ChromaTrace 2.0 software for designing electrical heat trace systems allows to specify heat trace cable for applications such as freeze protection and process temperature maintenance...
This software for designing electrical heat trace systems allows to specify heat trace cable for applications such as freeze protection and process temperature maintenance. The software automatically generates a complete bill of materials with exact quantities and part numbers of the equipment needed as well as on-screen product data sheets and manufacturer's cross-reference guidelines for reference.
The types of products covered are self-regulating cable, mineral insulated cable, constant wattage cable, roof and gutter de-icing cable, single point on/off controls, multi-loop PID controllers and connection accessories. For a solution search, the software's "What-If" analysis allows a to determine, for example, whether to use a constant-wattage or self-regulated cable and what would happen with a different control scheme.
Software features include IEEE-compliant heat trace calculations for pipes and tanks, a cable and accessory selection guide, as well as control design procedures. Control can be either local or remote, with the option of specifying temperature and power control panels for centralized installations. Project management features include control of multiple drawings for several projects, whether they are entire stadiums, plants or commercial buildings. Moreover, the software it tracks which pipes are freeze-protected in specified areas of a building and the electrical loads they carry. The user can instantly view on-screen information about each kind of pipe and tank using heat trace, and create detailed reports.
Chromalox Precision Heat and Control, 701 Alpha Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Tel: 412-967-3803; Fax: 412-967-5148.