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The importance of cable cleats

Cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis, has reinforced the importance of cleats in cable installations by delivering a paper on the subject to major industry conferences in Kuwait and London.

Andy Booth, Development Manager, Ellis

The paper, ‘Why cable cleats are vitally important in the protection of cable installations’, was researched and written by the company’s Development Manager, Andy Booth (pictured) and was presented to the CIGRE GCC conference in Kuwait and the IET Reliability of Transmission Distribution Networks Conference (RTDN) in London last week.

“The role of the cable cleat in any electrical cable installation is of paramount importance in terms of safety and system integrity and this is a message we strive to deliver in everything we do,” said Booth. “These conferences provide an ideal platform to talk to and influence some of the major names in the worldwide electrical industry, something that pushes cable cleats further up the agenda.”

Ellis is no stranger to delivering its cleat message on the international stage. In 2010 the company delivered papers at the IET’s Developments in Power System Protection conference in Manchester and at the CIGRE Session in Paris. Furthermore, earlier this year the company was invited to deliver a paper at the CIGRE B5 Colloquium in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Our long term goal is to see cable cleats recognised as circuit protection devices so that their installation is properly regulated and the dangers caused by them being incorrectly specified or installed are consigned to the past,” added the Development Manager. “While the case for this recognition is already well proven – forces between cables reach their peak in the first quarter cycle, which is the point where cleats earn their crust, while in contrast, circuit breakers typically interrupt the fault after three or even five cycles by which time, if the cleats are under-specified, the cables will be long gone – the industry as a whole needs to be persuaded to act upon it.”

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