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
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. Also available in 55-gallon drums for pumping applications.
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. Using a brick 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. A small amount of water (one ounce per gallon) may be mixed into the Tracit-600A if it has become too thick for application.
Cure Tracit-600A by heating at low temperatures (under 200°F) for 4-10 hours. If unable to utilize system heat for curing, allow the Tracit-600A 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-600A 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-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.