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Boxed-up to prevent a freeze-up

04 May 2014

Spelsberg customises its tough TK enclosures to help Thermocable in its search for a suitable product to house its trace heating monitoring system.

Trace heating is essential to preventing costly and potentially dangerous damage to water pipes exposed to cold winter temperatures. Thermocable is a leading manufacturer of trace heating monitoring equipment which ensures trace heating systems are working when they are most needed.

Installing trace heating can save a business thousands of pounds in potential downtime and costly repair bills; it can also save lives, when installed on a sprinkler system or other safety critical applications. However, without constant monitoring, it's impossible to be sure that the system will activate when called upon. Thermocable has developed a range of trace heating monitoring systems that provide 24/7 monitoring, as well as offering additional protection in the event of a failure or period of extremely low temperatures.

Depending on your requirements the ProMinder Standard or Advance provides constant monitoring of pipes so businesses can accurately maintain temperatures critical to their specific industry process. The ProMinder Standard can be retrofitted to any existing trace heating system where the security of regular monitoring is required, while the ProMinder Advance is available with specially designed cables that offer a backup heating system as well as a 'Turbo Heat' function for extremely cold temperatures. Thermocable’s Tom Robst takes up the story:

"The ProMinder is designed to offer reliable monitoring of trace heating in the harshest conditions that the British weather might throw at us. This can mean prolonged periods at sub-zero temperatures, as well as a great deal of precipitation and the odd spell of strong sunlight. We needed to find an enclosure that would offer protection from all of that, while also providing the flexibility to meet our design requirements."

Thermocable approached Spelsberg UK, the largest supplier of non-metallic enclosures ex-stock in the UK willing to customise its products, to see if they might be able to help. Spelsberg suggested its TK range of robust, polycarbonate enclosures with customised entry options. The company also offered to provide the overlay design, and to supply the enclosures prepared and ready for assembly. Mr Robst again:

"We were aware of Spelsberg's reputation for reliability and flexibility and were keen to specify their enclosures for this project. As soon as we approached them they took an interest in our design and made a concerted effort to develop a solution around our requirements. The enclosures are strong and offer protection from the environment, while the customised service makes installation easier. The ProMinder series are high quality products and the Spelsberg enclosures were the best that we could find."

The TK range from Spelsberg is available in hundreds of different sizes and configurations as standard. Its robust polycarbonate construction is impact, UV and corrosion resistant, and injection moulded polyurethane seals deliver reliable and long lasting protection against dust and moisture ingress.

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