Thermoval product catalog
2022

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Thermoval product catalog
2022

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convenience
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smart mechanism

Characteristics of anti-icing systems

Anti-icing systems, as the name suggests, are useful in winter. An anti-icing system can be applied to avoid problems with constant desnowing of driveways and steps. Electrical heating of the subfloor to remove snow and ice from it is a more convenient way than time-consuming and tiring manual desnowing, and safer for the environment than chemical defrosting mixtures.

Meanwhile taps, pipes and gutters can be protected from freezing in winter by using anti-icing kits consisting of a heating cable, temperature sensor and power lead.

Anti-icing systems

Why use anti-icing systems?

The principle under which anti-icing systems operate and matters connected with their assembly differ little from underfloor heating, apart from the anti-icing systems being installed on the outside of a building. This type of installation is created using heating mats and leads arranged under the surface.

In the case of cables for protecting pipes against freezing, the matter is simple – all it takes is to connect the apparatus to a power source. This is a modern solution which makes the problem of freezing over non-existent.

Advantages of anti-icing systems

The anti-icing system is a smart solution and only works when needed, in other words when encountering snowfalls, low temperature and humidity. Special sensors connected to humidity regulators detect conditions in which it is necessary for the system to activate.

The same applies to heating cables for protecting pipes against freezing – the inbuilt thermal sensor means there is no need to worry about attaching or detaching the heating cable from the mains, everything is done automatically.

Use

Anti-icing systems can be applied in many places, such as outdoor taps, pipes and steps, driveways and roofs, where it is particularly important for water flow in gutters and run-off pipes to be as uninhibited as possible. Such solutions are also applied in the case of pavements, car parks and even access roads. It may happen that with larger urban projects, anti-icing systems are also used on bridges or pedestrian footbridges.

Anti-icing systems