NEW ZEALAND'S

PIPE, TANK & INDUSTRIAL 

HEATING SPECIALISTS

COVID-19 STATUS:

BUSINESS AS USUAL

During alert level 4 in New Zealand, VMS Heat Tracing will be working remotely and in isolation and will be fulfilling orders as usual.

We are considered an essential service as we supply essential industries including food and medical services. Couriers are also considered an essential service and will continue to run at this stage. They have comprehensive plans in place to ensure the health and safety of all people. Orders will be tracked and you can contact Vaughan with any questions on 021 401 444.

 

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

System Advice
& Design

With over 18 years heat tracing experience in New Zealand we specialise in:

  • Oil refineries

  • Bitumen plants

  • Dairy factories

  • Food processing plants 

  • Greasy waste lines

  • Residential hot water systems

Find out more here.

Heat Tracing
Cables & Accessories

Thermon are a world leader in heat tracing products and VMS are proud to be the exclusive Thermon New Zealand distributor.

 

We offer unrivalled pricing and technical expertise for the full Thermon range. 

To view the range click here

Custom Heated
Soft Covers

Made-to-order soft covers are designed to maintain temperatures on a range of items including:

  • Drums

  • Gas bottles 

  • IBC containers 

  • Pumps

  • Any application that needs a removable heated cover

Find out about our soft covers here.

ABOUT

Our clients trust us to maintain temperatures in a range of environments. From frost protection in the deep south to heating pipes and tanks across the country, VMS Heat Tracing have the expertise to provide you with the right advice for your industry. 

We are the exclusive distributor of Thermon heat tracing products in New Zealand. Thermon are a world leader in heat tracing cables, thermostats and accessories for a broad range of heating applications. 

We have a large range of products in stock and will respond quickly to meet your heat tracing needs. 

 

ABOUT

Our clients trust us to maintain temperatures in a range of environments. From frost protection in the deep south to heating pipes and tanks across the country, VMS Heat Tracing have the expertise to provide you with the right advice for your industry. 

We are the exclusive distributor of Thermon heat tracing products in New Zealand. Thermon are a world leader in heat tracing cables, thermostats and accessories for a broad range of heating applications. 

We have a large range of products in stock and will respond quickly to meet your heat tracing needs. 

BLOG: HEAT TRACING

IN NEW ZEALAND

November 15, 2017


Heat tracing for condensation prevention in milk powder

Heat trace can be applied onto any surface that has milk powder on it to prevent condensation from forming on the inside of the pipe or tank. This is to stop the milk powder from sticking, degrading and causing blockages on your production line. We can use many different cables for this application and the cable type used depends on hazardous area rating (e.g. Zone 20 / 2...

October 9, 2017

Typically milk fats are maintained between 40 and 60 degrees Celsius. The critical difference between this and caustic - from a heating stand point - is that this will be frequently CIP cleaned. Because of this cleaning we must use a different heat trace cable.

Remember that self-regulating (heat cable, heat tape) heat trace is set out in families and they can maintain and with stand different temperatures. So we need...

September 18, 2017

Thermon heat tracing in dairy factories can be split into three separate parts:

1. Caustic lines and tanks;

2. Milk fats then;

3. Other applications including frost protection/freezer applications/fly ash hoppers.

Our first blog will cover heat tracing caustic lines and caustic tanks in dairy factories. 

We typically design Thermon heat tracing for caustic lines to maintain 25deg.C. We always use a fluoropolymer over jacketed...

September 1, 2017

First and foremost, ensure that you install cables in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. Click here for a copy of the Thermon installation instructions.

All the Thermon heat tracing cables have an earth braid (the metallic braid on the outside of the heat trace cable). This is not mechanical protection. Instead it is so the heat trace can have adequate earth protection. All our heat trace cable has this - we do not...

August 7, 2017

Customers often ask us "can we heat trace plastic pipes?" 

The answer is yes you can heat trace plastic pipes! By plastic piping, we mean any polymer piping (non-metallic).

The typical applications where you might want to heat trace plastic piping includes:

  • freezing pipes/frozen pipes (frost protection)

  • hot water maintenance

  • greasy waste (trade waste) pipe lines.

For the applications above there are mostly no...

July 24, 2017

Frozen household water pipes can be an expensive and messy problem that can be prevented by installing heat trace on your pipes.

With the cold temperatures across New Zealand, we have had customers calling to find out about heat tracing their pipes. We recently helped a customer in the South Island prevent her water valves from bursting after freezing. For her situation, here is the advice we gave:

What do we use? 

We recommend u...

July 19, 2017

VMS Heat Tracing Supplies heat trace for fire sprinkler systems across New Zealand. These are especially needed in the South Island and the Central North Island where the water has the potential to freeze.

In the South Island it is becoming mandatory for water filled systems to have some form of frost protection on them.

Recently we supplied Thermon heat tracing for a fire sprinkler system in the Mount Cook region where the...

July 4, 2017


We use a product called HSX (warm trace) to heat greasy waste lines. Typically they need to be maintained between 40-45 degrees. 

HSX warm trace has been developed to maintain hot water pipelines at 45, 50 and 60 degrees. It's Thermon's only cable built within tight parameters for specific applications. HSX series heat trace cable has been designed and built with plumbers in mind.

Warm trace in conjunction with insulation to ma...

July 4, 2017


Do you need to maintain a temperature on an unusual item? Our heated soft covers are used for general warming, heating or to maintain elevated temperatures. They are also used to prevent condensation in hoppers and cones to stop product from sticking inside.

Uses include:

- IBC container heaters

- IBC container warmers

- Drum warmers

- Drum heaters

- Heated covers for pumps

- Heated covers for valves

- Heated...

June 21, 2017

Both the Central North Island and the South Island of New Zealand have temperatures cold enough to freeze pipes in winter. In extreme cases, pipes have the potential to burst due to frozen water expansion. 

Heat trace can be used to prevent the water from freezing in pipes and is a very basic and easy application for frost protection. 

Frost protection heat trace for small diameter piping is stocked in many e...

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CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or advice,

please call: (09) 473 2119 or fill out the following form:

Head Office

Unit B6, 13 Lovell Court

Rosedale, Auckland

New Zealand

Visitation by appointment only.

 

vaughan@vmsheat-tracing.co.nz

Tel: (09) 473 2119

Mob: 021 401 444

Employment

To apply for a job with VMS Heat Tracing, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to vaughan@vmsheat-tracing.co.nz

 

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