Frost and snow protection

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Today's modern construction design is not only characterized by original architecture and stylish interiors but also by intelligent heating, cooling and safety solutions. These discreetly hidden installation technologies save both time and money whilst providing extra comfort and convenience.

On such technology is the protection system found in parking lots, garages, stairs, pavements and other ground-level surfaces, which can be secured against the negative effects of winter.

Electric Heating solves the season challenge with energy efficient systems using Electric Heating cables to protect construction against snow, ice, and frost damage. Electric Heating is a sustainable solution for a green and clean future with low energy consumption during the winter period to keep your roofs and driveways dry and safe.

Electric Heating for your Safety​

It’s well known how dangerous falling on slippery stairs and sidewalks can be or how troublesome the dents in car bodywork caused by slippery garage ramps are. Every year, the media is full of disturbing reports about patients who have suffered broken bones or heavy bruising after slipping on icy surfaces.​
Danfoss frost protection systems, will eliminate these hazards. Electric Heating is utilized for ice and snow melting, and provides safety for people, vehicles, equipment, and buildings during winter.​
The heating system for outdoor consists of three main components:

  • ​A heating element (cable or mat with suitable specific output)
  • ​A controller (it can be digital with humidity and temperature sensors or analogue with temperature sensors)​
  • Additional accessories depending on the selected equipment (e.g. clips, fixing tapes, or others).​

The effectiveness of the system is particularly important on inclined surfaces, for example, garage ramps. Please note, it is not necessary to heat the entire driveway as only the small areas that vehicle tires tread need to be secured.​

For driveways with steep angles, a linear drainage system is required to drain the water from melting snow and ice. This channel must also be protected from freezing.​

For stairs, the cables are laid in the form of loops arranged across the steps, maintaining a sufficient distance between the adjacent sections. On new constructions, the installation is laid on the surface of the stairs and overlaid with a concrete layer with a thickness of three to five centimeters. On old stairs, the cables should be placed in grooves and overlaid with concrete, with an addition of plasticizer. Concrete should adhere closely to the entire surface of the cable without the presence of air bubbles.​

Defrost systems can be installed during both the construction and renovation of existing facilities.​
Snow clearing is no pleasure. Ice, however, is an even bigger problem resulting from frost after a snowfall.​
The use of chemicals for de-icing is time-consuming and negatively affects the environment due to thawing mixtures destroying the soil, footwear and causing the death of plants, which is why their use in gardens is strictly forbidden. Thanks to Danfoss systems, there is an alternative to using chemicals which doesn’t damage surfaces and saves the need to purchase tools for removing snow and ice.

How we can help you

Ice and snow melting for all types of buildings and infrastructure​

Fast and easy to install​

Multiple application options​

Safe and robust materials​

Long warranty term

Safe ground and roof with Danfoss heating cables

Danfoss has designed versatile outdoor solutions for pipe heating, roof and gutter, and ground heating that can be installed on virtually any type of construction including private, business and institutional buildings.

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Frost protection

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    Heating Cables

    Outdoor heating cables are used for efficient snow removal and ice prevention. They provide safety for people, buildings and environment. It is a sustainable solution for a green and clean future through low energy consumption during the frost period.

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    Heating Mats

    The outdoor heating mats are designed for ice and snow melting and may be installed into special mastic for ground, grass and asphalt constructions. Mats are available in different lengths for two power supply options - 230 and 400 V.

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    Self-limiting cables​

    Self-limiting heating cables are designed with a temperature dependent resistant element between two parallel copper bus wires. When the bus wires are connected to the mains, a current goes through the temperature dependent resistant element which will then heat. 

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    Digital controllers

    Digital controllers have the unique features allowing you to reduce energy waste. Equipped with temperature and moisture sensors, control modes and special functions - they ensure accurate temperature settings reducing energy consumption costs by up to 40%. ​

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    Analogue controllers

    Analog controllers are thermostats with temperature sensor allowing to switch the system on and of depending on settings.