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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 bl...

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....

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 ca...

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 t...

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:

  • freez...

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...

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 fill...

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 pa...

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....

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...

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