TRACIT-600A high temperature heat transfer compound (cement) hardens when cured. This product is recommended for use on steam or electric tracing (tubing) attached to process pipes where the temperature will exceed 750°F. Also used for high-temperature applications such as ring heaters, strip heaters on tanks, electric platen heaters, and heat exchangers.
Maximum usage temperature: 1250°F (675°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
Nominal electrical resistivity: 0.365 ohms-inch (0.927 ohms-cm)
Shelf life: 1.5 years in unopened can. Keep lid sealed tightly when not in use. Store at room temperature. Tracit-600A is serviceable as long as it is moist and adheres to contact surface.
Container sizes: 5-gallon can, 1-gallon can, quart can, pint can, 10 or 32 oz. caulk cartridge, 55-
Tracit-600A 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-600A. Using a brick (mortar) trowel, apply a thin layer (1/4") onto pipe line tracer, fully encasing it in the Tracit-600A. For non-tracing applications, consult system manufacturer for further instructions.
Cure Tracit-600A by heating for 12-24 hours at 180°F to 212°F (82°C-100°C), or air-drying above 32°F until Tracit-600A has fully hardened. If application thickness exceeds an inch, apply compound in one-inch layers to reduce sagging. Allow Tracit-600A to cure between layer applications. No curing required when installing with Chemax CC Channels or with plate-type coil applications.
Protect TRACIT-600A from moisture during installation. Do not expose to acid. May be removed using water.
Store at room temperature. Keep lid sealed tightly when not in use. If Tracit-600A has frozen, thaw before use. A small amount of water (one ounce per gallon) may be mixed into the Tracit-600A if it has become too thick for application.