This standard provides test criteria to determine the suitability of heating devices and fittings that are used for commercial applications. The standard also includes detailed recommendations for the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical resistance trace heating in these applications. Commercial applications include installations both inside and outside commercial business buildings, such as office buildings, hospitals, and airports. Typical applications include freeze protection of water pipes; temperature maintenance of hot water piping and other lines and tubing; protection of sprinkler systems; roof, gutter, and pavement deicing; and other applications as shown in Table 1 in 4.1. For commercial applications involving hazardous (classified) locations refer to IEC/ IEEE 60079-30-1 as well as any other applicable codes and standards.
Working Group Details
- IEEE Industry Applications Society
- Sponsor Committee
- IAS/PCI - Petroleum and Chemical Industry
- Working Group
515.1_WG - Working Group for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Heat Tracing for Commercial Applications
- IEEE Program Manager
- Patricia Roder
- Working Group Chair
- John Turner
IEEE Standard for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Trace Heating for Commercial Applications
Specific test requirements for qualifying electrical resistance trace heating for commercial service are provided in this standard. A basis for electrical and thermal design is included, heating device characteristics are addressed, and installation and maintenance requirements are detailed. Recommendations and requirements for unclassified heating device applications are provided.