Heat Transfer Compounds SnapTrace THERMON

Pipe Heating Custom CEMS and Analyzer Bundles THERMON

Pipe Heating Custom CEMS and Analyzer Bundles THERMON

SnapTrace Heat Transfer Compounds


SnapTrace is a preformed flexible heat transfer compound designed for rapid, consistent installation over steam trace tubing on straight piping. SnapTrace also includes TFK channel, providing mechanical and weather protection to the installation. (Refer to the back of this specification sheet for additional information.)
Thermon’s heat transfer compounds provide an efficient thermal connection between the tracer and the process equipment. By eliminating the air voids that would ordinarily exist, heat is directed into the pipe wall primarily through conduction rather than convection and radiation. A single tracer utilizing Thermon’s heat transfer compound has the equivalent performance of three to five (bare) tracers. Bulk Heat Transfer Compounds can be installed in TFK channels to create a ChannelTrace™ system. While SnapTrace is considered part of the ChannelTrace family, the rapid installation of SnapTrace on straight runs is unique and cost effective with rapid installation.




SnapTrace sections are shipped in 4-foot (1.22 m) lengths and are packaged 25 sections per box. Each SnapTrace order includes protective TFK galvanized steel channels. SnapTrace is non-soluble in most liquids and requires no curing procedures.



  • Factory-formed to fit the tracer and pipe
  • Can be installed up to five times faster than hand troweled compounds
  • Non-soluble in water
  • No surface preparation required
  • No curing required1
  • Increases heat transfer rates significantly over bare tracing
  • Free design assistance available from Thermon

SnapTrace Specifications

Standard length pre-formed 4’ (1.22 m) sections
Maximum exposure temperature 406°F (208°C)
Minimum exposure temperature -100°F (-73°C)
Minimum installation temperature 10°F (-12°C)
Heat transfer coefficient, Ut tracer to pipe wall
  20-40 Btu/hr•°F•ft2  (114-227 w/m2•°C)
Electrical resistivity 146 ohms/inch (57 ohms/cm)
Shelf life indefinite
Bond shear  100-150 lbs/in2 (689-1,034 kPa)
Water-soluble no


Pipe Heating Custom CEMS and Analyzer Bundles THERMON

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