Driveway, ramp and roof heating systems
Driveway and ramp heating
Heat Mat’s external heating systems can be used beneath virtually any surface for automated ice and snow clearance. A number of exterior heating cables are available to protect ramps, driveways, car parks, pavements, steps, loading areas and bridges. Tyre tracks can be heated on long driveways to minimise running and installation costs. If used in conjunction with specialist thermostats they provide a fully automated heating system.
• Outdoor heating cable.
• Driveway heating system thermostat.
• Ground temperature and moisture sensor.
Features and benefits:
• Fully automatic clearance of ice and snow.
• Improved safety for vehicles and pedestrians.
• Programmable controllers monitor temperature and moisture levels for energy efficiency.
• Reduce damage to asphalt and concrete surfaces.
• Save labour and material costs during ice and snow clearance.
• Protect grounds from salt pollution.
• For normal installations it is recommend an output of around 270 W/m².
• Once installed the systems are maintenance free.
Exterior heating cables can be installed using Heat Fix metal fixing strips or cable-tied onto reinforcement mesh.
Specialist cables for hot asphalt:
Specialist cables designed for hot asphalt are available and can be laid directly beneath tarmac. A standard cable can also be used but it will need to be covered with a minimum of 10 mm of sand and the asphalt cooled before it is poured. The asphalt layer should be a minimum of 55 mm thick.
Heat Mat’s roof heating system prevents dangerous icicles or snow build-up forming causing damage to the roof or people.
Roof heating systems are suitable for preventing significant build-ups of snow on flat roofs, or preventing localised snowdrifts against adjacent buildings. A specialist thermostat monitors the air temperature and can control two separate zones independently. A moisture sensor can also be fitted to monitor when to activate the system and reduce energy costs.
Heat Mat is the leading supplier of roof heating systems in the UK and has experience with private and commercial systems, examples of large roof heating projects include a pharmaceutical factory and the LG Arena roof at the NEC.
• Prevents dangerous snowfall from roofs to the pavement below.
• Protects period properties and complements contemporary roof design.
• Provides an alternative to reinforcing a roof.
• Strengthens old roofs if new buildings are built abutting them by preventing the risk of snowdrifts against the new wall.
A wide variety of thermostat and control options available suited to each systems individual requirement including:
• FRO-10A-STAT a 2.3kW snow-melting thermostat without moisture detection option.
• FRO-16A-STAT a 3.6kW Snow melting thermostat with moisture detection option (single zone).
• FRO-47A-STAT an 11kW snow-melting thermostat with moisture detection option (dual zone).