Pipe Heat Trace Cable Calculator

Heat tracing on a pipe is most efficient when the pipe is properly insulated. The heat loss from a pipe depends on the pipe size, external insulation type, thickness of the insulation, and overall temperature gradient. For any heat tracing application, use this calculator to first determine the expected heat loss.

Heat tracing can then be applied to the insulated pipe to offset the expected heat loss. Heat trace must be wired appropriately and as per manufacturer instructions.

Actual OD: .54 in.
Wattage Losses per Foot of Pipe (W/ft)
Insulation thickness → 1" 1.5" 2" 2.5" 3"
Fiberglass - - - - -
(1) All information is provided in good faith. Punchlist Zero accepts no liability for damages of any kind, directly or indirectly caused by the use of this calculator.
(2) This calculator is brought to you courtesy of HCThermal. For inquires relating to heat tracing, please contact sales@hcthermal.com.