TRACIT-300 heat transfer compound (cement) hardens when cured. This product is recommended for use on steam, hot oil, and glycol heat tracing (tubing) installations where the upper temperature limit will not exceed 750°F (400°C).
TRACIT-300 is used for high temperature process maintenance and freeze protection on straight run piping, valves, elbows, pumps, and flanges. This compound forms a highly conductive bond between the heater and process line. A single heat trace line installed with TRACIT-300 is equal to 3+ bare tracers.
TRACIT-300 is also used with heating jackets, and with plate-type coil applications exceeding the temperature limits of our non-hardening compounds.
Maximum usage temperature: 750°F (400°C)
Minimum usage temperature: -320°F (-196°C)
Minimum installation temperature: 32°F (0°C)
Heat transfer coefficient, Ut, heat source (tracer) to pipe wall: 20-40 Btu/hr•°F•ft2 (114-227 w/m2•°C)
Bonding strength: 200-275 lbs/in2
Harmful vapors: None
Shelf life: 1 year (or longer) in unopened can, depending on ambient storage conditions. Tracit-300 is serviceable as long as it is moist and adheres to contact surface.
Net weight: 14 lbs (6.4 kg)/gallon
Stock 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.
TRACIT-300WW should be requested when lower viscosity is required.
TRACIT-600A is recommended for process temperatures exceeding 750°F.
Tracit-300 is slightly alkaline. Wear protective gloves and glasses when handling. Chemax CC Channels are recommended for use on straight tracing for faster installation, weather protection, and less wasted material.
It is optimal to remove loose paint, rust, scale, grease, etc. with wire brush before applying Tracit. Using a brick trowel, apply a thin layer (1/8"-1/4") between pipe line tracer and process pipe. Tracit-300 should fill in the air voids between the tracer and pipe. For maximum heat transfer, cover the top of the tracer, fully encasing it in the Tracit-300. A small amount of water (one ounce per gallon) may be mixed into the Tracit-300 if it has become too thick for application.
Cure Tracit-300 by heating at low temperatures (under 200°F) for 4-10 hours. If unable to utilize system heat for curing, allow the Tracit-300 to air-dry (above 32°F) for 24 hours. If application thickness exceeds an inch, apply compound in one-inch layers to reduce sagging. Allow Tracit-300 to cure between layer applications. No curing required when installing with Chemax CC1 Channels or with plate-type coil applications.
When applying inside heating jackets, follow manufacturer's installation instructions.
Protect TRACIT-300 from moisture during installation. Do not expose to acid.
Store at room temperature. Keep lid sealed tightly when not in use. If Tracit-300 has frozen, thaw before use. Use water or a putty knife for cleanup/removal.