Heat-Trace Control is available with power line interface.

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DigiTrace NGC-30 Heat-Trace Control and Monitoring System features Power Line Carrier Interface (PLI) Technology that enables temperature information to be transmitted through heat-tracing cable and power distribution wiring. PLI Technology utilizes electric heat-tracing cable as data cable, eliminating need to install additional RTD wiring to collect pipe temperature or electrical continuity data. Touchscreen interface facilitates operation.



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New Power Line Interface Support Available for Digitrace® NGC-30



MENLO PARK, Calif. - Tyco Thermal Controls, a part of Tyco International and the global heat-tracing solutions leader, announces the integration of Power Line Carrier Interface (PLI) Technology into its DigiTrace NGC-30 Heat-Trace Control and Monitoring Systems. The PLI Technology will allow RTD temperature information to be transmitted through the heat-tracing cable and power distribution wiring, eliminating the need for separate RTD wiring. This technology will significantly reduce time and labor costs to install the heat-tracing system in the field.

Power Line Interface (PLI) Technology utilizes the electric heat-tracing cable as a data cable, thereby eliminating the need to install additional RTD wiring to collect pipe temperature or electrical continuity data. The PLI technology allows for temperature information collected from DigiTrace Smart End Seals (SES) and DigiTrace 700-TT Transmitters to be sent back to the NGC-30 heat-tracing controller along the heat-tracing power lines.

Tyco Thermal Controls has been successfully implementing PLI technology in its DigiTrace 200N series of controllers for years. There are active installations in all major industrial regions from Alaska to Saudi Arabia. By integrating PLI technology into the NGC-30 family of products, end users can now reap the benefits of this technology along with the NGC-30's intuitive touch screen interface.

Additional benefits of integrating PLI technology into DigiTrace NGC-30 electric heat-tracing control and monitoring solutions include:

o Up to 20% reduction of the control and monitoring system installation cost
o Faster installation since no RTD wire and conduit are required

o Reduced troubleshooting and maintenance costs as no data cables are needed to communicate temperature and continuity information back to a central location

o Current DigiTrace 200N users can upgrade to the DigiTrace NGC-30 by simply replacing the 200N controller with a DigiTrace NGC-30 UIT. All existing 200N control boards and PLI field installations are supported by the DigiTrace NGC-30 and can be maintained

o Current DigiTrace 700-MP users, who only monitor their heat tracing systems and have no control applications, can upgrade to the DigiTrace NGC-30 by purchasing the DigiTrace NGC-UIT2 and the DigiTrace PLI module. All existing field installations are supported in DigiTrace NGC-30 and can be maintained

o Existing NGC-30 systems can be quickly and easily upgraded to support PLI technology allowing customers to leverage this capability in systems already in the field

If you have any question or require any further information regarding PLI technology and the DigiTrace NGC-30, please email Iman Aleali at iman.aleali@tycothermal.com

About Tyco Thermal Controls

Tyco Thermal Controls, a part of Tyco Flow Control, is a global company providing optimal solutions for various applications involving heat tracing, floor heating, snow melting & de-icing, temperature measurement, fire and performance wiring, and leak detection systems. With operations in 56 countries and experience in managing projects around the globe, Tyco Thermal Controls is the ideal partner for companies worldwide. Currently, we manufacture and distribute products and provide services under brand names such as Raychem®, Pyrotenax®, DigiTrace®, Tracer®, IsopadTM, Frostex®, HEW-THERM, TraceTek® and WinterGard®. More information on Tyco Thermal Controls can be found at www.tycothermal.com.

About Tyco Flow Control

Tyco Flow Control, a business segment of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; BSX: TYC), is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of valves and controls, water and environmental systems, and thermal control solutions to vital industries including energy, power, water, mining, chemical, food & beverage, and construction. Tyco Flow Control has more than 15,000 employees in over 100 locations globally. For more information on Tyco Flow Control, visit www.tycoflowcontrol.com.

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