The new Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands from Thomas & Betts are designed to terminate steel wire armored (SWA) and steel wire braid (SWB) cable for control, instrumentation, power, and telecommunications. Designed to meet European ATEX directives for protecting employees, the public and the environment from accidents due to explosions, Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands are applicable in oil and gas processing and marine environments.
“Oil and gas processing and marine environments often require armored cable for wire protection with a degree of flexibility,” says Chad Smith, vice president, product management and engineering, at Thomas & Betts. “Given the explosion risks found in these environments, meeting the ATEX directive from the EU ensures that the Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands are ideal for these applications.”
In addition to global certification for use in explosive environments, Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands are suited for low-smoke, halogen-free, and flame-retardant applications, and can operate in temperatures up to 194ºF (90º C).
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