Typically people consider using electric impedance pipe heating (IPH) for fluids and often times that is their first application.  However, electric impedance pipe heating is not limited to fluids, it can be used effectively to heat gas and vapor phase products as well.

Previous articles have focused on specific applications for impedance pipe heating.  One addressed a common use of electric impedance pipe heating for the maintenance of shortening temperature in a food manufacturing plant (See Impedance Heating System Application).  The other application demonstrated the versatility of impedance pipe heating as it was designed to connect to different sizes and lengths of pipe on a specially engineered trailer for use unloading asphalt in a shipyard.  (See IPH System Solves Application Challenge)

While impedance heating is an appropriate method to maintain and heat pipes, it is not always the best option.  So how do you know when to consider and apply impedance pipe heating?  Here are five areas where impedance heating is always an excellent choice:

Over the last several newsletters, we have addressed a variety of topics on many different aspects of an impedance system.  We have seen how it works, examined the different components of a system, and looked at the maintenance requirements.  Now, we will look at a practical application of an impedance system, and the benefits of impedance heating over other methods.