November 2018

Special Focus: Instrumentation and Automation

New cable sealing system offers cost and maintenance savings for processing plants

Miles of cables of various diameters are routed into new process plants, industrial plants, petrochemical plants, refineries and other industrial applications.

Røe, M., Industrial Journalist

The list of cable types is long—high-voltage cables; low-voltage cables; cables for automation and process control systems; cables for communication, fire and safety; computer backup systems, etc. FIG. 1. Cables sealed by glands. All cables and pipes must be transited through walls or into cabinets, in and out of explosion-proof areas throughout the facilities. Traditionally, cables have been sealed using cable glands or compounds; however, a next-generation, certified, well-proven, modular-based sealing system is available for multiple cables. This system demonstrates substantial cost savings compared to the old cable glands. Next-generation

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