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nVent Receives 200th IEEE Milestone for Production of the World's First Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable

September 05, 2019

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- nVent Electric plc (NYSE:NVT) (“nVent”), a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, today announced its induction into the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) “Milestones Program” as the patent holder and producer of the world’s first conductive polymer self-regulating heat tracing cable. The Milestones Program was established by IEEE in 1983 to honor significant achievements in the history of electrical and electronics engineering.

In 1972, the heat tracing division of the Raychem Corporation (now a part of nVent) patented and produced the first commercially successful electric self-regulating heat tracing cable. The conductive polymer in a self-regulating heat tracing cable maintains the temperature of pipes under harsh conditions. Also, these types of cables make freeze protection of water pipes simple and energy efficient. By 2008, the Raychem Corporation had manufactured and sold one billion feet of self-regulating heat tracing cable.

“nVent’s recognition by 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 receiving recognition from 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.”

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 occasion held historic significance for the IEEE Milestones Program because it was the 200th induction since the program began.

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

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.

nVent, CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER are trademarks owned or licensed by nVent Services GmbH or its affiliates.

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