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traço elétrico resistivo ou vapor

English translation: electrical resistance or steam heat tracing/trace heating

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21:35 Apr 6, 2008
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial / Piping systems
Portuguese term or phrase: traço elétrico resistivo ou vapor
I think this is some kind of pipe heating system which compensates for heat loss through thermic isolation - the context is a tech specification for bids to install industrial plumbing and pipework.
Mark Thompson
Brazil
Local time: 01:53
English translation:electrical resistance or steam heat tracing/trace heating
Explanation:
I believe heat tracing and trace heating are used interchangeably, but the former is more popular. It's a technique to maintain temperatures in pipes--either an electrical element that runs the length of the pipe (electrical resistance trace heating, or simply electric heat tracing) or small steam pipe that runs down the same path.
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Kathryn Litherland
United States
Local time: 00:53
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5 +2electrical resistance or steam heat tracing/trace heating
Kathryn Litherland


  

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electrical resistance or steam heat tracing/trace heating


Explanation:
I believe heat tracing and trace heating are used interchangeably, but the former is more popular. It's a technique to maintain temperatures in pipes--either an electrical element that runs the length of the pipe (electrical resistance trace heating, or simply electric heat tracing) or small steam pipe that runs down the same path.

Kathryn Litherland
United States
Local time: 00:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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