Nexans Connectors – ATEX Certified For Hazardous Area Cable Terminations
Published 05 Feb 2018
by Chris Dodds T&D - estimated reading time 2 minutes
The following list is the current ranges of Nexans Connectors which are currently ATEX Certified for the safe termination and connection of medium/high voltage power cables into potentially explosive atmospheres designated as Zone 1 or Zone 2 according to the explosion risk – the following type products are all the Euromold brand of screened separable connectors and are used to terminate cables with polymeric insulation (XLPE EPR) into MV-HV Electrical Equipment located onshore or offshore.
Cable Connectors for 11kV 33kV Cables In Hazardous Areas
Nexans connectors currently listed and certified according to ATEX Hazardous Area Directive:
Joints & Terminations For Cables
In Hazardous Area Locations
Thorne & Derrick distribute MV-HV Joints & Terminations specified for use with power, control and instrumentation cables installed in hazardous areas where the risk of igniting the “Fire Triangle” precludes the use of naked flames and therefore heat shrink terminations or joints – manufactured from silicone rubber housing the Nexans AIN range of cold-applied cable accessories are slip-on terminations which do not require the application of naked flames to activate heat-shrink tubings.
Specially developed cable accessories including cable joints with resistance to aggressive hydro-carbons, flame and fire are available – standard resin cable joints already installed in hazardous area locations which require protection against potential fire can be over-wrapped with fire protection blankets to achieve fire resistance to the cable according to IEC 60331-11 & 21.
Nexans Connectors terminate MV & HV Cables, typically 11kV 33kV 66kV voltage classifications, into electrical equipment distributing medium/high voltage power – the connectors terminate cable onto all types of MV-HV equipment bushings in industrial applications and as outlined above for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.