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Max exposure t up to 250C° (15-95W/m)

Self-regulating electrical heating tape for freeze protection or temperature maintenance of industrial pipelines and vessels even in hazardous areas.

  • Automatically adjusts heat output subject to any temperature change
  • Can be cut to required length
  • Not overheat or burnout even if overlapped
  • High heat output up to 95 W/m
  • Full range of controls and accessories
  • Operating voltage 220-240 VAC (on request 110-120 VAC)
  • Thermal stability 240°C

Design

Features

BTX is an industrial grade self-regulating heating tape that can be used to prevent freezing of large-diameter pipes subject to steaming or to maintain the preset temperature of pipelines and vessels up to 190°C as well as component part of systems, where high temperatures affect the heating cable.

It can be cut to length on site and exact piping length can be matched without any complicated design considerations.

BTX is certified for use in safe and explosion hazardous environments against international standards as well as GOST R 60079 standards.

Its self-regulating characteristics improve safety and reliability. BTX will not overheat or burnout even when overlapped. The heat output adjusts automatically subject to temperature change.

The installation of BTX heating tape is quick and simple and requires no special skills or tools. Termination, splicing and power connection components are all provided in kits.

Options

BTX..BP
Fluoroplastic outer jacket over tinned copper braid provides protection where corrosive chemical solutions or vapors may present.

Specification

Maximum temperature 190 °C
Maximum allowable temperature de-energized (1000 hours cumulative) 240 °C
Minimum installation temperature - 60 °C
Power supply ~220–240 VAC
(~110–120 VAC on request)
Temperature classification T3
Maximum resistance of the protective braid not more than 10 Ohm/km

Maximum length of a heating section, or overall length of sections of the same type connected in parallel (m) vs circuit breaker type

Type Start-up temperature, °C 230 V
16 A 20 A 32 A
15BTX 10 110 146 165
-20 99 131 165
-40 88 117 165
30BTX 10 73 98 110
-20 70 93 110
-40 69 91 110
45BTX 10 49 64 82
-20 43 56 82
-40 37 49 73
60BTX 10 35 46 70
-20 34 44 67
-40 32 43 64
80BTX 10 27 37 52
-20 24 30 49
-40 24 30 49
95BTX 10 24 30 43
-20 21 27 43
-40 21 27 43

For use with type C circuit breakers according to GOST R 50345- 2010 (IEC 60898-1:2003)

* A current step takes place (starting current) at the moment of turning on the heating section. The current value stabilizes within 5 minutes after start-up. Maximum starting current can be 5-6 times higher than the rated current value of the circuit breaker.

Dimensions and weights

Type Nominal dimensions, mm Weight, kg/100 m Minimum bending radius, mm
15BTX-80BTX 12.1 x 5.4 15.2 30
95BTX 14.4 x 5.5 19.8 30

* Minimum bending radius is given for temperature –20 °C.

Thermal ratings

Nominal heat output at operating voltage 115 V or 230 V, when self-regulating heating tapes operate in normal conditions.

Ordering information

Accessories

A range of accessories includes kit of component parts for power supply input, splice and termination of the heating tape and control unit.

We recommend to use original accessories made by SST to ensure trouble-free operation and meet safety standards and requirements.