Skin Effect Systems for Snow and Ice Melting
SnoTrac is the most rugged and reliable snow and ice melting
system available in the world today. Based on skin effect heating
technology, a SnoTrac system utilizes a rugged, thickwalled
ferromagnetic “heat tube” to melt snow and ice. This
heat tube, imbedded directly in concrete or asphalt, utilizes a
custom designed SnoTrac conductor to safely deliver energy
into the system. A truly unique feature of a SnoTrac system is
its ability to provide snow melting to extremely large areas with
a minimal number of circuits. Over 2,000 square feet (186
square meters) can be protected from a single power point.
Each SnoTrac system is designed, engineered and installed
per the requirements of the National Electrical Code, Articles
426 and 427, which specifically address skin effect heating
systems. Additionally, to assure clients and customers of the
performance and safety included with each Thermon snow
and ice melting system, SnoTrac skin effect systems are
Factory Mutual Research approved (File J. I. 2N6A0.AF) and
Underwriters Laboratories Listed (File E163149, Project
94NK14488) specifically as snow melting and deicing equipment.
Thermon obtained these approvals based on a range of
design conditions encountered and have supplied approvals
specific to the project in question to customers who have requested
them as part of the project specification.