Eastern Controls Thermal Management

From electric heat trace to instrument enclosures, Eastern Controls has the heat management solutions you need to keep your process at optimal and efficient operating levels.

Electrical Heat Trace

Eastern Controls, Inc. is partnered with the leader in electrical heat trace (EHT) technology, nVent Thermal Management, and their top industrial brands, nVent RAYCHEM and nVent TRACER. Our dedicated Thermal Division can assist you with engineering, design, supply, and field service needs you may have to ensure your heat trace protocol is optimized and your process.

Eastern Controls houses the largest inventory of heat trace cabling, controllers, and accessories which amounts to about $1M, and over 45,000 ft. of nVent RAYCHEM cabling, controllers, and other components. This allows us to fulfill any needs you have faster than other suppliers in our region.

Detailed Capabilities

Every aspect of an electric heat trace system must be carefully considered, including the temperature requirements of the protected fluids and the physical characteristics of the equipment.

Heat trace manufacturers publish procedures and diagrams to use as strict guidelines for installation, etc. In cases where these are unavailable, the system installation is up to the discretion and experience of the installing contractor. For these cases, it is best to call upon experts with prior experience with installation best practices.

Eastern Controls offers design and engineering services for all your heat trace needs. We specialize in industrial applications with complete engineering packages that include the heat trace design from customer-provided plans and specifications, heat trace isometric drawing packages, Heat Management System (HMS) panel schedules, and, if requested, supervised installation services.

Eastern Controls partners with various electrical and mechanical contractors in our territory for any installation needs you may have. Eastern Controls will provide Engineering, Procurement, and Construction services and manage the process from the initial design to the start-up and commissioning of your HMS.

For optimal HMS operation, the systems must have:

  • Dry and effective insulation on the heat-traced piping and vessels.
  • A reliable power source.
  • The ability to create heat or have resistance (Ohm’s law).
  • Ground resistance.
  • Watertight power connections and end seal kits are properly installed.

The Eastern Controls Field Services team can perform a plant walk-down to evaluate the heat trace system to identify and troubleshoot any issues. Once we determine the likely cause of any issue(s), we provide recommendations to get your HMS back online.

HMS site audits help identify EHT circuits that aren’t operating as designed and can recommend actions to correct the problem. What’s evaluated in the audit:

  • Electric Heat Trace (EHT) circuit
  • Power and control panel
  • Power communication distribution
  • Insulation system
  • System documentation

Industrial Applications

nVent Industrial Applications Pipe Freeze Protection Offshore Winterization Fuel Leak Detection Storage Tank Insulation Storage Tank Heating Long Pipeline Heating Process Temperature Maintenance Frost Heave Prevention Chemical Leak Detection

nVent Cables, Controls, and Monitoring

XTVR Self-Regulating Heating Cable

nVent RAYCHEM XTVR self-regulating heating cable is designed with longer circuit lengths due to larger cross-section conductors.

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Series Mineral Insulated (MI) Cable

nVent RAYCHEM mineral insulated (MI) series resistance trace heating cables provide freeze protection and process temperature maintenance on pipes/vessels up to 1022 °F.

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Elexant 4010i Heat Trace Controller

nVent RAYCHEM Elexant 4010i Series is a range of compact, full-featured, touchscreen-based, single-point heat-tracing controllers, with ground fault protection.

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Winter Maintenance Checklist

Information & Inquiries

If you'd like to learn more about our thermal management capabilities or are interested in meeting with one of our experts, please reach out to our Thermal Division Manager, Dennis Dougherty:


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