0828: IEEE Milestone Award Ceremony on the Invention of the Conductive Polymer Self Regulation Heater

Santa Clara Valley IEEE Power & Energy and Industry Applications Societies

Cosponsored by nVent, IEEE Foundation, and OEB IAS

Please join us August 28, 2019 for the 200th IEEE Milestone award for:

The Electric Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Milestone

IEEE Historical Comments:            Mr. Dick Ahrons, SCV Milestone Chair

nVent leadership role:                      Mr. Brad Faulconer, President nVent Thermal

Milestone Presentation:                    Mr. Jim Jeffries, 2018 IEEE President

Comments from inventors:              Mr. Chet Sandberg, and more!

Comments from founder:               

Location:  nVent, 899 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 1:00 to 2:00.  The building entrance and parking lot entrance are on Charter Street.  You may park in the gated employee parking lot where there are 35 spots. Light snacks.

Advance Registration requiredFirst come, first served! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-milestone-award-invention-of-the-conductive-polymer-self-regulating-heater-tickets-66136729739

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Cost:  Free for IEEE members & guest

200th IEEE Milestone Award

First milestone for IAS & PCIC! Learn about benefits in energy efficiency and water conservation! Learn about application of nano technology to Polymers! Meet some key inventors from the early days!

Invention of the Conductive Polymer Self-Regulation Heater – 1972

IEEE milestones are sponsored by IEEE History Center and the local section to recognize major inventions or breakthroughs across the globe and across the profession.  The Conductive Polymer Self Regulation Heater was a key invention used to regulate temperature of remote installations with compelling significance to the petroleum industry.  Here is a description of how the Self Regulation Heater works:

How Self Regulating Heating Cable Works This video, courtesy of Raychem, provides a short but informative understanding of how self regulating heat tracing cable (sometimes referred to as “heat tape”) works. Self regulating heating cable is used in industrial processes for pipe and tank temperature maintenance and freeze protection. For more information, contact: Instrument … www.youtube.com

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