KYCYR heating cables from FLEXELEC are particularly hard-wearing and are used for applications set in concrete slabs to protect against freezing or to maintain a temperature. To ensure that these heating elements enjoy a long service life, we recommend using a control device. Heating cable FLEXFLOOR KYCYR are installed in concrete slab, at the beginning of cold door (0°C to -40°C) allows to protect against ice on the floor. Moreover, close the door is easier than before, without heating cable. The employees are also in safety with this system. Example of application:  heating cable KYCYR. FLEXELEC KYCYR installed heating cables [...]

FLEXTRACE FST/TP/25-2 Trace heating refurbishment

Maintaining the viscosity at the required level to allow for a highly productive process in winter. Trace heating refurbishment of the main lubricant manufacturer. Working closely with our local industrial lagging export (insulation and metal work), FLEXELEC has used its troubles hooting skills to design and manufacture a complete solution, within short time scale. The solution contains circuits of high temperature FLEXTRACE self-regulating cable FST/TP/25-2 and all necessary FLEXKIT accessories. For this type of application FLEXELEC have used a heating cable FLEXTRACE FST/TP/25-2. Self-regulating heating cables of the FST/TP range are used to protect against freezing or to maintain moderate temperatures. [...]

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 [...]

Industrial process: frost protect the joints and the hydraulic system

FLEXELEC manufactured and supplied heating cables to frost protect the joints and the hydraulic system of the loading cranes in harbors.  FLEXELEC and its partners have designed and adapted the installation of trace heating systems to the huge mobile cranes. Flexelec have been used the heating cable FLEXTRACE for the merchant navy activity. In fact, low temperature in winter the  merchant navy activity has to ensure that logistics do not fail. So, the weather conditions were in below -15°C, salty environment, and presence of fuel are an example of difficulties met. Thanks to the FLEXTRACE FTSH/TF 50 w/m performs with high efficiency. [...]

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