Medium Voltage (MV) power cables have a range of 2kV to 35kV and are used in the utilities industry for maintenance and repair of mobile substations, in industrial plant environments for power distribution, and in the mining industry for supplying power to drills, haulers, and more. Uses of medium voltage power cables are rising in popularity, so here’s what you need to know about them.
Mining is an inherently harsh environment. Applications expose cable to serious abuse, which is a common cause for failure in commodity cable. Choosing a high-performance cable, assembly or accessory is critical to maintaining safety and reducing labor, material and downtime costs. Even better, mining cable that is MSHA-approved will keep your site in good standing.
Mining is a tough job. Here's a look at the areas where your cable needs to be even tougher.
Long, summer holiday weekends are often the preferred choice for industrial plants managing a shutdown. Historically, the automotive industry tends to favor 4th of July weekend. This is not the sort of unplanned downtime that negatively affects productivity, adds unexpected materials & labor costs, and delivers a blow to revenue. This is a planned outage – the kind that’s good for business – because it leads to desired benefits like increased productivity, energy efficiencies, and expense management.
THHN is the most popular type of building wire. As defined by the National Electric Code (NEC), its intended use is for construction. However, engineers also commonly use THHN in machine tools, control circuits, and some appliances. In this blog post, you’ll learn the ingredients active in THHN wire and why, in some particularly harsh environments, it may not be the best choice. And you’ll make a new friend known by the name of Chem-Gard™.
A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is a type of controller that varies the frequency of the signal and voltage to control motor speed. Other common names for VFD include variable speed drive, adjustable speed drive, constant torque drive, inverter drive, and pulse width modulation (PWM) drive.
Choosing the right reeling cable for your crane application can feel like a game of chance. You’re not sure which one will do the trick so, with blindfold on and fingers crossed, you choose a cable, install it on the application, and hope for a win. If this particular game of chance sounds risky & reckless to you, you're in good company. Check out our handy-dandy guide for matching the right reeling cable to your crane application - simply scroll for the low-res embedded images or click to download the high-res .pdf. Then, read on to solve your biggest challenge related to a more elusive type of reeling cable.
It's February. And if you live in certain regions, there's no way to avoid it — low temperatures, snow, freezing rain and ice. Not lucky enough to live in a snow belt? Perhaps you operate in a warmer region but your plant runs applications that are frigid in nature. We're talking to you, too! Whether you're the former or the latter, freezing conditions require you to take additional steps to prepare your facility. Keep your plant operational by focusing on these three key areas.
2015 was stacked with new beginnings at TPC. And every development is improving TPC's ability to deliver customers the solutions they need to reduce downtime, increase productivity, and lower costs - both in the United States and abroad. If this year is any indication, even the sky won't limit TPC's ability to positively impact our customers and their industries in 2016 and beyond. Here are our top headlines.
THE RIGHT CABLE FOR ABRASIVE APPLICATIONS
Any degredation of your cable’s jacketing material as it moves across a rough surface is considered abrasion. Common causes of failure due to abrasive applications are having too thin of a jacket or too soft of a jacket that fails to protect your cable’s conductors or your cable’s shielding during operation.
STAY ON TOP OF INCREASING DEMANDS IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY
Electrical cables in the food and beverage industry are constantly exposed to a variety of abusive environments, such as constant washdowns, harsh chemicals, abrasion, heat, cold, flexing, constant motion and impact.