IEEE/CSA Standard for Skin Effect Trace Heating of Pipelines, Vessels, Equipment, and Structures - Application Guide for Design, Installation, Testing, Commissioning, and Maintenance
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This standard provides for the application of skin effect trace heating systems for pipes, vessels, and structures. It provides recommendations for design, installation, maintenance, and repair of these systems in general industry for ordinary locations, as well as in hazardous areas with potentially explosive atmospheres.
This standard, when used with other recognized codes and standards, is intended to cover skin effect trace heating systems in their entirety, including system design, specifications, installation, operation, testing, commissioning, and maintenance. This standard also addresses the following associated systems that are important to the performance of skin effect trace heating systems:
a) Thermal insulation systems;
b) Electric power supply systems;
c) Electric grounding systems; and
d) Control and monitoring systems.
This standard is intended to aid the user in specifying, installing, operating, testing during commissioning, and maintaining skin effect trace heating systems that
a) Maintain design temperature;
b) Provide electrical, thermal, and mechanical durability and reliability; and
c) Reduce hazards to the user and the surroundings. Design information, selection parameters, and data in this standard are not intended to provide a complete design primer for skin effect trace heating systems. The information presented provides guidelines for
- Selecting the optimum skin effect trace heating system design;
- Establishing design criteria and constraints for the heated pipeline, vessels, or structures to ensure system compatibility;
- Preparing specifications to obtain quotations for skin effect trace heating systems; and
- Developing information on installation, operation, testing, commissioning, and maintenance of the skin effect trace heating system.