What is Heat Transfer Compound?
Heat Transfer Compound is a kind of thermal conductive material designed to improve thermal exchange in heat tracing, heat transfer and other thermal exchange applications. By building low thermal resistant connection between tracer and the process equipment, heat transfer compound can efficiently transfer heat in the most cost effective way. Today heat transfer compound is widely used in many industries.
Why heat transfer compound
1. Improves thermal exchange efficiency
With its high conductivity, heat transfer compound expand heat exchange surface, bond the heat tracer to the pipes or equipments and eliminates the air voids in between. So, heat can be transferred directly to the process equipment at a rate of up to 10 times that of air heat transfer rates. Utilizing heat transfer compound can easily maximize heat transfer performance and energy efficiency.
2. Makes thermal exchange more even.
Given the high level of thermal conductivity, the heat transfer compound can evenly bring heat to the bonding surface, thus, can eliminate the risk of partially overheating and reduce the temperature difference within the pipe or process equipment in high temperature tracing application.
3. Simplify the heat exchange process and reduces overall cost.
In fact, one tracer installed with heat transfer compound will deliver the equivalent heat of at least three bare tracers. It will significantly reduce the overall cost of a tracer system. Especially, for a system that requires elevated temperature ( ³150℃)