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Z-Kinking - Don't let this issue stop your critical oil & gas applications

Posted by R-SCC on Jul 20, 2020 6:31:24 PM

Installing cables that are not designed to withstand dynamic / flexing applications can lead to failure. Find out what causes Z-Kinking and how Exane's® PowerFlex and TorqueFlex products help you avoid this costly issue by downloading Marmon Electrical's white paper, "Z-Kinking: Risks to Performance and Prevention" by Damian Billeaudeau, National Sales Manager for Marmon Electrical‘s Oil & Gas group. 

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Topics: Exane Oil & Gas

RSCC Wire & Cable Statement on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted by R-SCC on Mar 16, 2020 4:01:25 PM

East Granby, CT – With the growing concerns of the coronavirus, RSCC Wire & Cable wants to assure our customers that we are being proactive so we can continue to deliver our products and services in a timely manner. At this time, we do not anticipate business interruption.

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RSCC introduces PermaLife full line of 60 year Qualified Medium Voltage Cables for Nuclear Power

Posted by R-SCC on Feb 5, 2017 1:44:00 PM

PermaLifeTM medium voltage is a jacketed single conductor power cable designed for applications in Nuclear Power Generating Plants and Substations.  It is intended for use in harsh and demanding environments and qualified for Class 1E applications (LOCA Qualified).  PermaLife combines the capabilities and commitment to Nuclear Utilities of RSCC Wire & Cable and The Kerite Company.

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What Are The Best UL-2196 Cable Solutions?

Posted by R-SCC on Dec 29, 2015 1:30:00 PM

In June 2012 UL learned of compatibility issues when Classified Fire-Resistive Cables were installed in systems where zinc was used as in interior coating in rigid steel conduits. At the high temperatures the zinc coating inside the conduit system vaporizes and interacts with the copper conductor creating a brass alloy. Brass melts at a lower temperature, which compromises the integrity of the electrical system causing premature failure. The UL-2196 test is designed to evaluate the performance of electrical circuit protective systems in severe fire events—specifically, when exposed to fire for 2 hours followed by the mechanical shock of a fire hose stream.

UL-2196 Cable Performance Testing Impacts The Following Projects:

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Topics: VITALink

Fire Rated Vs. Flame Retardant Cables

Posted by R-SCC on Dec 22, 2015 12:30:00 PM

There are differences between cables that are flame retardant and those that are fire rated. Flame retardant cables can resist the spread of fire but fire rated cables maintain circuit integrity and continue to work in the presence of fire. This article below will describe the differences between flame retardant and fire rated cables.

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Topics: VITALink

Cost Effective Solutions For Fire Rated Cables

Posted by R-SCC on Nov 11, 2015 12:41:00 PM

It’s important to have fire rated cables that meet UL 2196 and the requirements of the code as well as know which type of cable will work best as well as save you money. Two common types of cables to compare are metal clad (MC) and mineral insulated (MI). Each meets the requirements of the code, but are different when compared to labor costs. Time is money and you can be spending a lot of money for someone to appropriately install a cable. Know what the cost effective solution is between MC and MI cables.

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Topics: VITALink Fire Safety

What Are My Options For Fire Rated Cables?

Posted by R-SCC on Nov 5, 2015 1:30:00 PM

What do stadiums, road way tunnels, subways, high-rise buildings, and other essential structures have in common? Their construction requires fire-resistant wiring. Of course, there are codes and standards which require this, but it’s also common sense.

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Topics: VITALink Fire Safety

RSCC’s Safety-TEC ™ Cables Provide Enhanced Safety for Downhole Cable Installers in the Field

Posted by R-SCC on Sep 1, 2015 12:35:00 PM

RSCC Wire & Cable, Downhole Metal Clad business segment, East Granby, Connecticut, introduced its new Safety-TEC ™ cables to ensure safe stripping of tube encapsulated (TEC) cable jackets when installing permanent down-hole cable (PDC) in oil and gas drilling applications.

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RSCC Down Hole Metal Clad Adds PermaFlow ™ Control Line Products

Posted by R-SCC on Jul 17, 2015 12:38:00 PM

RSCC Wire & Cable, Downhole Metal Clad business segment, East Granby, Connecticut, introduced its new line of PermaFlow ® control line products for moving hydraulic or other fluid in smart well, permanent down-hole cable (PDC) applications.

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RSCC Exane ® and Oil and Gas Partners Display at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) May 2015

Posted by R-SCC on Apr 30, 2015 12:00:00 AM

RSCC's Exane ® will display at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 4-7, 2015, and the Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, Booth 4917.

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