Dpstar started with an innovative solution in early 90’s when a self-taught engineer invented the first metal-sheathed resistance heating element.  We do it better, and we’ve been doing it longer than anyone else. It was this then advanced thermal technology that launched an entire industry. That pioneering, innovative spirit continues today. Built on opportunity and innovation, Dpstar has grown to serve an increasing number of global markets and industries. We excel in industries that have high expectations. And we are acknowledged as experts at delivering solutions that exceed specifications, limit risk, and reduce operating costs.  

Our premiere turnkey solutions include full life cycle support—ranging from front-end engineering and installation to maintenance and operation services. Our global experience and office presence in few countries uniquely position us to manage the heat needed for projects of any size and scope. 

5 Ways of Using Heat Tracing

Freeze Protection 

The main purpose of a freeze-protection system is to prevent fluids such as process water, drain water and fire water lines from freezing in pipes. A plant does not necessarily need to be located in the extreme, remote cold regions of the world to experience freezing temperatures. Temperatures can easily drop below 32°F (0°C) overnight and put the process in jeopardy if the pipes are not properly insulated or heat traced. 

Process Temperature Maintenance without Steam Exposure 

With process temperature-maintenance applications, there is usually a need for viscosity control of certain fluids such as fuel oils, acids and fertilizers at higher temperatures beyond freeze-protection applications. These maintain temperature requirements typically range from 140 to 230°F (60 to 110°C). Self-regulating technology can still be used in this case. However, because the maintain temperatures are higher, the heat losses are high in these applications. Hence, it may make more sense to choose a cable that meets the temperature requirement and provides more power output — up to 10, 15 or even 20 W/ft. This will allow users to have fewer runs of cables while producing more heat for your application. 

Process Temperature Maintenance with Steam Exposure 

In many applications, the heat tracing cable is exposed to higher temperatures than the maintain temperature when steam is used to clean the pipes. In other applications, the process normally operates at temperatures higher than the minimum maintain temperature. For all these applications, the cable not only needs to meet the maintain temperature requirements but also the maximum exposure temperature. 

High-Temperature Heat Tracing 

Some applications such as asphalt or bitumen have a requirement for very high maintenance temperatures. Mineral-insulated (MI) technology is well suited for such applications because the cable can withstand maintain temperatures up to 1022°F (550°C) and exposure temperatures up to 1200°F (650°C) or higher. MI construction consists of conductors embedded in a highly dielectric magnesium-oxide insulation surrounded by a seamless metal sheath. This allows the cable to be rugged and to withstand harsh environments and cold climates. 

Long-Line Heating 

Long-line heat tracing applications are required when circuit lengths from 1,000 feet (300 meters) up to several miles are powered from a single power point. They are needed to heat long pipelines for freeze protection or for viscosity control and temperature maintenance of certain fluids. The long-line heat-tracing systems typically are polymer insulated (PI) or mineral insulated (MI) engineered systems. Many variables can be customized to provide the most cost-effective and reliable solution for a specific application. Skin-effect heat-tracing systems (STS) are well suited for extremely long pipelines (up to 25km per power source). 

Successful Stories 

Dpstar offers the industry’s most complete line of heat-tracing product technologies to meet every need for everything from pipe freeze protection to high temperature process maintenance. We provide solutions that cover a wide range of temperature and length requirements for any application. 

End User having problem with Lecithin inside the tank and pipeline, this medium will be hardened when its temperature drops below 50°C and this make this medium cannot flow inside the pipeline system. Dpstar has proposed to install Electrical Heat Tracing (EHT) along the pipeline and tank to maintain the temperature at 50°C so the Lecithin always at its melting point temperature. To maintain the melting point temperature of lecithin at pipeline and tank by install the Electrical Heat Tracing (EHT). This EHT will heat up the pipeline and tank outer skin and maintain the target temperature. 

An electrical heat-tracing system is much more than just the heating cable. Dpstar provides a complete system including the transformer, control and monitoring panels, power connections, heating cable, end terminations, and related accessories. We manage the heat you need – from pipe freeze protection, or process temperature maintenance, to process heat-up applications. 

Item Supplied 

  • Electrical Heat Tracing cables 
  • Junction box c/w thermostat

Our Services

Engineering Design 

Our design services team works as an extension of your business from Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED) study throughout project completion. Our engineers take responsibility to select, design and implement the most effective heat trace system based on your project specifications. Our system design philosophy ensures smooth project operations, minimal budget and on-time schedule.

System Installation 

Dpstar has a specialized team of supervisors to provide supervision and installation works. As specialists, we also provide trainings to clients to understand the heat tracing system and how installation should be done to trace heating effectively.

Troubleshooting & Maintenance

Knowing that each electrical heat tracing system is unique, we provide fully customized after-sales service that caters to your specific system, offering services ranging from spare parts replacement, ad-hoc corrective repairs, to regular checks and scheduled preventive maintenance.

Certified & Qualified Personnel  

Quality and safety are of utmost priority. With over a decade of experience in Electrical Heat Tracing design, installation, inspection, and maintenance, our team of highly qualified supervisors and engineers excel in providing you with uncompromising and cost-effective total solutions for all your trace heating needs.

As an expert in the field of heat tracing with many years of experience and having completed various large-scale projects. Dpstar provides both constant wattage and self-regulating trace heating systems. Get in touch with our friendly electrical heat tracing experts or you can drop us a call find out how we can assist you with your heat tracing needs and install a heat tracing system to help your business objectives today. We hope that you have a better understanding of the various applications for electrical heat tracing. 


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Dpstar Group
No 35, Jalan OP ½, Pusat Perdagangan One Puchong,
Off Jalan Puchong, 47160 Puchong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
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