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Monthly Archives January 2014

The Dangers of Using ‘Budget’ Cable Glands

The Dangers of Using ‘Budget’ Cable Glands

We have all become accustomed to the flood of supposedly ‘economy’ range of products from manufacturers in the electrical supply industry, which often come at a competitive price that seems good to be true. Unfortunately, this can often be the case and by using these products you may be taking serious risks with the integrity […]

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Q&A: How to Properly Remove A Bonded Screen With A Removal Tool?

Q&A: How to Properly Remove A Bonded Screen With A Removal Tool?

Question: I’m about to use a bonded screen removal tool for the first time, how do I make sure it works correctly and the screen is properly removed from the cable? Answer: When terminating or jointing MV cables with a bonded semi-conductive screen, this will have to be shaved from the cable primary insulation to […]

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Q&A: How Do I Use A Trefoil Cleat on Triplex Cables?

Q&A: How Do I Use A Trefoil Cleat on Triplex Cables?

Question: I need to secure a cable in triplex formation with the use of a trefoil cleat, how would I go about doing this? Answer: Triplex cables are formed by having their three cores twisted around each other, this causes an issue when trying to secure the cable with traditional trefoil cleats. As the relative […]

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Cable Cleat Specification Guidelines – Choosing The Correct Cleats

Cable Cleat Specification Guidelines – Choosing The Correct Cleats

Why do we use cable cleats? Cleats are an often under estimated component of cable management systems, principle they exist to fix, retain and support cables. In addition, where short-circuit faults are anticipated, correct cleating will result in the containment of the cables during a fault and enable the circuit to continue operation with the […]

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