Cables, Wires & Accessories for the South African Steel Industry
Steel is crucial in many industries, like construction, transportation, and machinery. It's considered the most important metal today. To make steel, we start by creating liquid pig iron from specific materials, and then we turn it into crude steel in steel mills. This process involves very high temperatures, sparks, and harsh chemicals. The cables and accessories used in production must be rugged to withstand these conditions.
Before the energy reaches the plants, we need a reliable power supply system around the site, and it requires special cables and wires for the steel industry that meet strict standards. Depending on the application, we need different types of cables with specific insulation and protection. HELUKABEL South Africa has various products for this unique industrial setting, including control cables, data cables, and cable glands. We also offer underground and medium voltage cables for connecting transformer stations to the factory premises.
For instance, we've developed the MULTITHERM 400-ES specifically for the steel industry. It has strong braided high-grade steel protection, making it resistant to harsh substances like casting powder and hydrofluoric acid, as well as mechanically durable. This control cable can handle temperatures up to 400°C. The HELUTHERM 1200/1200-ES can withstand temperatures up to 1,100°C thanks to its special core insulation of silicone-impregnated glass-fibre braiding.
Our THERMFLEX 180 EWKF can be used at temperatures up to 180°C. Its outer sheath and core insulation are made of a unique silicone rubber material, providing excellent resistance to abrasion and notching, resulting in a longer lifespan. This control cable is available in shielded and halogen-free versions and is also resistant to various chemicals.
In the realm of cable accessories, we offer heat-resistant cable protection conduit systems. For example, our HTP conduit is designed for high-temperature protection and can handle short-term use at temperatures of up to 1,090°C, thanks to its silicone jacket containing iron oxide. Our HELU-S-RK-N cable lugs made of nickel can be used at temperatures up to 500°C, and our metal conduit with Agraff profile made of stainless steel can handle temperatures up to 600°C.
The MULTITHERM 400-ES, for example, was developed especially for the steel industry. It is equipped with an additional robust braided high-grade steel that protects it from aggressive substances such as casting powder and hydrofluoric acid, and it makes it mechanically highly resilient. The control cable can be used at temperatures up to 400°C. The HELUTHERM 1200/1200-ES can withstand temperatures of up to 1,100°C and therefore has a special core insulation consisting of glass-fibre braiding impregnated with silicone.
In the THERMFLEX 180 EWKF, usable at up to 180°C, both the outer sheath and the core insulation are made of a special silicone rubber material. In addition, the sheath is particularly resistant to abrasion and notching, which makes it far more resilient than a normal silicone cable. A longer life cycle is thus guaranteed. This control cable is also available in shielded and halogen-free versions. In addition, it is resistant to high-molecular oils, plasticisers, diluted acids and alkalis as well as oxidants.
In the field of cable accessories, HELUKABEL offers heat-resistant cable protection conduit systems. For example, the HTP conduit for high temperature protection, which has a high insulation factor due to the silicone jacket containing iron oxide, can be used at 1,090°C for a short time. In addition, the HELU-S-RK-N cable lugs made of nickel can be used for temperatures up to +500°C, and the metal conduit with Agraff profile made of stainless steel can be used for temperatures up to +600°C.
We look forward to assisting you in identifying the best products for your specific application and to answering any questions you might have.
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