Pentair Thermal Management Becomes nVent
- A New Opportunity to Spark Innovation

Your trusted brands RAYCHEM, TRACER, NUHEAT, PYROTENAX and TraceTek are now part of nVent Thermal Management.

The new company website is in development and will be launched in January 2019. Until then, we are happy to serve your information needs through our current website.

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The QTVR family of nVent RAYCHEM self-regulating electric heat trace cables are designed for pipe heat tracing in industrial applications. QTVR heating cables can provide process temperature maintenance up to 225°F (110°C) and can also be used for pipe freeze protection in systems having high heat loss.

Additional Product Information:

  1. RAYCHEM QTVR heat trace cable is configured for use in nonhazardous and hazardous (classified) locations
  2. RAYCHEM QTVR heat trace cable is configured for use in areas where corrosives may be present
  3. RAYCHEM QTVR heat trace cables meet the requirements of the U.S. National Electrical Code

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

YouTube Video:
RAYCHEM Self-regulating Heat Tracing System Installation Video

Technical Specifications

  1. The heating cable shall consist of two 16 AWG or larger nickel-plated copper bus wires, embedded in a self-regulating polymeric core that controls power output so that the cable has a temperature identification number (T-rating) of T4 (275°F or 135°C) without use of thermostats.
  2. A ground-fault protection device set at 30 mA, with a nominal 100-ms response time, shall be used to protect each circuit.
  3. 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 chemical attack and mechanical abuse by a fluoropolymer outer jacket.
  4. The heating cable shall have continuous and intermittent exposure capability up to 225°F (110°C). For detailed product specifications, please refer to the product datasheet.


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RAYCHEM Self-regulating Heat Tracing System Installation Video

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