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Heat Trace Solutions

Winter may be coming to a close, but spring is a great time to offer heating solutions to customers to help them prepare for the upcoming year. Areas that can freeze or become problematic in the winter; such as pipes or roofs, are great areas to install heating systems that aren’t always easily accessed in snowy, cold weather. Installing a heat trace system in the spring can prevent heavy snow and low temperatures from causing roof leaks, destroying gutters or downspouts, and freezing pipes. At ProLine, top-of-the-line roof heating and pipe tracing systems are available for residential homes, commercial buildings, and even industrial applications, allowing contractors to offer a wide range of services for their clients.

Roof heating applications are easy to install customize for any home or business application. Each roof heating system generally consists of heat cable, a thermostat, and a sensor or activation device. The activation device will trigger the system when the temperature is below the set point. ProLine carries a wide range of durable heat cable that is designed for a variety of heat trace applications. It can be installed on roof valleys, gutters, trouble spots, or even downspouts and drainpipes, making it easy to prevent roof leaks or more costly and hazardous damage.

Steep roof with icicles in need of a roof deicing system

ProLine’s industry leading heat cable is self-regulated, meaning that the cable’s irradiated conductive core increases the heat output as the outside temperature falls and decreases the heat output as the temperature rises. The radiant heat cable is made from high quality, advanced components, and is one of the most popular heat trace solutions today. The cable is UL recognized and meets the requirements of Section 426 of the NEC (National Electric Code). The outer jacket of the cable is a fluoropolymer, making it durable and rugged, ensuring it will last the harshest of winters. The interior of the cable consists of a tinned copper braid, thermoplastic elastomer insulation, and a metal ground band. This interior construction will help assure reliable, energy efficient performance in any home or business.

Another common application for heat trace cable is pipe freeze prevention or industrial process control and temperature maintenance. Whether in residential homes or commercial settings, pipes can freeze, resulting in extensive cleanup and costly water damage. Pipe tracing for freeze prevention is way to ensure that your customers have a hassle free winter. Pipe tracing also utilizes self-regulating cable that has a parallel circuit, but does not necessarily require a thermostat. ProLine’s self-regulating pipe tracing cable is UL listed and provides an ideal way to protect pipes, valves, or other troublesome areas from freezing. This cable automatically varies power output in response to changes in temperature, making it extremely energy efficient and ideal for small plastic or metal pipes, or instrument tubing for commercial or residential applications.

Heat trace cable installed on pipes at industrial facility.

Pipe tracing is especially helpful for commercial applications and outdoor facilities that are more susceptible to pipes freezing. ProLine’s pipe tracing cable is an easy, affordable way to increase business with commercial customers, as it can ultimately save time and money in the long run by preventing business closure during winter months. ProLine’s cable is also recognized as safe for hazardous and corrosive environments, perfect for commercial or industrial environments. The self-regulating heat cable will also never burnout or overheat, even if it is overlapping or touching, making it safe for any environment.

When considering adding heat or pipe tracing systems to your business offerings, ProLine offers many more benefits in addition to its top-of-the-line products. When working with ProLine, businesses have access to industry leading customer service options, making ProLine the first choice for many professionals. A ProLine customer service expert will help you each step of the way, from determining which components are best suited for your application and budget, as well as individual design layout for each system, and personal installation support. ProLine Radiant also includes free installation training. ProLine is the best choice for heat trace solutions on the market today. If you have questions about how heat tracing can help your business, visit us online or contact an expert at ProLine Radiant at 866-676-9276 today.

The Complete Heat Trace Solution Provider

ProLine Provides Industry Leading  Pipe Trace and Roof Deicing Solutions

In addition to providing industry leading radiant snow melting systems and heated floors, ProLine also offers complete pipe trace and roof deicing solutions. ProLine Radiant carries a variety of the industry’s most trusted self-regulating heat cable to best serve the demands of industrial and commercial pipe trace and roof deicing applications. Heat cable options include a wide selection of self-regulating heat cable and pre-assembled (pre-terminated) cable, as well as constant wattage for small / residential applications.

ProLine’s most popular self-regulating cable is the PLSRR heat cable, which is the cable of choice for most pipe tracing applications as well as roof and gutter deicing. The cable features a flexible, UV-stabilized thermoplastic elastomer overjacket that protects the carbon core for wet applications and exposure to the sun. The parallel heating cable is designed for a variety of industrial applications and environments, including explosion-hazardous and nonhazardous areas. Approvals include: cULus, CSA, hazardous, ATEX, and IECEx, and the cable features a NON-PRORATED 10-year warranty.

Pipe tracing system at industrial plant

PLSRP heat cable is an industrial grade self-regulating heat cable designed for medium temperature pipe trace applications while PLSRS is designed for high temperature applications. Both cables feature a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.

ProLine pre-assembled (pre-terminated) self-regulating heat cable is the premier solution for quick, easy installation for roof and gutter heating and pipe trace applications. The 120 volt pre-assembled plug-and-play kits come with the option of a standard power cord with or without a GFCI power plug. The termination, power connection, splice, tee, and end seal kit reduces installation time and requires no special skills or tools.

In addition to ProLine’s industry leading self-regulating heat trace cable, users also have several activation device/controller options to choose from to ensure optimum performance of the pipe trace or roof deicing system. ProLine Radiant’s controller options include the latest, most trusted controllers in the industry.

Industrial electronic sensor thermostat.

ProLine also offers custom engineered control panels designed for your specific requirements. ProLine controllers continuously monitor your heat tracing system and provide you with user-settable alarms for temperature, heater current and ground fault current (all independent of the trip levels) to maintain your heat trace system and warn you of potential problems. This advanced heat trace system offers local, group and central computer interfaces.

ProLine Radiant carries a variety of the industry’s most trusted self-regulating heat cable to best serve the demands of industrial and commercial pipe trace applications. In addition to offering premium cable, ProLine also includes unmatched customer services, including system design/layout, installation training and technical support. ProLine is your complete, professional pipe trace solutions partner. For more details contact ProLine Radiant today.

As a wholesale provider of radiant heat solutions, ProLine Radiant is unique. ProLine not only offers industry leading products at wholesale prices, but includes unparalleled customer support services. Call today to sign up for free installation training. ProLine training, tech support and system design services are second to none. For more information, call ProLine Radiant today at 866.676.9276.

ProLine Offers Industry Leading Self-regulating Heat Trace Cable

Self-regulating Heat Cable for Roof and Gutter Heat and Pipe Tracing  Applications

To supplement your roofing business, you may want to consider installing ProLine roof heating systems for your customers. ProLine pre-assembled (pre-terminated) self-regulating heat cable is the premier solution for quick, easy installation for roof and gutter heating and pipe trace applications. These pre-assembled plug-and-play kits come with the option of a standard power cord with or without a GFCI power plug. The termination, power connection, splice, tee, and end seal kit reduces installation time and requires no special skills or tools.

Heavy snow accumulation on roof

ProLine’s PLSRL cable is most frequently used for roofs. This cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures. Other types of self-regulating heat trace cable in ProLine’s wheelhouse include:

PLSRR – This UL-listed self-regulating heat cable can be used for roof / gutter heating and pipe tracing applications. The cable features a flexible, UV stabilized thermoplastic elastomer overjacket that protects the durable carbon core for wet applications and exposure to the sun. This parallel heating cable is designed for a variety of industrial applications and environments, including explosion-hazardous and nonhazardous areas. PLSRR, and can be used for plastic or metal pipe freeze protection and temperature maintenance of pipes, tanks, valves. Includes a NON-PRORATED 10-year warranty.

PLSRP self-regulating heat cable is an industrial grade self-regulating heat cable designed for pipe trace applications. The cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.

PLSRS is an industrial grade self-regulating heat cable is designed for pipe trace applications. The cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.

PLSRM self-regulating heat cable is designed for pipe trace applications. The cable provides safe, reliable heat tracing for freeze protection or temperature maintenance of pipes, valves, flanges. PLSRM heat cable is suitable for use on small diameter plastic or metal pipes and instrument tubing in residential and light commercial applications. The cable features a flexible outer jacket and durable carbon core, providing consistent performance, long lifespan, and easy installation in cold temperatures.

Pipe tracing heat cable
Self-regulating heat cable for pipe trace applications.

ProLine roof and gutter heating cable is UL recognized under the Appliance Wire Classification (file E76498) and meets the requirements of the NEC (National Electric Code) Section 426.

Adding ProLine roof and gutter snow melting systems to your menu of services is a logical, easy way to generate additional business with your existing customers.

Learn more about ProLine Radiant’s professional design/layout services and installation support, as well as ProLine’s free installation training by calling a ProLine radiant heat expert today at 866.676.9276.


ProLine Radiant Floor Heating Solutions

A Wide Variety of Trusted Products

The cooling temperatures are a great incentive to continue to grow your business by installing ProLine radiant heated floors. Loyalty and word of mouth can drive your business, and ProLine products will give you just the reputation you need to continue to build on yours. ProLine floor heating systems are compatible with all standard sub-flooring materials, and offer the premium performance you’d expect from an industry leader. Installation is easy, and once complete, the systems deliver comfortable, even floor heat. And good performance is good for business. (ProLine also offers free installation training.)

Each radiant floor heating job you take on is as unique as the customers you serve. Available on spools or pre-spaced on an adhesive-backed fiberglass mesh, ProLine cable is flexible to meet these demands. Either product can be rolled and cut on site for quick installation, allowing you to tackle challenging, custom-shaped floor-heating projects for your customers with ease.

ProLine floor heating cable can be fitted under just about any flooring surface, and all adjustments of cable spacing (and coverage) can be made onsite. ProLine twin conductor design is matched with premium materials designed to withstand the harshest conditions. It also includes built in ground fault (GFCI) protection and emits no measurable electromagnetic fields (EMF).

ProLine systems also come with a GFCI protected thermostat and strapping to secure and properly space the heating cable. To simplify installation and final hookup, the cable is harnessed with a single lead. And all ProLine cable is UL/CSA approved and is covered by a 10-year manufacturer warranty.

ProLine floor heating mats are simply pre-configured ProLine cable that is pre-spaced in mats for easy installation. They’re compatible with all standard sub-flooring materials, and can be installed directly under tile, natural stone and a variety of hard surfaces. Their low 3/16-inch (3 mm) profile makes these mats great for renovations. They’re also pre-terminated for use with 120V and 240V, and available in various lengths (heating a width of 24-inches).

ProLine thermostats are specifically designed to control electric radiant floor heating systems for maximum comfort and minimum energy consumption. Like spool cable and flooring mats, ProLine thermostats include a Class A GFCI. During conditions that trigger a snow event, an external sensor communicates with the thermostat to turn the cables on or off. Or the thermostat can be configured for control of the floor temperature and regulator without a sensor. The thermostat and GFCI are dual voltage models suitable for 120/240V, 50/60Hz power supplies.

Flexibility and convenience are the hallmark of the ProLine product line. These systems are also matched by outstanding customer support and education available online, and over the phone. ProLine floor heating systems include.

TileHeat – ProLine TileHeat is designed to effectively warm ceramic tile floors. The thin heating cable minimizes floor buildup and is available on spools or pre-spaced in mats for easy “roll out” installation. This system is also effective in heating most other types of floor surfaces.

Installing floor heating cable mats
Radiant floor heating mats being installed to warm a basement floor.

Slab/Storage Heat – The Storage Heat cable is designed for installation in concrete slabs, where it efficiently distributes and stores heat. The cable has a slightly larger diameter than other ProLine floor heating cables, allowing it to be lower in cost and higher in heat output. The cable is installed in the concrete slab below the flooring materials and is most often used in new construction where overall material cost is a primary concern.

FoilHeat – FoilHeat is an ultra thin electric radiant floor heating system designed primarily for use under laminate, engineered wood, glued hardwood and other floating floors. The system is made with fluoropolymer insulated heating cables that are sandwiched between two layers of specially reinforced aluminum foil. FoilHeat mats can be cut and shaped on site to meet the specific requirements of the project.

Call ProLine to learn more about our products and installation support, free training, and professional design and layout services. Call ProLine today at (866.676.9276).