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Monthly Archives February 2014

Q&A: When Should A Hazardous Area Cable Joint Be Used?

Q&A: When Should A Hazardous Area Cable Joint Be Used?

Question: In what situation and applications should I use a Hazardous Area cable joint over a standard resin-filled joint? Answer: A Hazardous Area joint kit should be used if you have a requirement for your cable jointing solution, to be flame retardant, halogen-free or hydrocarbon resistant. All of our 3M Hazardous Area joints have been […]

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Q&A: Are bushing extenders available for Euromold Interface C bushings?

Q&A: Are bushing extenders available for Euromold Interface C bushings?

Question: Are bushing extenders available for the Nexans Euromold Interface ‘C’ bushings? I have noted extenders are available for Interface D and E bushings but cannot find any examples for the interface C range. Answer: Unfortunately 400series bushing extenders do not exist. Being a European-designed product, it as always felt that sufficient control could be […]

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ERICO Perform Fusing Tests on CADWELD Connections

ERICO Perform Fusing Tests on CADWELD Connections

ERICO, manufacturers of the CADWELD® range of exothermic welding equipment, recently carried out some fusing tests on their CADWELD connections at their HV laboratory in Solon, USA. In the tests, 10kA is applied until either the conductor or the CADWELD connection fails. To pass the test, the conductor must fail (melt) before the CADWELD connection does, […]

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