Omschrijving / Description

This course is intended more as an installation training and has been developed through a partnership of OOI with various manufacturers/suppliers, namely: Bartec, Raychem, Thermon, Webheat and Huikeshoven.

The aim of installing electrical tracing is to limit the heat loss of the medium as much as possible and can keep a piping system within a temperature range in a controlled way.

Resultaat / Result

The aim of this installation training is to broaden your theoretical knowledge of the possibilities of electrical tracing and to learn in practice how to install electric tracing cable in a responsible way according to the regulations of the manufacturers/suppliers on straight pipes as well as on bends and appendages.

Doelgroep / Audience

Insulation installers with some experience and a sense of responsibility.

Inhoud / Content

Electrical tracing is installed in combination with pipe insulation. Where can you find traced pipes?
Non-residential buildings:
(Water) pipes (car parks, outside on roofs, etc.)
Rainwater and waste water drainage pipes
Grease pipes (kitchens)
Water pipes (outside, sheds, etc.)
Process pipes, higher temperatures
In some cases explosion-proof (ATEX) > specialised
There are many different types of tracing cables/systems. In this training we will limit the practical assignments to the self-limiting cables. Other possibilities are discussed in the theoretical part.

The course consists of a theoretical and a practical part::

    Explanation of theory, with a PowerPoint presentation, covering:

    • The various systems
    • Structure of the tracing cables
    • What is ATEX?
    • Installing
    • Storage
    • Checking
    • Examples of good and bad installation work
    • Test of theoretical knowledge

    Applying electric tracing system in practice to dummies;

    • Installing electric tracing from different manufacturers
    • Taping/fixing tracing cables
    • Installing tracing cables correctly on straight pipes, bends and appendages
    • Determining the correct length needed


Examen / Exam

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of participation from OOI, OOI, Bartec, Raychem, Thermon, Webheat and Huikeshoven.

Vooropleiding / Pre-training

Some work experience in insulation is required.


The course dates vary, and will be scheduled in mutual consultation. The course is given at the OOI training centre.


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