The VLBTV family of nVent RAYCHEM self-regulating electric heat trace cable provides basic pipe freeze protection and low-temperature maintenance for longline heating applications. The RAYCHEM VLBTV heat trace cables can withstand continuous exposure to temperatures up to 150°F (65°C) and provides very long circuit length capability. It can be used for continuous circuit lengths of 1,000 to 12,000 feet, powered from a single source. This heating cable is especially well suited for tracing long pipelines containing temperature-sensitive fluids.

Additional Product Information:

  1. RAYCHEM VLBTV heat trace cables are configured for use in nonhazardous and hazardous (classified) locations
  2. RAYCHEM VLBTV heat trace cables are configured for use in areas where corrosives may be present

Industries Served:
Chemical and Pharmaceutical
Food and Beverage
Oil and Gas

Technical Specifications

  1. The heating cable shall consist of two 10 AWG nickel-plated copper bus wires embedded in a self-regulating polymeric core, plus three additional 10 AWG nickel-plated copper bus wires. The cable shall be able to be connected directly to a 3-phase, 4-wire, 480 Vac or 600 Vac source.
  2. The heating cable shall have a tinned copper braid with a resistance less than the heating cable bus wire resistance as determined in a type test (ASTM, B193, Sec. 5). The braid shall be protected from mechanical abuse by a modified polyolefin outer jacket or from mechanical abuse and chemical attack by a fluoropolymer outer jacket.

For detailed product specifications, please refer to the product datasheet.


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