Heat Trace System - Important Reminder for Customers

October 28, 2014

INUVIK, NT -- Inuvik Gas Ltd. would like to remind customers that the heat trace for each gas meter and above-ground gas riser must remain on. The heat trace and insulation is required to ensure the Synthetic Natural Gas system works safely during extreme cold weather. Please do not switch the heat trace off at any time.

In late 2012, Inuvik Gas equipped each customer’s meter and above-ground gas riser with electric heat trace and insulation to ensure the safe, reliable distribution of Synthetic Natural Gas during extreme cold weather. This is similar to wrapping the exposed areas in an electric blanket, or like the electric heat trace in your utilidette.

The supply of electricity to the heat trace must remain on to ensure system safety and reliability. The heat trace is controlled by a thermostat (GFI device) located in your home or business.

Inuvik Gas will be checking the heat trace at the gas meter periodically over the heating season to ensure the safe operation of the system. If you have any questions about the location of your heat trace or GFI device, please do not hesitate to contact Inuvik Gas:

Brad Driscoll
General Manager

Inuvik Gas Limited
(867) 777-3422