nVent RAYCHEM Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable Earns Prestigious IEEE Milestone Designation

Sep 05, 2019

LONDON – September 5, 2019 – nVent Electric plc (NYSE:NVT) ("nVent"), a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, today announced that the nVent RAYCHEM self-regulating heat tracing cable earned a place in the prestigiousInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) "Milestones Program".Invented in 1972, the self-regulating heat tracing cable was the first cable to maintain constant pipe temperature under harsh conditions. Today, self-regulating heat tracing cables are used in many industries and applications including oil and gas, pipe freeze protection, and snow and ice melting.

IEEE established the Milestones Program in 1983 to honor significant achievements in the history of electrical and electronics engineering. To be eligible to receive IEEE Milestone distinction, the accomplishment must be at least 25 years old, have benefited humanity, and must have a minimum of regional importance. This dedication held historic significance for the IEEE Milestones Program because it was the 200th induction since the program began.  

The heat tracing division of the Raychem Corporation (now a part of nVent) began to produce the first commercially successful electric self-regulating heat tracing cable in 1972. By 2008, the Raychem Corporation had manufactured and sold one billion feet of self-regulating heat tracing cable.

"Having our technology added into IEEE’s historic Milestones Program is a tremendous accomplishment, and we are proud to be acknowledged globally as the first manufacturer of the self-regulating heat tracing cable," said Brad Faulconer, President of nVent Thermal Management. "We have always stood behind the quality and performance of our products; and having our cables be celebrated by the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the advancement of technology is a great honor. This recognition also provides additional reassurance to our customers. Heat tracing technology is not just something we do; it’s a part of our DNA."

nVent RAYCHEM heat tracing cables, systems, controllers, and components have been used worldwide since 1957. With more than 2,500 employees, three distribution centers, seven engineering centers, and six manufacturing facilities – the company serves customers in a multitude of business verticals, protects critical industrial processes, keeps people safe from harm, enhances building performance and brings comfort into homes and buildings. Learn more about nVent RAYCHEM at nvent.com/RAYCHEM

About nVent
nVent is a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. We believe our inventive electrical solutions enable safer systems and ensure a more secure world. We design, manufacture, market, install and service high performance products and solutions that connect and protect some of the world's most sensitive equipment, buildings and critical processes. We offer a comprehensive range of enclosures, electrical connections and fastening and thermal management solutions across industry-leading brands that are recognized globally for quality, reliability and innovation. Our principal office is in London, United Kingdom and our management office in the United States is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our robust portfolio of leading electrical product brands dates back more than 100 years and includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER.

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