nVent, a global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions, has launched its newest RAYCHEM self-regulating heating cable, the nVent RAYCHEM HTV.
The nVent RAYCHEM HTV uses a new semi-conductive polymer nanocomposite material with increased thermal stability developed especially for the purpose by the company. The material has better thermal stability, providing better power retention at high temperatures. The cable can function under high continuous operating temperatures of 205°C/400°F and withstand temperatures up to 260°C/500°F.
The new cable has a design life of more than 30 years. nVent says that after 10 years of performance at 205°C, the cable retains 95% of its power output, reducing downtime risk and maintenance costs. It is internationally certified for use in hazardous areas and comes with a 10-year warranty.
‘We understand how important day-to-day operational integrity is,’ says Marty Lee, nVent vice president of product management. ‘While long-term design life is important, the power retention profile over time is equally important. With 95% power retention for 10 years and a more than 30-year design life, our customers can be confident of improved process integrity and lower contingencies for decades to come. In an increasingly electrified world, the HTV heating cable will save our customers money and increase their overall operational efficiencies.’