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PW Pipe Freeze Protection Cable

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PW Pipe freeze protection cable

PW Pipe freeze protection cable

  • Prevents water from freezing in metal or plastic pipes  avoiding the cost and inconvenience of burst pipes
  • Built-in thermostat and pre-terminated power lead with 3 pin plug makes installation simple
  • Suitable for both domestic and commercial applications

Range

Cables

Model

Watts

Heated Length (m)

PW-01

12

1

PW-02

24

2

PW-03

36

3

PW-04

48

4

PW-06

72

6

PW-10

136

10

PW-14

152

14

PW-21

281

21

PW-30

337

30

PW-42

490

42

Accessories

 

Model

Description

PF-L

PF-L

Caution label (10 pack)

PF-T

PF-T

Fixing tape 33m x 19mm

AL-50

AL-50

Aluminium tape 45m x 50mm (for use with plastic pipes)

Technical specification

Voltage: 230V
Output: 12W to 490W depending on model
Thermostat type: bi-metallic
Thermostat switch point: 3°C
Power lead: 1.5m 3 core with 3 pin fused plug
Maximum exposure temperature: 66°C (i.e. do not use with steam cleaned pipes)
Ingress protection: IP66

Features & Benefits

Feature Benefit

10 models from 1m to 42m long

It is easy to find the cable for your application

Built-in thermostat

No external control device required

Pre-terminated with 1.5kW power lead and 3 pin plug

Quick and easy installation

Suitable for both metal and plastic pipes

With correct installation, PW cables will protect plastic pipes without damaging them

Weatherproof to IP66

Perfectly suited to outdoor applications

How it works

PW pre-terminated water pipe freeze protection cables are designed protect water pipes from freezing. 

The cables are taped to the water pipe and switched on and off by the built-in thermostat which is also taped to the pipe surface.  Pipe, cable and thermostat are all covered by suitable insulation.  The pre-terminated 1.5m power lead and 3 pin plug makes connection to the power supply easy.

The heat transfer from the cable through the wall of the pipe is sufficient to keep water in the pipe from freezing.

Controls

PW pre-terminated water pipe freeze protection cables are fitted with a built-in thermostat.  No additional control device is required.

Selection

If you would like the experts at BN Thermic to select a pipe freeze protection system for you, please click here to access our enquiry form.  Simply provide as much information as you have available and we will respond with a detailed proposal.

ENQUIRY FORM

Cable Selection

For pipes up to 50mm diameter PW cables can be installed in a straight line.  Use the following table to select the shortest possible PW cable for the length of pipe.  Where the cable is slightly longer than the pipe, the cable can be wound in a gentle evenly spaced helix.  The cable must never be cut or allowed to touch or cross itself.

 

Model

Watts

Heated Length (m)

PW-01

12

1

PW-02

24

2

PW-03

36

3

PW-04

48

4

PW-06

72

6

PW-10

136

10

PW-14

152

14

PW-21

281

21

PW-30

337

30

PW-42

490

42

Pipe, cable and thermostat must all be covered in a maximum of 20mm flame retardant insulation.

Selection of Ancillary items

PF-T fixing tape

PF-T


Fixing Tape

PF-T fixing tape is supplied in 33m rolls and is ideal for fixing heating cable to the pipe.  We recommend securing the cable at 200mm intervals.

 

AL-50 aluminium tape

PF-T

Aluminium Tape

When heating a plastic pipe, the pipe should be wrapped in aluminium tape before the heating cable is installed.  AL-50 is supplied in 45m x 50mm rolls.

Where PW cables are used with plastic pipe that may be empty, the pipe should be wrapped in a double layer of aluminium tape.  One before the cable is installed and after the cable is installed.  The second layer will cover both pipe and cable.

 

PF-L Warning labels

PF-L

Warning Labels

PF-L warning labels are supplied as a pack of 10 and should be fixed to the outside of the insulation at regular intervals.

 

FST-IN Commercial Frost Thermostat

FST-IN

FST-EX Outdoor Commercial Frost Thermostat

FST-EX

Thermostats

To ensure maximum economy, the use of a frost thermostat is strongly recommended.  Select from the FST-IN for indoor installations and the FST-EX for outdoor installation.

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Glazing

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