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10 Reasons to choose Heat Trace No10

Established in 1974, Heat Trace Limited is now one of the world's leading suppliers of electric heat tracing equipment for both process temperature maintenance and freeze protection applications.

10. World’s first products

Heat Trace has remained an innovative company throughout its history, developing a stream of unique products and processes, aimed at improvements to safety, efficiency, performance and system life of heat tracing. In doing so HTL has become the Technical Leader in Heat Tracing Technology.

World’s First products developed by Heat Trace:

1978 - Heat Trace produce the world's first cut-to-length parallel resistance tracer. Heat Trace’s patented Heat Tracer cable was introduced into the market as the first cut-to-length tracer in 1978. The Heat Tracer remains to this day the most thermally efficient parallel resistance heating cable.

1982 - Heat Trace introduce 'Longline', a series resistance tracer for long pipelines. ‘Longline’ is launched for buried pipelines in New Zealand. Almost 3 decades later, after millions of metres, Heat Trace has never experienced a manufacturing related product failure. ‘Longline’, now re-invented, is the lowest cost solution for long pipeline tracing.

1998 - Heat Trace Ltd launch the world's highest temperature parallel resistance cut-to-length constant power heating cable. Heat Trace’s patented AHT mineral insulated, metal-sheathed heater that can withstand 425°C continuously and has power outputs to 200W/m. Over a decade later it still remains the world’s highest temperature parallel resistance constant power heat tracer.

2003 - Heat Trace Ltd introduces the world's highest temperature Self Regulating Heat Tracer. Heat Trace’s FSU Freezstop Ultimo has a continuous withstand temperature of 250°C un-energised, may be continuously energised at 200°C and has outputs up to 90W/m – and this remains, to this day, a higher capability than any other competitor worldwide.

2011 - The world's first subsea electrically heat traced, reeled Pipe-in-Pipe system. 24Km of Longline heating cables heat a gas condensate pipeline for the Islay Gas and Condensate field located in the UK waters of the North Sea.