Heat-Line CARAPACE® Now CSA B137.1 and cNSF Approved

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Heat-Line Corporation, a Canadian manufacturer of innovative freeze protection solutions for water pipes and water systems announces that CARAPACE®, a high performance, energy efficient self-regulating heated polyethylene water pipe designed for domestic and municipal water supply and sewage applications, has received CSA B137.1 and cNSF approval.

Heat-Line Corporation (http://www.heatline.com), a Canadian company that develops and manufactures cutting edge, energy efficient water pipe freeze protection systems that employ innovative self-regulating technology, has received new approval for their freeze protection product CARAPACE®. Lorne Heise, CEO of Heat-Line Corporation, is pleased to announce that the CARAPACE® water pipe now conforms to B137.1 standards, receiving CSA and cNSF approval on April 18, 2012 for use in Canada and in the United States. The B137.1 standard specifies requirements for thermoplastic pipe, tubing and fittings that are intended for use in pressure applications such as water-based ground source geothermal systems, water lines, water mains, sewer force mains and underground irrigation systems. The requirements for approved products include quality of workmanship, dimensions, materials, long-term performance under sustained hydrostatic pressure, environmental stress cracking, impact resistance, extrusion and markings.

CARAPACE® is a self-regulating heated polyethylene water pipe designed to provide high performance, energy efficient protection for use in municipal and domestic water supplies and sewage forced main applications. Its outstanding energy saving performance is due to the patented product design where the conductive polymer heater or heating cable is always in full lineal contact with the polyethylene pipe wall for superior heat conduction and transfer. Its design also eliminates cold spots, where under extremely cold conditions, a standard water pipe may not receive heat because of poor heating cable contact. CARAPACE® is the only product that Heat-Line recommends for use with constant pressure water systems. The system requires no excavation. In rural areas, where the frost line is deep and rocky terrain can make excavation difficult and expensive, it provides a quick, reliable and cost-effective alternative to rock blasting and deep digging below the frost line. CARAPACE® delivers superior thermal heat transfer and unsurpassed energy efficiency when combined with thermal insulation and a thermostat.

Heat-Line Corporation developed the CARAPACE® in 2005. Since then, it has been providing efficient freeze protection in some of the harshest environments in the world, including the Canadian Arctic. The system has also gained wide recognition in Canada’s large mining and exploration industry.

Contact Information:
Lorne Heise, CEO
Heat-Line Freeze Protect Systems
1095 Green Lake Road
Carnarvon ON K0M 1J0
Local: 705-754-4545
Toll Free: 800-584-4944

About Heat-Line: Heat-Line is a Canadian company offering an extensive line of innovative and energy efficient freeze protection products for home, cottage, commercial and industrial applications. Heat-Line specializes in developing and manufacturing advanced water pipe freeze protection systems using self-regulating technology. Eliminate pipe and water line freezing with Heat-Line internal and external water line protection products and cable heat trace systems. Visit http://www.heatline.com or call 1-800-584-4944, to learn more about CARAPACE® and the many other quality Heat-Line products, including Kompensator, Paladin, Retro-Line, and ArcticVent.

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