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Constant-Wattage

Constant-wattage heating cable provides precise and constant temperatures up to 500°F. Heat cable can be cut to length in the field and is ideal for long runs. The several different variations available can satisfy a wide range of applications – see the chart below for help choosing.

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Comparison of constant-wattage styles

General-purpose Harsh-environment
high-temperature
Fiberglass
high-temperature
Polyimide
high-temperature
Maximum
exposure temp.
400°F
204°C
500°F
260°C
500°F
260°C
500°F
260°C
Available
wattages
3, 5, 8, 12 W/ft
10, 16, 26, 29 W/m
4, 8, 12 W/ft
13, 26, 39 W/m
4, 8, 12 W/ft
13, 26, 39 W/m
4, 8, 12, 18 W/ft
13, 26, 39, 59 W/m
Resistance
to moisture
Excellent Excellent Good Good
Resistance
to chemicals
Excellent Excellent Good Good
Resistance
to flame
Outstanding Excellent Outstanding Excellent
Resistance
to radiation
Fair to good Fair to good Good Outstanding
(flexible after exposure
to 109 rads)
Sample
applications
  • Mid-range chemical processing
  • Food processing
  • Water lines
  • Fuel oil
  • Condensate return
  • High-temp process control
  • Asphalt plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Explosive and corrosive atmospheres
  • Severe cold
  • Viscosity control
  • High-temp process control
  • Power plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Explosive atmospheres
  • Nuclear environments
  • Heavy oil lines
  • Areas where halogens are forbidden
  • Lines with high-pressure steam blowdown