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Impervious Continuously Welded Armor - Power and Control Composite Cable
600 Volt UL Type MC-HL, CT Use, 90°C
XLP XHHW-2 Insulation
Mainly used for severe environments where maximum conductor protection is required. Has an armor resistant to water, gas and corrosive elements into the electrical core. Instrumentation and process and control uses of claims commercial and industrial pulp and paper, mining, and petroleum applications. UL permitted for continuous use at 90°C in wet or dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload conditions, and 250°C for short circuit conditions.UL listed, Type MC-HL per UL Standard 2225 for use in Class I, Division I hazardous locations. This cable has an economical alternative to wire in conduit systems due to the waterproof welded corrugated armor cable.
Soft bare annealed copper per ASTM B-3, Class B stranding per ASTM B-8 (compressed) or ASTM B-496 (compact).
Cross-linked polyethylene (XLP) per ICEA S-95-658 and UL Standard 44 for Type XHHW-2 conductors.
Soft bare annealed copper per ASTM B-3, Class B stranding per ASTM B-8 sized in accordance with NEC requirements.
Impervious continuously welded and corrugated aluminum.
Black flame-retardant and sunlight-resistant PVC.
• UL 1581 70,000BTU/hr flame test
• ICEA 70,000 BTU/hr and 210,000 BTU/hr flame test
• IEEE 383 70,000/hr flame test
• UL listed Type CWCMC to IEEE 45/IEEE 1580 (46 CFR Part 111.60-23) Marine Shipboard Cable.
• Meets requirements of CSA-C22.2 No. 0.3, -40°C cold impact test
Continuously Welded Armor - Power and Control Composite Cable
Welded armor-power and control cable is a power and control is useful for a wide range of applications involving transfer of power through an instrumentation system. The cable has a continuous welded armor to increase strength and stability. This cable among many other features is made of composite materials which set it as a unique product compared to other cables.
It is constructed using Soft bare and annealed copper material according to the ASTM B-3. The conductors are designed into two categories: Compact and stranded conductors, where the stranding is class B. It also has a grounding conductor sized according to NEC requirements.
Power and Control composite cable has an insulation system made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLP) according to ICEAS S-95-658 with UL Standard 44 for types XHHW-2 conductors.
The cable is welded continuously using a corrugated aluminum armor. This armor improves its protection from elements that would reduce its service life and structural stability.
Sunlight resistant PVC serves as the right jacket. It provides an overall protection to the conductors against external effects. It is tough, enduring, has high temperature rating and flame retardant.
This armored cable is mainly used in harsh weather conditions and applications where maximum conductor security is needed. Since it is well armored, it can serve in various industrial process where water, gas and corrosive elements are frequent. The cable doesn’t only serve in power transmission and distribution, it is also used to wire various control applications for mining, pulp, paper and petroleum systems.
The cable has UL permission, to be used in continuously at 900C in both wet and dry locations. It can also be used in 1300C emergency overload and 2500C for short circuit conditions. The wire is considered an economical alternative in conduit system installation due to its elaborate welded armor
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Frequently Asked Questions - Continuously Welded Armor Instrumentation Type MC Cable
What are the places that mainly use Continuously Welded Armor cables?
These cables can be seen in usage in chemical and petroleum industries which require electrical cables to be impervious to exposure of oil, chemical and gases. The armor gives these cables extra mechanical protection for hazardous conditions.
How many conductors can be installed in this type of cable?
Depending upon your requirements, you can get as many conductors as you want to be installed in the Continuously Welded Armor cable. When the conductor size is around AWG #14-10 you can even have 37 conductors installed. If you want to install 4 conductors with 2 ground wires, then you can go in for size AWG #8.
Can you have aluminum conductors in continuously Welded Armor cables?
Yes, you can. However, most of the time, these cables have Soft bare annealed copper conductors that are made as per ASTM B-3, ASTM B-8 when compressed and ASTM B-496 when compact.
What are the temperature requirements of the armored MC cable?
These cables are made to work continuously in temperature conditions such as 105°C in dry and wet locations. It can even work at 130°C when there is an emergency overload and 250°C when there is a short circuit.
Can I use Continuously Welded Armor indoors?
Yes, you can. They can also be used outdoors and in conduits, cable trays and direct burials. You can also use them in exposed or concealed wiring on walls or beams. They can be directly buried in wet and dry hazardous locations. They can also be used in ladder type cable trays and in just about any other application as long as it meets the industry requirements.
What are the standards that the armored cable meets?
All of our cables meet and exceed industry standards such as the following –
- UL listed
- UL Standard 1569
- Can be used in Class I, Division 1 and 2 hazardous locations
It also meets the flowing flame tests –
- UL 1581 70,000BTU/hr
- ICEA 70,000 BTU/hr and 210,000 BTU/hr
- IEEE 383 70,000/hr
How is the Continuously Welded Armor cable constructed?
It comes with an impervious armor that is continuously welded and corrugate. It is made of aluminum, which is cost-effective and efficient. The insulation is flame-retardant PVC shield made of an aluminum polymer tape. It also has an aluminum-polymer tape overall shield that gives full coverage and has a flexible drain wire made of stranded tinned copper. It also has a flame-retardant PVC inner jacket and a sunlight resistant PVC outer jacket.