SnoMelt cables are industrial/commercial grade self-regulating heating cables that can be used for snow melting and ice prevention of surfaces such as concrete roads, ramps and paths. It may also be used on stairways, walkway gratings and loading docks. It can be cut-to-length at site to match exact lengths without any complicated design considerations.
SnoMelt will not overheat or burnout, even when overlapped upon itself, although this is not recommended. Its power output self-regulates in response to the surface temperature. It's self-regulating characteristics reduce energy useage and lowers operating costs.
Example of Applications
- Ice prevention of concrete roads, ramps and paths.
- Can be used on stairways, walkway gratings or loading docks.
- Can be cut to length
- Simple installation in concrete.
- Automatically adjusts heat output in response to increasing or decreasing surface temperature.
The installation of SnoMelt is quick and simple and requires no special skills or tools. Termination, splicing and power connection components are all provided in convenient kits.
SnoMelt Type SMB is ideally suted to large scale installations and can be combined with our specially developed, highly energy efficient SnoFlow control systems which can further reduce energy usage and operating costs.
SnoMelt Type SMA is as above, but the braid and outer jacket are replaced with an extruded aluminium outer jacket, offering greater mechanical protection when required.
A SnoMelt/SnoFlow controlled system can reduce operating costs by as much as 80% when compared with conventional controlled snow melting and ice prevention systems.
Product Specification - maximum withstand temperature 40°C (104°F)
SnoMelt is available in 11 and 17 W/m outputs as illustrated on the graph to the right. The graph shows the nominal power output at 230V when installed on insulated metal pipes.
Maximum Surface Temperature
Minimum Installation Temperature
15.4 x 6.5mm +/- 0.5mm
Minimum Bending Radius
Maximum Resistance of
Cable Gland Thread Size
Power Factor buried in Sand (wet)
W/m in concrete x 0.9
Power Factor buried in Metal Conduit
W/m in concrete x 0.4
Power Factor buried in Plastic Conduit
W/m in concrete x 0.3
Maximum Circuit Length (m) for various circuit breaker sizes
For use with Type C circuit breakers to IEC 60898
Approvals & Certifications
EU DoC SnowMelt, SM