An interactive website is designed to simplify and accelerate the specification of industrial heat tracing products from Nelson Heat Trace, Rosemount, Ill.

Nelson Heat Trace Designer, offered at, is intended for the design of industrial piping, tank and vessel heating systems. Once a project is entered, it is configurable by either an individual user or a workgroup. Data can be shared for in-progress and completed projects, eliminating duplication of effort. Importing of project information supplied by customer-generated spreadsheets and database files is also supported.

The online tool is hosted on Emerson's secure network and requires email verification to gain access to the password-protected site. It is intended for engineers, maintenance groups, sales engineers and distributors.