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IEEE 515-2017 IEEE Standard for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Trace Heating for Industrial Applications

Timothy L. O'Hearn, PE

This 8-hour course is concerned with the testing, design, installation, and maintenance of electrical resistance trace heating in general industries as applied to pipelines, vessels, pre-traced and thermally insulated instrument tubing and piping, and mechanical equipment. The electrical resistance trace heating is in the form of series trace heaters, parallel trace heaters, and trace heater pads or panels. The requirements also include test criteria to determine the suitability of these trace heating devices utilized in industrial applications as applied in unclassified (ordinary) locations.

The intent of the course is to have the student read the standard which has the provisions to help ensure that process, fluid, or material temperatures are maintained and provide electrical, thermal, and mechanical durability to the trace heating system, such that in normal use, itís performance is reliable and poses no danger to the users or surroundings. This is a practical way to receive continuing educational credits for reading and understanding the content of this important industry standard.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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