Case Studies

Given the fact that a technical productdatasheet gives merely a statique image , we would also like to give you a clearer view on the application possibilities via our realized projects. You will notice that our solutions are operative in numerous sectors and for a variety of projects. Couldn’t find a project similar to yours? Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will certainly be able to work out a solution for you.

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1000 heating mats per year

We deliver 1000 aluminum heating mats per year at a butter producing company. These mats supply 1400W at 230V and are used to heat up IBC containers.

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Aluminum cast heater type DBH

DIRAC has developed and delivered a cast heater suitable for heating up a N2 gas flow.
The cast heater is in the first place developed to heat up seal gas at high pressures and low flow rates.

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Automatic car wash

For the heating of demineralized water, for use in automatic car wash at the site of a car manufacturer, we installed a circulation heater of 80kW working on 3x400V.

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Court of justice in Antwerp

To prevent cars from slipping down the ramps of this parking garage, we used SiPCP heating cable which was attaced to chicken wire and the casted in the concreet ramp.

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Driveway heating private practice doctor

At a doctors private practice, the driveway has been traced with ramp heating

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Driveway heating private residence

To keep the entrance of this private residence accessible during winter time, we installed 4 heated drive lanes.

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Dry sand paint on wall panels

To dry sand paint on wall panels, we used an infrared drying oven.

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Frost protection stairways

In order to keep the stairways of subways frost free, our customer installed electrical heating cables.

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Heat tracing of a bunker

Heat tracing of a bunker with the purpose of keeping it frost-free.

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Heated table for drying of glue

For a producer of insulating material, there was a need for heating in his production process to optimize the attachment process of a foil to the insulation.

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Heated wheel tracks in asphalt

For a waste management company we have equipped the driveway towards the weighbridge with MI heating cable.

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Heating a reactor vessel

To get a temperature of more than 400°C in a reactor vessel, in the shortest time period possible, we designed a solution with heating collars.

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Heating in lanes

For this driveway we worked with 2 heated lanes. 5,2kW per lane has been installed.

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Heating inside building

To be able to maintain a pleasant temperature in an electrical powerplant during shut down, we installed 2 groups of 200 kW electrical circulation heaters.

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Heating of process pipe with RP elements

For the heating of a process pipe, we have applied RP heating elements on high load with heat-resistant paste.

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Heating railroad switch

Infrabel (the Belgium Railways) is a DIRAC Industries customer for more than 30 years now. The renewed 4-yearly contract confirms Infrabel’s confidance in the years of experience built up by DIRAC Industries.

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Heating ramp for 3 parking levels

4 drive lanes had to be placed on the ramp for 3 parking levels.

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Heating reactor vessel with heating collars

To heat up this reactor vessel to 200°C in a short time, we applied a solution with heating collars.

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Industrial insulated heating batterie of 270 kW

This industrial insulated heating batterie of 270kW was built to warm up large storage silos in the port of Antwerp, in order to keep the products free of ambient air condensation.

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IR thermography of driveway

DIRAC Industries also specializes in detecting and repairing defect driveway heating systems. This is done by means of IR thermography.

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Laboratory installation for PU foam

In order to keep aluminum plates from a laboratory installation at a temperature of 50°C, we used 8 silicone mats.

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MI tracing on Denox installation

The mineral insulated heating cable is fixed with straps and covered with aluminium for a good dissipation of the heat and a good support of the insulation.

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Microbrewery project

Five students academical master in industrial sience biochemistry and elektromechanic who had as a bachelor test, “the building of a micor brewery”, could count on the help of DIRAC Industries for the sponsoring of heating elements and a fully equipped control panel.

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MI cable in Petrochemie

In the petrochemical industry, MI cable is used in ATEX zone T1 (450°C) to compensate heat losses on piping.

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Mobile tank oil heating

The customer wanted to create a mobile closable tank for heating lubricating oil. After heating the oil to a certain temperature, it can be drained.

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Parking garage Town Square St.-Niklaas

Heating of the ramp of a parking garage on the town square of Sint-Niklaas. To prevent cars from slipping down the slope in wintertime, this ramp has been heat-traced.

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Pipe tracing in a cogeneration plant

Tracing of pipelines in a cogeneration plant. The pipelines have to be kept frost-free and the cable must be able to withstand temperatures of more than 450°C.

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Protection of plants against frost

To protect plants sensitive to frost, these mats are placed under the roots inside planters.

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Radiant panels covered terrace

During renovations, the residents of this house also expressed their wish to be able to profit more from their covered terrace.

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Ramp heating

Ramp heating projects are always calculated according to the technical aspects of the project and the specific needs of the customer

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Rampheating AZ Sint-Jan Brugge

When a project was started to renew the existing driveway, there was also decided to keep it snow- and icefree by means of electrical outdoor floorheating.

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Rampheating hospital in Ieper

To keep the connection in slope between the parking and hospital entrance snow- and ice free, the DIRAC Industries outdoor floor heating system was selected.

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Remediation/discontinue nuclear reactors Chernobyl

For the rehabilitation/discontinue of nuclear reactors in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant a process heater of 19kW with associated control is used.

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Repair drum for heating Syrup

A manufacture of musli bars needed to warm up syrup to a certain temperature. The original heating in the drum was functional for 10 years before falling out. Buying of a new drum was very expensive, so he chose to repair the original one.

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Self-regulating cable on thermal bridges renovation project

For the compensation of thermal bridges in a large-scale renovation project, we applied self-regulating heating cable.

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SMHI tracing on boiler at an incinerator

The project involves the keeping warm of a boiler installation in an incinerator. The system operates at 220°C. All parts are held at 120°C minimum.

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TraceHeat with silicon heating mats

A duct that has to be kept on a temeprature of 100°C is here heated with silicone heating mats, similar to those used in the tankcontainer sector.

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Tracing biodiesel reactor

In the production of biodiesel, the temperature of the pipes and the reactor must be carefully controlled.

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Tracing of pipelines on a platform in the North Sea

To keep the piping on a platform in the North Sea free of frost, we installed selfregulating tracing ribbon.

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Tracing on powder filter

To avoid condensation in a powder filter, we installed heating on the lower part of the filter. The mineral insulated heating cable is fixed with straps and covered with aluminium.

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Tracing pipeline on a barge

For the tracing of pipelines in ATEX T4 zone, we have installed selfregulating heating cable SRME.

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Tracing piping Bottlec

For the tracing on a pipeline between storage tanks in the « Bottlec », we applied 6 km of SFM constant wattage cable.

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Tracing sterilization tank

To sterilize collected biological contaminated hospital waste, a sterilization tank is used.

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Tracing transport medical waste

To sterilize medical waste, this transport system has been equiped with electrical heating.

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Tracing with plugs

For a customer in the pharmaceutical sector, we installed tracing with plug connections. The installation can easily be dismounted.

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Nuclear Waste

We have used heating collars in all shapes and sizes to heat up nuclear waste that is processed in a funnel-shaped recipient.

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Walkway to ATM and driveway to underground garage snow- and icefree

In order to keep the walk way to an ATM of a bank free from snow and ice, we applied heating cables in a dry-concrete bed under the concrete clincker.

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Insulated oil heater installed on hand truck

For a shipbuilding company, we installed a 4kW insulated circulation heater for oil on a hand truck.

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ATEX immersion heater

For a dutch enterprise, operational in the industry and offshore industry, we developped an immersion heater on flange with an output of 18kW at 400V tri.

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Control panels

When something needs to be heated, there’s also a need for temperature measurement and control. That’s why DIRAC Industries also has a team of experts that works out the perfect measurement and safety solution for your project.

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Overside immersion heater

For a large producer of textile floor coverings, we developped an overside immersion heater of 48kW for the heating of water in a vessel.

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Weigh bridge free of snow

In order to keep 2 weigh bridges of 129m² for trucks free of snow and ice, we applied DIRAC heating cable in the concrete.


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