Buying Guide

nVent RAYCHEM Heat Trace Solutions

13th November 2018       General Division

Raychem Commercial and Residential Heating Solutions

Because winters can be harsh...


The winter's ice, snow, and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on homes and the people living in them. Taking proper steps to prepare your property for the cold weather can help you avoid possible costly problems. These damages can include water damage due to frozen pipes, roof damage caused by ice dams, or medical costs/vehicle accidents due to slippery paths.

nVent RAYCHEM has developed a series of innovative, self-regulating heating and freeze protection systems for this purpose.

nVent for Commercial Solutions: nVent RAYCHEM offers the widest range of heat tracing products for safety, comfort, and performance applications for commercial construction. Most importantly, they are the heat-trace expert and the leading full-service integrator for heat management systems. Our partnership with nVent allows the E.B. Horsman & Son staff to work with you to address all types of projects, from buildings to complex infrastructure, and optimize solutions that enhance safety, comfort and performance.

Ask us now how our E.B. Horsman & Son staff can help you with your heat trace systems.


Electric heat-tracing systems provide comfortable floor heating and reliable winter safety.

Comfortable Heat-Tracing Systems

nVent RAYCHEM electric heat-tracing systems provide comfortable floor heating and reliable winter safety that can help you avoid all the above risks and more. They are easy to install and an efficient solution for every homeowner that wants to ensure the safety of their home and people.

The combination of a self-regulating heating cable and smart control system allows for dynamic management of the heating cable’s power output dependent on parameters such as ambient temperature and moisture. These will help you comply with today’s building regulations on energy savings. A complete nVent RAYCHEM system can result in energy savings of up to 80% !

Discover here how nVent RAYCHEM solutions offer you the best possible protection against the lowest temperatures.


Maximum protection, optimum safety

There is an intelligent nVent RAYCHEM heating solution for every application. Most popular examples are:


Pipe Freeze Protection

Residential Pipe Freeze Protection

Modular and flexible cable system for keeping pipes from freezing. This heating solution prevents ice from forming and ensures that water can keep flowing. It prevents burst pipes and water damage.


Pipe Freeze Protection

Roof & Gutter De-icing

Residential Roof & Gutter De-icing

High quality and quick-to-install cable systems for keeping gutters and downspouts free from snow and ice. This heating solution prevents icicle formation and damage to gutters and ensures water can keep flowing freely.

Roof & Gutter De-icing

Surface Snow Melting

Commercial Driveway De-icing

Effective and reliable heating systems for keeping driveways, stairs and footpaths free from snow and ice. This heating solution prevents physical injury and vehicle accidents, and saves time clearing snow.


Surface Snow Melting

Raychem Winter Solutions

Pipe Freeze Protection


nVent RAYCHEM pipe freeze protection systems are flexible and easy to attach to the exterior of the pipe to keep pipes from freezing, bursting, and causing water damage.

Residential Frostguard

Preassembled self-regulating heating cable with 6-ft cold lead and lighted plug for small piping up to 2-1/2 inches in diameter in dry or wet locations.

  • Voltage: 120 V with plug, in lengths of 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 50, 75 & 100 feet; 240 V with cold lead only, in lengths of 6, 12, 18 & 24 feet
  • Control options: TC-3 outlet for 120 V only. Components: H903 application tape
Wintergard Series for Residential Pipe Freeze Protection

Self-regulating heating cable for piping up to 6 inches in diameter for dry and wet locations. The WinterGard series of products includes WinterGard, WinterGard Plus and WinterGard Wet. See the chart on pages 6-7 for more details on each.

  • Voltage: 120 V or 240 V. Control options: AMC-F5, AMC-1A, EC-TS, SST-2
  • Components: H900 hardwire or H908 plug-in power connection kit; H903 application tape; H910 Splice/Tee kit
Frostex for Resiedntial Pipe Freeze Protection

Self-regulating heating cable with FlexFit plug for small residential piping up to 2 inches in diameter and 50 feet in length, installed in dry locations.

  • Voltage: 120 V in lengths of 50, 100, 250, 500 ft
  • Control options: TC-3 outlet. Components: 9800 FlexFit plug kit; 9610 Application tape
Leviton Atlast-X1

Mineral insulated In-Pipe Mini is for insulated piping up to 34 feet in length; In-Pipe Miser is for insulated piping up to 240 feet in length; In-Pipe Retro 120 V is for uninsulated pipes up to 150 feet in length; and the In-Pipe Retro 240 V is for uninsulated pipes up to 250 feet in length.

  • Voltage: Mini, Miser, Retro 120 V; or Retro 240 V. Control options: Built-in controller
Commercial XL Heat Trace Cable

Cut-to-length Heating Cable System with self-regulating heating cable with either fluoropolymer or polyolefin outer jacket for piping of all sizes in dry and wet locations.

  • Voltage: 120 V or 208-277 V
  • Control options: Single or multi-circuit, integrated power distribution, energy monitoring, BMS communications
  • Components: RayClic quick connect; FTC heat shrinkable fittings

Roof & Gutter De-icing


Raychem roof & gutter de-icing systems protect roofs and gutters from ice dams, heavy snow build-up and icicles. The heating cable creates a continuous path for melted ice and snow to drain.

Raychem's basic, reliable roof & gutter de-icing solution ranges from a simple pre-assembled plug-in kit to cut-tolength heating cables. These systems are ideal for residential or small commercial buildings in light to moderate snow load areas.

Residential Frostguard

Preassembled self-regulating heating cable with 6-ft cold lead and lighted plug for small piping up to 2-1/2 inches in diameter in dry or wet locations.

  • Voltage: 120 V with plug, in lengths of 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 50, 75 & 100 feet; 240 V with cold lead only, in lengths of 6, 12, 18 & 24 feet
  • Control options: TC-3 outlet for 120 V only. Components: H903 application tape
Wintergard Series for Residential Pipe Freeze Protection

Self-regulating heating cable that can be cut and spliced to fit the layout of any standard or standing seam roof line with gutters up to 6 inches wide. Choosing the H908 Plug-in cord eliminates the need to hardwire, thus reduces installation costs.

  • Voltage: 120 V or 240 V
  • Control and sensor options: PD-Pro and GF-Pro, LCD-8, CIT-1, GIT-1
  • Components: H900 hardwire or H908 plug-in power connection kit; H913/H914 roof clips; H915 downspout hanger; H910 Splice/Tee kit

SURFACE SNOW MELTING


Raychem surface snow melting systems keep ramps, access ways and footpaths free of snow and ice.

Our product range allows you to choose the right solution for your application and budget. Our self-regulating system for concrete surfaces and pavers reduces heat output automatically as the pavement warms and is ideal for smaller areas.

Electromelth for Residential Surface Snow Melting

Self-regulating heating cable for surface snow melting and anti-icing in concrete pavement.

  • Voltage: 208 V; 240 V; 277 V
  • Control options: Single or multi-circuit, integrated power distribution, energy monitoring, BMS communications
  • Components: EMK heat shrinkable fittings

Need help selecting the most suitable heating solution for your home?

Talk to one of our staff and they will recommend the nVent RAYCHEM heating product that best suits your needs. Act now before the harsh winter arrives.

Be Prepared for the harsh winter with

nVent Heat-Trace solutions


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