PLY-SKID snow melting and ice prevention is ideal for outdoor paving in concrete, asphalt, stone, gravel and natural or artificial turf (mainly in the sports area). Based on the Amorphous Metal Conveyer technology, it offers significant advantages over any other hydronic or electric cable based solution for snow melting and ice prevention.
It features the following benefits:
PLYTERM currently provides two product families:
Both families are based on the unique design of a heating cable made with the Amorphous Metal Tape inside a mechanically sturdy and flexible structure. The element is designed in compliance with the IEEE 515.1 standard for under ground and external applications.
The heating element is of a preset wattage, using different widths and lengths of Amorphous Metal Tape, it is possible to obtain the required thermal power per linear meter. Typically, the maximum power limit for each heating element is 62 watts/ml. This limit corresponds to more than 5 Amperes for a single circuit. The heating element can be powered by different voltage levels, AC or DC: 110-120, 208, 220-240, 400 and 600 Volts, as vast as the limit is reached. Low voltage (up to 50 volts) is possible. The highest temperature limit of the element is 700˚ C.
The heating mats are designed to nominally cover 20% of the area to be heated, but the coverage/density area can be from 15% to 30%.
The normal power supply of each mat is 250 - 500 watts/m². As specified on the label of each mat. Higher inputs can be easily obtained by reducing the space between the elements placed in parallel.