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Image of 2016.015.002.2 - Reel of "Gold" Cable Commemorating the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable, c. 2007-2008.  BTV self-regulating heat tracing cable with a gold colored outer jacket coils 19 times around a gold colored plastic reel. The end of the cable extends through a hole in the top of the reel and is cut off showing the different layers of its construction. The flat cable has a black conductive core flanked by nickel-coated copper wire on each side. The core is covered by a white insulating jacket, and overtop, a nickel-coated copper braid enables grounding if the cable is damaged. A gold colored jacket is the final exterior layer. The other end of the cable is held in place on the reel with transparent plastic tape. Blue text printed on the plastic tape reads, "Raychem factory seal." 
This reel was used in the celebrations commemorating the production of the "Billionth Foot" of Raychem self-regulating heat tracing cable. Heat tracing cable was first developed and produced by the Raychem Corporation and later sold by Tyco International when it purchased the Raychem Corporation in 1999. An employee's event was held at the heat tracing production factory on Bay Road in Redwood City on March 14, 2008. Tyco announced the installation of the one billionth foot of Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing cable at the Bridgeport Ethanol Plant in Bridgeport, Nebraska on September 18, 2008. The event was celebrated by the executive teams of Tyco Thermal Controls and Bridgeport Ethanol LLC.

2016.015.002.2 - Reel of "Gold" Cable Commemorating the Production of the One Billionth Foot of Raychem Self-Regulating Heat Tracing Cable, c. 2007-2008. BTV self-regulating heat tracing cable with a gold colored outer jacket coils 19 times around a gold colored plastic reel. The end of the cable extends through a hole in the top of the reel and is cut off showing the different layers of its construction. The flat cable has a black conductive core flanked by nickel-coated copper wire on each side. The core is covered by a white insulating jacket, and overtop, a nickel-coated copper braid enables grounding if the cable is damaged. A gold colored jacket is the final exterior layer. The other end of the cable is held in place on the reel with transparent plastic tape. Blue text printed on the plastic tape reads, "Raychem factory seal." This reel was used in the celebrations commemorating the production of the "Billionth Foot" of Raychem self-regulating heat tracing cable. Heat tracing cable was first developed and produced by the Raychem Corporation and later sold by Tyco International when it purchased the Raychem Corporation in 1999. An employee's event was held at the heat tracing production factory on Bay Road in Redwood City on March 14, 2008. Tyco announced the installation of the one billionth foot of Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing cable at the Bridgeport Ethanol Plant in Bridgeport, Nebraska on September 18, 2008. The event was celebrated by the executive teams of Tyco Thermal Controls and Bridgeport Ethanol LLC.

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