Non-hardening TRACIT-1000 heat transfer compound was designed for use on externally cooled tanks and vessels. This product is applied to plate or clamp-on coils before installation on the tank. TRACIT-1000 eliminates the air voids that exist between the coil and vessel wall, transferring heat far more efficiently by means of conduction. Plate-type coils installed with TRACIT-1000 experience up to a tenfold increase in heat transfer rates.
TRACIT-1000 is non-setting and can be easily removed from installations. This mastic maintains excellent surface contact during expansion and contraction cycles. TRACIT-1000 heat transfer mastic is water-resistant and does not have to be protected from moisture or rain.
Maximum usage temperature: 300°F (150°C)
Minimum usage temperature: -116°F (-80°C)
Minimum application temperature: 5°F (15°C)
Heat transfer coefficient, Ut, heat source to vessel wall: 20-40 Btu/hr•°F•ft2 (114-227 w/m2•°C)
Curing: None required.
Shelf life: Indefinite. Keep container lid sealed tightly when not in use.
Coverage rates: 12 ft.²/gallon (1/8" thick), 6 ft.² /gallon (1/4" thick)
Container sizes: Caulk gun cartridges (10 or 32 oz), 5-gallon pail, 1-gallon pail, quart and pint cans. Also available in 55-gallon drums for pumping applications.
No premixing or curing required. Using a hand trowel, apply a thin layer (1/8"-1/4") to mechanically mounted surfaces (such as clamp-on coils) to fill in air gaps to ensure contact with heating source. If installing in a cold environment, product may be warmed up to 80°F for lower viscosity and easier application. Product may be applied over existing coatings, although excessive surface dirt and rust should be removed for ideal performance.
TRACIT-1000 heat transfer cement will act as a corrosion barrier.
TRACIT-1000 should not be exposed to open flames or strong oxidizing agents. If removal is necessary, scrape off using a hand trowel and an industrial degreasing agent.
Wear protective gloves and glasses when handling.
An overview of the benefits of using Tracit heat transfer cements on externally heated/cooled systems. Includes installation demo.