If you manage a drilling project, you know how demanding it is for the equipment to remain working properly. Drilling locations for gas or petroleum tend to have some unique conditions. The environment is harsh and in most cases, the equipment is designed to meet the needs. A cable like HW277 MULTI-CONDUCTOR CONTROL CABLE 0.6/1kV Armored 110°C Gexol® Insulation is made for use in drilling locations where the environments are highly demanding. These are areas with extreme high temperatures, extreme low temperatures, moisture, salt, and exposure to ozone. This control cable for instance is made using soft annealed tinned copper, which makes it have an excellent thermal performance, and good solderability. Such a cable also has reduced effect when exposed to oxidation and corrosion. So, what are the things you want to examine when you purchase the control cable 600/1000 volts?

Ability to resist corrosion

Corrosion is one thing that presents challenges to owners of drilling equipment and apparatus within the marine environment. The salty waters and grounds make corrosion a pretty damaging element to the machines, equipment’s, tools, and systems. That’s why it is recommended that you have control cables, which have been tested, approved, and certified to perform well under such conditions. First, the control cables may be made of soft annealed tinned copper. This means that the cable even without protection, it has properties that reduce effects of corrosion. Again, the cables are insulated and jacketed using materials that are resistant to corrosion or oxidation at high temperatures such cross linked polyolefin and arctic grade PVC.

Strand count

You probably want to have control cables that are flexible and easy to work with. The flexibility is provided by the small strands of soft annealed tinned copper. This means that they are easy to solder and install. Technicians working within the drilling rigs and environments to wire systems using control cables may find it an easy thing to do. There is also the element of vibration. Many a times, vibrations caused by the drilling equipment can affect the wiring. If the wires cannot withstand and counter the vibration, it may result in problems. The systems that have been wired using such materials may become damaged. High strand count ensures that you have a flexible control cable that resists effects of vibration.

Fire conditions for insulation and jacketing

Drilling environments may have poor ventilation. There may be is insufficient oxygen in the areas and people working there should be free from any elements that could produce noxious gases. The heat that is in the location may cause some systems’ parts to release dangerous gases. Where fire conditions are expected, halogen free insulation such as cross-linked polyolefin may be used. The insulation and jacketing should also be fire and flame retardant.

Protect your workers, systems, apparatus, equipment, and other components containing electrical wiring by ensuring that you get control cables meant for use in such areas. The control cables should be resistant to abrasion, heat, flame, moisture, oils, and chemicals. This way, you will ensure there are no downtimes, accidents, equipment failure, or other mishaps arising because an electrical wiring has failed. 

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