MSHA Ups Certification for Standard CIR to Seven Conductors
If you are a mining customer that enjoys using our standard CIR (Crush & Impact Resistant) cable for mining applications, MSHA has recently increased its certification to include cables of up to seven conductors.
Nexans AmerCable's CIR is a next-generation cable for mission-critical equipment operating in harsh environments. CIR passes the same stringent crush and impact tests required by UL 2225 for Type MC-HL without the use of external armoring.
Our industrial and mining customers find CIR's flexibility and ease of installation to be a perfect solution for applications where the potential of crushing or impact could cause downtime for critical equipment. CIR is rated also rated TC-ER for uses where a tray cable is not practical or cost-prohibitive.
According to Russ Van Wyck, AmerCable's Western Mining Regional sales manager, CIR is the most versatile cable AmerCable offers into the mining and industrial markets. "We make it in instrumentation sizes, control, power, several VFD constructions, Arctic Grade, direct burial, Class1, Div 1 and Div 2 which covers every installation in a mine. It's MSHA, IEEE, flexible, reusable and also rated for wet & dry locations. He concludes, "the only place you can't use it is in submersible or dynamic applications."
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