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Thermon introduces TraceNet TCM2 Dual Circuit Control & Monitoring Unit

January 192017
Thermon introduces TraceNet TCM2 Dual Circuit Control & Monitoring Unit

January 19, 2017 –-Thermon Group Holdings announced the introduction of the TraceNet TCM2 Dual Circuit Control & Monitoring Unit, the latest addition to the TraceNet family of remotely-operated heating control and monitoring systems.

Like the 18-circuit TraceNet TCM18 Control & Monitoring Unit, the TCM2 unit makes it possible to remotely maintain heat trace circuits that play a critical role in industrial processing facilities.

To help operators better monitor and control temperatures of pipes, tanks, and heated instruments, Thermon designed the TCM2 to operate in harsh environmental conditions. Whether in sub-zero freezing regions, offshore or scorching desert sands, the TCM2 operates to ensure that pipe temperatures are monitored and efficiently controlled.  This allows the TCM2 to be versatile.  As a result, heat trace is controlled and monitored, enhancing heat trace efficiency and reliability.

The TraceNet TCM2 can be operated locally, by remote control or networked via wireless or hard-wire to a computer or distributed control system (DCS) in the facility’s control room.  The system continuously monitors every set point, including temperature, current, and ground-leakage current. It then reports locally and transmits key data remotely to the control room. For example, should the temperature or electrical current be too low or high, or should high ground leakage current be detected, the TCM2 unit senses it, and reports it.  The operator can review each circuit for temperature, ground current, heater current, the frequency at which it is performing, and alarm status.

The TCM2 relies on a resistance temperature detector (RTD) temperature sensors to monitor temperature on the designated pipe or equipment.  The system then cycles the heat required to maintain the target temperature.  If required, the operator can also adjust every circuit set point on the unit or via remote locations.

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