Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE)
There are lots of cables in the market as such you need to make the right choice when making purchase decisions. It is imperative to check out the type of jacket when choosing the compatibility with the application of connectors as well as environment. For instance, very cold temperatures will call for jacketed cables that maintain flexibility even at low temperatures. Chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) is a kind of thermoplastic. It can be used as an insulation material or a jacket material.
The nominal temperature ratings are between -200 C to 1050 C. The chlorine content is normally ranges around 34% to 44%. It has rapidly taken over the Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (CSPE) as an insulation material as it is more environmentally savvy and more pocket friendly. The CPE cable from Galaxy is jacketed to give protection as well as house the conductors found within the cable. The jacket is a very important aspect as it also safe guards the CPE wire or cable from any sort of mechanical damage that may ensue during cable installation or after installation. Jacketed cables such as CPE do not in any way work in the place of interior cable reinforced armors. They may however, provide a relative high level and limited protection.
Benefits of CPE
- It has high impact resistance. This is owed to the fact that it is normally used in blends with PVC-polyvinyl chloride.
- You can be sure that the cable will take you a long while because it is durable as it has a great anti-aging property.
- The blending with polyvinyl chloride makes the cable to have excellent weather ability.
- Do not worry about the cable ever self- igniting itself because it has a good anti-combustion property.
- Thanks to its great processing ability it can easily be shaped.
- It has high endurance to chemicals. This feature enables the cable to have long life expectancy when exposed to chemicals
- The stability is incomparable to none.
- The cable has excellent UV resistance.
- The flexibility of the CPE cable is excellent as this allows ease of use as well as prolonged flex life.
Disadvantages of CPE
It is highly permeable to gas. This is because the hydrogen evolves during combustion.
CPE is often used in environments that are very harsh. The texture of the surface of the cable is slightly rough with a low co-efficient of friction. It is also important to note that the cable not only light weight but also rigid. As earlier mentioned, the CPE cable has competitively low prices with regards to the provided UV resistance, level of oil and chemical.
Application of Chlorinated Polyethylene
As mentioned before, the CPE cable is utilized for the purposes of softening polyvinyl chloride foils. Peroxidically, CPE can be cross-linked to come up with an elastomer. In this way it can be used in the cable industry as well as rubber industry. Generally it is PVC put together with LDPE or HDPE film. This improves the toughness of the cable and wire. The films are used for the purposes of agricultural applications and pond liners.
Some of the common types of chlorinated polyethylene wire and cables available in the market are control cables, tray cables, instrumentation cables and power cables.
Nassau is one of the top rated suppliers of CPE cables and wires. We supply stock and custom wires and cables in several compounds, AWG sizes, voltage ratings and shielding constructions. Your choice to go with the different types of CPE cables and wires in the market will certainly be an excellent one. For assistance with choosing the appropriate cable for your project, get in touch with us today.