Review of Electrical Trace Heating standards

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Ordinary Area

Hazardous
Non-Industrial Industrial (Explosive Atmospheres / Classified Locations)
IEC 60800 (1992-03)
Comfort Heating and Prevention of Ice Formation
IEC 61423 -1, -2 
Technical Reports
 
 

IEC 62395-1 and -2
Electrical resistance trace heating systems for industrial and commercial applications
Part 1: General and testing requirements
Part 2: Application guide for system design, installation and maintenance

also IEC 60519-10
Safety in Electroheat Installations, Part 10 - Particular requirements for electrical resistance trace heating for industrial and commercial applications

IEC  60079-30-1 and -2
Electrical Resistance Trace Heating
Part 1: General and Testing Requirements

Part 2: Application Guide for Design, Installation and Maintenance

British Standard BS 6351 Parts 1, 2 and 3   (Also BS EN 60079-1 and -2 for Hazardous Areas)
CSA C22.2 No. 130-03
Requirements for Electrical Resistance Heating Cables and Heating Device Sets
UL 1673 
Electric Space Heating Cables
 
UL 1588 
Roof and Gutter De-icing Cables
 
Residential Commercial    
UL 1462 
Mobile Home Pipe Htg. Cables
IEEE Std.515.1
Standard for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Heat Tracing for Commercial Applications
IEEE Std. 515
Standard for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Heat Tracing for Industrial Applications

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Updated Aug. 1, 2015