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Steam Tracing | QMax FTS

High Performance Steam Tracing

QMax FTS Gen 2 Heat Tracing Maximizes
the heat input of regular stainless steel or copper tube tracer and offers consistent results. First, QMax transforms the nature of a steam tracer from ineffective convective heat transfer to highly efficient conductive heat transfer. Second, the heating surface area is increased to as much as 2 inches (50mm) using highly-conductive aluminum. A single tracer with the addition of QMax FTS can achieve the same results as multiple tube tracers or even jacketed pipe. This saves time and money on capital projects and reduces long-term maintenance costs.

QMax FTS Offers Consistent Results whether the goal is:
   •    Process Temperature Maintenance
   •    Minimum Pipe Wall Temperature Maintenance
   •    Light-duty Process Heat-Up
   •    Critical Process Freeze Protection

QMax FTS | Steam Tracing
QMax FTS | Steam Tracing

QMax Industries models the thermal characteristics of each application so the results of the QMax FTS system are consistent. The profile of QMax FTS is customized to each individual pipe size and individual tracer size to ensure the best results for each application.

REQUEST A QUOTATION for your application. Fill out our QMax FTS EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE and send the Questionnaire to your representative for individual attention. We treat every application uniquely to offer the right solution for you.

QMax FTS Heat Tracing Technical Specifications:

  • Material: 6063-T6 Aluminum (mill finish)

  • Thermal Conductivity: ~1390 BTU inch/hr ft^2 °F 

  • Maximum Temperature Limitation: 750 °F (399 °C)

  • Weight: ~ 0.60 lb/ft (.89 kg/m) (without tubing, HTC or Banding)

  • Standard tube/pipe sizes: 3/8 inch through 5/8 inch (larger available upon request)

"QMax has supplied a unique heat tracing design that delivers better heat transfer and improves heat tracing benefits when compared to typical installations.  The QMax product is also easy to use and fairly simple to install."
- James Rawson
  Reliability Manager
  Hunt Refining Company
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