Modern processes and technological advances led to an increase in the number of companies involved in the manufacture, design or installation of electric trace heating systems around the world.
A need arose for an organization to represent the industry and promote the correct use of Electric Trace Heating.This organisation is called ETHIC – The Electric Trace Heating Industry Council.
The major objective of ETHIC is to act in the interests of the Electric Trace Heating Industry and its customers
To do this it will endeavour:-
When designing and installing an electrical trace heating system, we must adhere to the standards placed upon us. Any system from it's early concept through to handover and operation must consider the following;
In this website we lay down some basic guidelines which should make you aware of the relevant standards and a brief overview of the various considerations required when considering the design of an electrical heat tracing system.
To take this understanding further, ETHIC provide on-line heat tracing Design Courses which will further increase this knowledge and train an engineer or designer to become fully aware of all aspects of heat tracing design.