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nVent and Power Resources International, Inc. Launch Strategic Alliance to Deliver Engineered Heating Solutions for the Rail and Transit Industry


August 17, 2021

nVent Electric plc, a global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions, and Power Resources International, Inc. recently announced a strategic alliance to provide rail and switch heating solutions to the North American transit industry. The alliance will provide solutions based on nVent RAYCHEM technology.

By joining the major heating solutions and customer support of nVent with PRI’s excellence in engineering, controlling and system integration capabilities, customers will be able to fully integrate their heating systems for winter operations.

“The new collaboration of nVent and PRI already is providing the switch heating and contact rail heating solution to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Floral Park to Hicksville Line Third Track Extension Project,” said Mike Saini, nVent regional sales manager. “The two teams are successfully working together to address the customer’s requirements and provide a solution that can help keep trains running in the harshest of winter environments.”

Heat trace systems that ensure a more secure world

nVent RAYCHEM heat trace systems are designed to protect people, processes and infrastructure, and are safe and easy to install. The nVent RAYCHEM brand is globally recognized for technical leadership. Its proven rail and transit offerings include heating solutions for removing ice and snow from switches, contact rail (third rail) and overhead catenary wire systems with a wide range of options and configurations to meet the specific needs of a given site.

Control and automation solutions for transit authorities in the Northeast

PRI is known for its in-depth knowledge of power, controls, automation, instrumentation, networks and full-system hardware and software integration. PRI has long been trusted by many major transit authorities, such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), LIRR, New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA), Metro-North Railroad (MNRR), Staten Island Rapid Transit Operating Authority (SIRTOA) and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). PRI has an extensive network of partners throughout North America, directly services Metro New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is developing sales and service networks in other cities, such as Chicago, Toronto, Montreal and Denver.

Systems to meet U.S. government agency bidding requirements

Both nVent RAYCHEM heating solutions and PRI systems can be designed to meet the requirements of the Buy America Act, critical for many rail and transit customers. PRI can design and build custom control heating systems to meet various specifications and provide local support to customers. Additionally, PRI is a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise / Minority Business Enterprise (DBE / MBE), which supports nVent’s commitment to supplier diversity.




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