WG 4.4 Electric Trace Heating


The "Electric Trace Heating" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Concepts for explosion proof electrical trace heating systems
  • Placing on the market of electrical trace heating systems according to ATEX directive
  • Evaluation of different trace heating technologies
  • Control and monitoring of trace heating circuits
  • Statutory and normative requirements


  • Provision of criteria for the selection of different trace heating technologies
  • Compilation of a compendium on electrical trace heating (NE 86) that is otherwise not available
  • Guidelines for the implementation of indistinct regulations
  • Experience exchange on different technical solutions of the member companies
  • Description of user interests as an input for standardisation committees

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾ Title Edition Responsible Subject area Info
0086NE 086 Electrical Trace Heating Systems
Elektrische Begleitheizung
WG 4.4 Electrical Engineering Abstract


Dr. Volker Diers
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