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?
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.
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.