IPS is a constant wattage heating tape that can be used for freeze protection or maintenance of process temperatures in pipework and vessels. It can be cut-to-length at site and can replace mineral insulated (MI) cables for applications where the cut-to-length feature or field fabricated heating cable is preferred. IPS is approved for use in non-hazardous, and hazardous areas to world-wide standards. Because of the special construction with “heating zones no
additional cold lead is needed. From cut point to the next heating wire bonding point the heating cable remains cold and serves as cold lead. The installation of IPS heating tape is quick and simple and requires few special skills or tools. Termination and power connection components are all provided in convenient kits. IPS is jacketted in a continuous aluminium extrusion for maximum mechanical strength, even after severe process upsets.