The Patented* Design of QMax FTS 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 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.

Advantages of QMax Heating Jackets over wrapping tube tracing around the component:

  • Less Installation Time

  • Reusable Jacket

  • Covers entire component including flanges which are Heat Sinks

  • Consistent Performance

Advantages of QMax Heating Jackets over Weld-On or Integrally Cast Heating Jackets:

  • Lower Installed Cost

  • Reusable Jacket

  • Covers entire component including flanges which are Heat Sinks

  • Cross-Contamination Risk is eliminated since the Metallurgy of the jacket is independent of component

 

QMax FHJ Technical Specifications:

  • Body Material: A319 Cast Aluminum

  • Thermal Conductivity: ~754 BTU/hr ft^2 F (~109 W/m-K)

  • Maximum Temperature: 750 F (399 C)

  • Pressurized Material: Stainless Steel (others available)

  • Standard Rating: 150 psig at 400 F (call for higher ratings)

  • Standard Connection Type: 1/2 inch SS Tubing (Many other connection types available)