BARTEC MSB: Electric Trace Heating

Press release   •   May 10, 2012 12:55 UTC

BARTEC has completed its portfolio of heating cables for electric trace heating: the newly developed, self-limiting MSB heating cables close the gap between the self-limiting PSB and HSB heating cables that are currently available. They are suitable for use in the T4 temperature class (94/9/EC) and are heat resistant up to 150 °C. For safety reasons, the heating cables are approved for maximum operating temperatures of +110 °C when on and +130 °C when off.

In a first for heating cables, the insulation (both protective jackets) of MSB heating cables do entirely without fluorinated plastics. They are completely halogen-free, releasing no toxic or caustic gases in a fire or after disposal. Thanks to the TPC sheathing, the heating cables are resistant to corrosion and the chemical effects of oils, lubricants and virtually all chemicals. In contrast to standard fluoropolymer heating cables, the investment costs are considerably lower in an MSB heating circuit.

In addition to the heating cables, BARTEC also offers the compatible connection technology for installing complete heating circuits certified in accordance with IEC and EN 60079-30-1. Due to the variations and combinations available with this type-tested and approved heating system, individual, on-site inspections are no longer necessary.

BARTEC is a leading global provider of explosion protection. Its international customers mainly include companies from the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries and from the field of energy. In the context of the strategic further development of the group, the focus is on the key areas of innovation and globalisation: The goal of the "BARTEC goes mobile" strategy is to release a wide range of explosion-proof tablets, smartphones and cameras as well as the associated software integration in order to provide the best possible service to the future market of mobile solutions for use in hazardous areas. In addition, BARTEC is focusing on consistent internationalisation and on the systematic expansion of its international network, which currently comprises a global network of 14 production locations, over 60 sales units and around 50 international trading partners.