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Continuously Welded Armor - Control Cable
600 Volt UL Type MC, CT Use, 90°C
XLP XHHW-2 Insulation
Mainly used for severe environments where maximum conductor and electrostatic interference 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. Permitted for continuous use at 105°C in wet or dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload conditions, and 250°C for short circuit conditions. Approved for use in NEC Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations. Impervious continuously welded and corrugated aluminum armor cable is recommended as an economical alternative to wire in conduit systems.
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.
Impervious continuously welded and corrugated aluminum.
Black 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, NEC Type MC, UL Standard 1569
• 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 - Instrumentation Type MC Cable
Instrumentation involves taking of measurements using various phenomenon and during the process of obtaining data and even transmission of that very data, certain interferences may be incurred. This is where Type MC continuously welded armored cable is duly suitable during such circumstances for high accuracy where delicate measurements are involved. It is designed with technical features which make it ideal for this particular application.
It is constructed using copper. The conductor is soft, bare and annealed with optimized electrical properties. Class B stranding is done on the conductor as per ASTM B-8 and compressed. This improves both conduction and flexibility of the conductor. It could also be made of solid copper designed in accordance with ASTM B-496. Stranded conductors are appropriate for system connections where flexibility is needed while solid conductor cables are appropriate where strength and structural rigidity are vital.
The Instrumentation Type MC is insulated using Cross-linked polyethylene (XLP) material. It provides unyielding defense to cable conductors against a wide range destructive agents keeping it safe for a long time. Type XHHW-2conductors insulator is designed according to UL Standard 44. PVC jacket provides an overall protection.
As the name suggests, this cable has a continuously welded armor to strengthen it and provide it with support. The armor is made of corrugated aluminum.
Majorly used in areas with severe environmental conditions, where high conductor and electrostatic protection is required. The continuously welded armor is resistant to water, gas and other corrosive agents. Thus makes the cable suitable for applications where water and oil is in frequent contact with the system
The cable is also used in instrumentation processes of various industrial and commercial set ups like mining, paper and petroleum industries. It is able to tolerate high and extreme temperature operations in both dry and wet locations.
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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.