TPC Cable Glands for Hazardous Locations

By News Release | August 12, 2014

TPC cable glands for hazardous locations meet North American and European safety and performance standards.

TPC Wire & Cable Corp.TPC cable glands for hazardous locations announced a new product family of non-armored cable glands specifically designed for hazardous locations. The glands perform in temperatures from -60°C to +105°C (-76°F to +221°F) and offer a unique clamping system which allows one grommet to support a large range of cable O.D. variance.

The National Electric Code (NEC) refers to hazardous locations as an area where fire or explosion hazards exist due to flammable gases or vapors, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable fibers or filings. TPC Wire’s cable glands have North American approval ratings – CSA, cUS, NEC – as well as European certifications (per IECEx they are dual-certified for Ex-d and Ex-e environments plus they meet ATEX standards). Additional ratings include ABS, DNV, Lloyd, Inmetro, and PCT GOST.

TPC customers will benefit from the product’s durability and corrosion resistance and can be used in pumps, filters, scales, flow meters, and power supplies in oil and gas production, refineries, paint manufacturing, waste, agriculture, recycling, motion control, textile, and marine applications.

“Designing products capable of standing up to uniquely harsh environments is crucial,” said Paul Barras, TPC Wire & Cable product manager. “The products we build for use in highly abusive environments must meet strict safety standards and these cable glands will meet our customers’ needs.”

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