Radiant Heat De-icing Improves Cold-Weather Boat Safety

| by Monica Irgens
Radiant Heat De-icing Improves Cold-Weather Boat Safety

Icy decks are a constant concern for everyone navigating in cold, wet conditions.  Everything from injuries to going overboard are realities facing commercial fishermen, law-enforcement and citizens on all-sized boats.

STEP® Marine assures a safe walking environment and can be installed on decks, ramps, bulkheads and hulls, keeping them all ice-free.  It is accomplished with its patented conductive polycarbon heating element.  It is completely maintenance-free, and has no moving parts.  

STEP® heating elements are self-regulating; the nature of the material automatically reduces or increases its heat output to adjust to the temperature changes.  Its’ elements are flat, flexible and strong; they can be cut to length and can be bent 90 degrees to fit any contour.

STEP® Marine has a long proven record of providing safety and comfort in such inclement weather conditions from Antarctica to the East River in New York City.

This blog was developed by STEP Warmfloor. All posts, sponsored and un-sponsored have been reviewed and approved by the Sustainable Community Media Editorial Team to ensure quality, relevance/usefulness and objectivity.

Topics: Radiant Heat - Electrical & Hydronic

Companies: STEP Warmfloor

Monica Irgens

Monica is President of Electro Plastics, Inc., manufacturer of STEP Warmfloor® heating systems: a patented, low-voltage, self-regulating flat and thin heater. Monica has been in the radiant heating industry for over 20 years. She was member of the Radiant Panel Association for 15 years, served on the RPA Board of Directors as chairperson of the Electric Committee and the Green Committee. Monica is also a member of the USGBC and has been involved in the design of LEED registered buildings.

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