Heat tracing cable users can design and specify heat trace cable for freeze protection and process temperature maintenance applications using free software from Chromalox, Pittsburgh.
Available as a free download from its web site (www.chromaloxheating.com) or on a CD-ROM for PCs, ChromaTrace 2.0 allows users to design and specify heat tracing cable. Products covered include self-regulating, mineral-insulated and constant-wattage heat tracing, single-point on/off controls, multiloop PID controllers and connection accessories.
The software includes IEEE-compliant heat trace calculations for pipes and tanks and a cable and accessory selection guide. Its control design procedures allow control to be managed locally or remotely, and centralized installations can be temperature specified.