Pentair Inc., Minneapolis, and the Flow Control business of Tyco International Ltd., Schaffhausen, Switzerland, have combined to create Pentair Ltd., an industrial supplier of water and fluid solutions, valves and controls, equipment protection and thermal management products.

“We are excited to welcome Flow Control employees to Pentair,” says Randall J. Hogan, chairman and CEO of Pentair Ltd. “We believe our shared vision and commitment to operational excellence through Pentair’s Integrated Management System will lead to better growth and success.”

Following the merger, Tyco Thermal Controls, a manufacturer of electrical heat-tracing solutions for industrial, commercial, residential and infrastructure markets, is now Pentair Thermal Management. As a global business unit of Pentair Ltd., Pentair Thermal Management will continue to offer industrial heat management systems, electrical heat tracing and project management support for critical applications in refineries, power plants, oil rigs and chemical processing plants. Its products will be marketed by the existing brands, including Raychem, Hew-Therm, Pyrotenax, DigiTrace, Tracer and TraceTek.