You don't have time for downtime. As an industrial manufacturer, you are tasked with pushing your production equipment to capacity while simultaneously trying to reduce downtime. Maintenance management and service are essential for your plant to operate at the highest level possible while continuing to optimize efficiencies.
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.
It’s no secret that the shipyard industry is full of harsh conditions that threaten the operational life of traditional electrical wire and cable.
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®.
Can you think of at least one specific area in your plant where you’re replacing electrical cable pretty often?
The Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) market is positioned for growth with some reports predicting a market value greater than $20 billion by 2021. What's driving this growth? Advantages to using VFD such as tighter process control and cost savings achieved through improved efficiency, reduced energy usage, and decreased maintenance. While controllers and motors combine as the two primary components to VFD, there is one additional component that is often overlooked and yet it is key to achieving the above-outlined benefits: the cable.
In an industrial setting, it’s imperative to be aware of the chemicals coming into contact with your cable and how they may impact the life of the cable. The cable’s jacket can swell, bloat, or harden after exposure, and even penetrate to the cable itself. Being armed with this knowledge will help you choose a proper cable that will last.
Here are some of the common chemicals to which your industrial power cables may be subjected.
WHY HAVE AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN?
If we've learned anything from recent events, having an operations plan in case of an emergency plays a very important role in keeping your facility up and running and your people safe. Your plan can provide guidance to employees during an emergency and highlight potential issues in your facility, such as hazardous conditions and a lack of resources, that you may be able to fix prior to an emergency happening.
Cranes are essential to the steel-making process. They’re used for quick, safe loading and unloading of materials and they keep vehicles moving throughout the facility. Cranes also handle scrap or raw materials, liquid metal, and melting buckets. Constantly running, cranes are fully integrated into a steel mill’s processes. Here are the cranes used in the steel industry and the industrial power cables they require.