Heat Transfer Cement

Hi-Temp Heat Transfer Compound, Hardening

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.

Technical Specifications

Minimum installation temperature: 32°F (0°C)

Maximum usage temperature: 1250°F (675°C)

Minimum usage temperature: -300°F (-182°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 

Water-soluble: Yes

Harmful vapors: None

Shelf life: 1 year (or longer) in unopened can, depending on ambient storage conditions. Tracit-600A 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.

Coverage Rates

  • 30 linear feet per gallon when applied to 1/2" O.D. tracing at 1/8" thickness.
  • Flat surface (plate coil) coverage rate is 12 sq. ft. per gallon at 1/8" thickness. 

Installation Instructions

Heat Tracing: Using a pointing trowel, apply a thin layer (1/8"-1/4") between pipe line tracer and process pipe. Tracit-600A 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-600A. Use Chemax CC1 Channels for quicker installation, weather protection, and less wasted material. It is optimal to remove loose paint, rust, scale, grease, etc. with wire brush before applying Tracit.

Cure Tracit-600A by air-drying (above 32°F) until hardened. Curing may be expedited by heating at low temperatures (under 200°F) for 4-10 hours. 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 CC1 Channels or with plate-type coil applications. 

Protect TRACIT-600A from moisture during installation. Do not expose to acid. 

Store at room temperature. Keep lid sealed tightly when not in use. If Tracit-600A has frozen, thaw before use. Use water or a putty knife for cleanup/removal.

Wear protective gloves and glasses when handling.