nVent VIAGARD Commercial Electric Trace Heating

Snow and ice melting on paths, ramps, stairs and other access ways.

Raychem VIAGARD Trace Heating

Raychem VIAGARD Commercial Electric Trace HeatingThe purpose of the ramp heating system is to prevent impeded access to buildings, car parks etc. due to snow and icy conditions.

The snow and ice melting system shall be of the self regulating type designed specifically for this application and approved to European standard VDE (CE approved), as manufactured by nVent and known as Viagard EM2-XR.

The self regulating Viagard heating cable shall be constructed with a heavy braid and thick, pressure extruded, modified polyolefin jacket to provide maximum resistance to installation damage. The cable shall be capable of withstanding a crushing force of 8900N and a cut through force of 100N/0.25mm blade.

The heating cable must be capable of demonstrating a life expectancy in excess of 25 years.

To give snow/ice protection under typical UK winter conditions the spacing and cover shall be as follows:

  • Concrete
    Cover/Depth 50-70mm / Spacing 300mm (ramp on ground)
  • Concrete
    Cover/Depth 50-70mm / Spacing 250mm (suspended ramp)
  • Asphalt topped concrete
    Cover/Depth 50-60mm / Spacing 300mm (ramp on ground)
  • Paving Stones
    Cover/Depth 80-90mm / Spacing 250mm (ramp on ground)


Cable Services web link: nVent VIAGARD Commercial Electric Trace Heating

Data Sheet PDF: VIAGARD Specification Guide

Data Sheet PDF: VIAGARD Data Sheet

Cable Services Catalogue PDF: VIAGARD Trace Heating Product

Electric Trace Heating Design Quotation Fax Back

Cable Services are able to offer a full trace heating design service. Please download the input sheet or contact your usual sales office with your requirements. Smith Electrical are also able to provide trace heating design and installation packages, contact the Glasgow sales office on 0141 621 2060