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Frost Protection

Frost Protection

Frozen Pipe Solutions

We all know of the damage frozen pipes can cause in domestic houses after a particularly cold period when the temperature drops below freezing, which, due to global changes in the seasons, is happening much more regularly these days.

The same problem is very much a factor in industrial and commercial environments, and it is not the actual freezing of the pipe work that causes the, often, expensive leaks, it’s when the pipes thaw and the splits or cracks become apparent, that the realisation raises its ugly head and the water causes the widespread damage.

The solution is to install ‘Cross’ Electrical Self-Regulating Heating cables (XEL), which will give you a totally reliable answer to the problems caused by the freezing conditions.

Self-Regulating Heating Cable – XEL Range

Our XEL range of robust Self-Regulating Heating Cable are designed for freeze protection of both plastic, metal pipes and vessels, with a maximum exposure temperature of 80°C (de-energized) and a minimum installation temperature of -20°C.

XEL heating cables can also be used for temperature maintenance processes up to 30°C, and are certified for use in hazardous area applications.

  • Energy Efficient – Self-regulating trace heating cable automatically adjusts its output according to the ambient conditions therefore reducing power consumption
  • Safe – Cannot overheat due to self-regulating properties.
  • Maintenance Free – Fit and forget trace heating systems

‘Cross’ Electrical have a wide range of trace heating cables to suit a variety of frost protection applications. This also includes our own XSSTC, XHP, XSW and XSWE heating cables that can be designed for many winterisation projects.

Trace Heating Freeze Protection Applications:

  • Water Pipes
  • Building services pipework
  • Fire mains & hoses
  • Fire Sprinkler pipework
  • Fire mains & hoses
  • Fuel oil pipework
  • Tanks and Vessels

Thermal Insulation

The pipework must be fitted with trace heating cable and thermal insulation to retain the heat output of the cables and provide an effective barrier against freezing temperatures.

The type and thickness of the thermal insulation is a very important factor of any trace heating design and installation.

Remember last winter?

Frost protection - household trace heating

Due to the particular cold period last winter, trace heating has now become a requirement in many homes.

Central heating condensate pipes were a particular problem last winter: condensate pipes ran externally from the boiler froze outside causing the boilers to shut down.

Also remember water pipes to outside bib taps, outbuildings, garages, once trace heated and thermally insulated these vulnerable pipes will never freeze again.

Trace heating and thermally insulating these pipes for future winter periods will solve this problem.

Frozen Pipe Solutions
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Can you please pass on our thanks to Martyn and his team for the excellent work that they have done for us this weekend. Despite challenging weather conditions they managed to complete the planned works in good time. We have test run the dryer this afternoon and all is good. Many thanks. Paul Taylor

Tarmac – Caldon Asphalt

Impressed with attention to detail and management of a project straight through to the end, excellent approach with health and safety on Site, excellent documentation and follow up. Regards Iain Pieroway

ForFamers (Penrith)

Very pleased collectively and finding Cross Electrical (Nottingham) Ltd flexible and approachable with a difficult project that required a quick turn-around. Regards Geoff Marshall

Tetretech

Managed and developed a project with complete resolution, delivered - following long hours, updates and accommodating the client requirements to an end solution. Rafael Taylor

Sterigenics

Excellent communication, very professional and can offer solutions to improve plant - very reliable, outstanding all round service. Regards John Glasspool

Aggregate Industries Botley

Excellent service, professional job, good approach to companies Health & Safety policy, reliable company. Kind Regards Julian Vael

Breedon Aggregates Naughton

Regarding the work carried out at Abergavenny, South Wales, much appreciate the quick turn around. Best Regards, Steve Trigg, Director

DES Group Limited

Hi Mat just a quick note to thank the boys for the job they done here at Cornelly. They have done a really good job. Regards Gerard Thomas, Tarmac, A CRH Company Tarmac is the UK's leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company.

Tarmac

Very impressed with the workmanship, very tidy job. Best Regards, Iain Pieroway, Engineering Supervisor

ForFarmers UK Ltd

Thank you for your speedy response and resolution at Darlaston and please pass on my thanks to the engineer who covered a lot of miles that day! Regards Andy Read Plant Manager Darlaston & Stoke, Express Asphalt Darlaston

Aggregate Industries UK Limited

Firstly I would like to say that the work you have recently completed went really well and the guys did a great job. I now have some more work that needs doing as some more tracing has been damaged. Kind regards, Liam Aisthorpe - EC&I Technician

FCC Environment

Thanks again for another great job, we will be in contact early next year when we have a look further into A1 trace heating circuit. Best regards Gary Hamer, General Manager, Portland Bunkers UK LTD

Portland Bunkers UK Ltd

Many thanks for your engineers quick response. Many Thanks Toby Stanley | Asphalt Production Manager | Midland Quarry Products

Midland Quarry Products

Job done. Pass on my Thanks to Darren, 2 Cracking lads a credit to your company, Speak soon. Thank You Kind Regards Dean Edwards Unit Manager, Local Asphalt Nottingham. United Kingdom

Cemex Colwick

Thank you also for your support during 2016 and merry Christmas and a Happy new Year to you all at Cross Electrical. Best regards, Roy Higginbottom

Bawtry Carbon

Cross Electrical (Nottingham) Ltd sits proudly in first position in Cemex league table for installation, finish, attention to health and safety, commitment to work and reliability.

Cemex, Sheffield

Cross-Electrical's part has been a success and it did exactly what you said it would do and it looks a good job so well done and thank you!

Cemex, Wickwar

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And now it's back to work after a lovely long Easter weekend! https://t.co/wIorUWCy9D