When should you use instrumentation cables

Nowadays the manufacturing and processing industries function based on the electrical circuitry. In order to ensure a smooth and error free operation, and in order to exercise regulation and control over the circuit movements, the connecting cables need to be of superior quality and the right type based on the project requirement. In brief, they need to be durable as well as reliable. So if you are looking for instrumentation cables, always consult the leading and trusted manufacturers and dealers of instrumentation cables who will provide the genuine products which are quality assured and tested as per quality norms and standards.

Applications of Instrumentation Cables – These instrumentation cables are used in a variety of applications which are specifically designed for usage in communication and instrumentation applications in and in industries like oil exploration, cement, paper, steel, power generation etc. They are also used in process controls, transmission of signals, computers, control systems and monitor networks as well as in hazardous substances like petrochemical plants and thermal power plants.

 Types of Instrumentation Cables – Generally there are 2 types of Instrumentation cables, as below:

  • Type 1 – These type of instrumentation cables are either PE insulated and PVC sheathed cables or PVC insulated and PVC sheathed.
  • Type 2 – These instrumentation cables are either:
  1. PE insulated and PE bedded, single wire armour and PVC over sheathed
  2. PVC insulated and PVC bedded, single wire armour and PVC over sheathed

Features of Instrumentation Cables – The various features of an instrumentation cable can be listed as below:

  • Conductivity – The conductors in an instrumentation cable needs to be a plain copper wire which is either Class 1 or solid, Class 2 or stranded and flexible or Class 5.
  • Insulation – The instrumentation cables are insulated with any of the below:
  1. PVC ( Polyvinyl chloride)
  2. PE ( Polyethylene )
  3. XLPE ( Cross linked polyethylene )
  4. EPR ( ethylene propylene rubber )
  • Screening – Two insulated conductors are twisted to form pairs which are clustered and assembled and these pared conductors can be either unscreened, individually and totally screened respectively or completely screened for both. The screening materials is generally aluminium tape, copper tape or made from a copper wire braiding as per the application area and customer requirement.
  • Armouring – The armouring in an instrumentation cable serves to protect the cable in mechanical terms. However an instrumentation cable can be armoured or non-armoured, consult the leading manufacturers and dealers to suggest which one is apt for your project. The armour is generally of a galvanized steel wire, a tape or any braiding wire..
  • Sheathing – While the armour protects the instrumentation cables from mechanical damage of pressure or breakage, sheathing protects the critically functioning cables from moisture, abrasion and chemical reaction to the surrounding materials. Hence the sheathing component needs to be chosen and customised carefully. Here also, it is the trained technical staff who can guide you on the exact type of sheathing that is required for the instrumentation cable based on the surrounding conditions. The common types of sheathing materials used can be of the following:
  1. PVC ( Polyvinyl chloride)
  2. LSOH ( Low Smoke Halogen free )
  3. PE ( Polyethylene )
  4. EVA ( Ethylene Vinyl Acrylate )
  5. EMA (Ethylene Methyl Acrylate )

So consult the pioneer Instrumentation Cables Manufacturers today!