It is predicted that the UK will be subjected to sub-zero temperatures once again this winter, so it is important to think about the critical pipes on site that could be easily damaged by freezing. One way of protecting pipes is through the use of Spelsberg’s recently introduced HT range of thermostats for industrial process applications.

The thermostats are designed for harsh environments and have operating temperature controls ranging from 0-40°C, 30-120°C, 35-210°C and 50-320°C. The lower temperature range is a suitable solution for frost protection for water systems and other critical liquid applications.

The thermostats come ready encased in one of Spelsberg’s IP66 protected TK enclosures, and are delivered ready assembled, so are protected from ingress and severe weather. A clamping gland protects the seal through which the probe enters the enclosure. Once delivered, the thermostats simply need to be integrated into the trace heating system, providing an active frost protection solution.

Chris Lloyd, sales and marketing manager for Spelsberg said: “Last winter saw many industrial and residential premises suffer damaged pipes after the unprecedented cold; with similar weather set to return, now really is the best time to ensure your pipes are protected.”