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tracing rail


The TRANSCALOR - Tracing Rail

When used the TRANSCALOR - heat conducting cement, the TRANSCALOR - tracing rail offers a suitable product combination in order to design the operation of trace heating pipes with efficient results.

In addition to a reduction of the assembly expenditure, a considerable improvement of the transmission from the trace heating pipe onto the product pipe is achieved.

The tracing rail is a specially shaped plate bed in which the trace heating pipe lies on the one side (support bed) and which, on the other side provides space for receiving the heat conducting cement.

Schedule of the TRANSCALOR - tracing rail filled with heat-conducting-cement over the heating pipe

Due to the correspondingly shaped bed, the contact surface area with the trace heating pipe is designed as large as possible.

The contact surface area toward the product pipe is created by the deformation of the heat conducting cement when the filled tracing rails are pressed against it.

The TRANSCALOR - tracing rails must be filled with the TRANSCALOR - heat conducting cement before installation and then must be pressed simultaneously with the heating pipe against the product pipe.

Schedule of a pipe heating system with the TRANSCALOR - tracing rail in installation situation

By tightening down the tensioning bands, the TRANSCALOR - tracing rail is pressed against the product pipeline so that the heat conducting cement placed into the tracing rail fills up the existing space between the two pipelines and can therefore achieve optimum heat transfer.

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The system of the TRANSCALOR - tracing rail method

For the attachement of the accessory heating pipe when using the TRANSCALOR - heat conducting cement without the tracing rail, a spatula is used to apply the pasty heat conducting cement into the intermediate space between the product pipeline and the trace heating pipe or onto the accessory heating pipe.

For long straight running pipelines, in particular, this type of attachement is time-consuming and uneconomical. In addition, the required amount of material of the heat conducting cement is not calculable.

These disadvantages of the conventional assembly procedure are easily avoided using the TRANSCALOR - tracing rail method. The application of the TRANSCALOR - heat conducting cement using the tracing rail method can be carried out with very minimum construction expenditure.

TRANSCALOR - Tracing Rail method

In addition to the facilitated assembly work, the TRANSCALOR - tracing rail method, during its application, also offers advantages versus the pipe trace heating system built only with TRANSCALOR - heat conducting cement but without tracing rail.

The flanks of the tracing rail have a tensioning function and a supporting function. In the supporting function, these flanks guarantee that the slightly dried heat conducting cement does not crumble apart but rests against the product pipe in the specific trapezoidal shape.

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TRANSCALOR - Tracing rail: Sizes and qualities

The TRANSCALOR - tracing rails are delivered in 2-metre lengths as standard equipment.

The flank length of the tracing rails, which serve the purpose of holding the heat conducting cement in place, are designed so that they fit practically all nominal independent of the dimension of the product pipelines and independent of the number of trace heating pipes.

The TRANSCALOR - tracing rails are build in standard carbon steel qualitiy respectively in V2A-quality. For ordering the tracing rails please mention the external diameter of the trace heating pipe and the material quality.

The table below shows the standard sizes of the TRANSCALOR tracing rails as well as the thickness of the steel:

DA des Beiheizrohres

( schwarz )


1/2 "

0,75 mm

0,50 mm

3/4 "

0,75 mm

0,50 mm

1 "

0,75 mm

0,50 mm

Other sizes or qualities of the TRANSCALOR - tracing rail we could deliver on demand.

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TRANSCALOR - Tracing Rail
Summary of the most important product advantages
  • excellent heat transmission due to adapted contact surfaces with the trace heating pipe and with the product pipe
  • easily calculable consumption of the heat conducting cement
  • protective of the heat conducting cement.
  • a single tracing rail dimension for various nominal widths of product pipes

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