Banner-Day Pipe Heating


The transformer is the heart of an impedance pipe heating system. In this article we will review the options, features, and benefits of Banner-Day’s custom designed solution for this critical component.

Banner-Day transformers are engineered for each impedance pipe heating system’s conditions of service. Isolation transformers have primary and secondary windings that are physically separated from each other.

Impedance pipe heating systems are, in general, very simple. That’s one of their huge advantages over competing technologies such as steam jacketing and heat trace cable. As with so many things in life, though, “the Devil is in the details,” as they say.

In this article, we’re going to focus on the details of a quality control system: what technologies are typically involved and what are typical customer options.

When it comes to impedance systems, there are some design parameters which are dictated by the application. For example: Where do you put your isolation? How much power do you need to put into the pipe? 

The three basic system components of impedance pipe heating are isolation, power and control. 

In past issues, we have most often presented applications for impedance pipe heating and how it is being used throughout industry today. With this issue we step back and review the primary components of an impedance pipe heating (IPH) system.