Cable cleats are safety-critical devices used in electrical installations to protect cables from excessive movement under high fault conditions. 

Failure to adequately protect cables in the event of a short circuit can cause damage to nearby infrastructure and have serious implications throughout the rest of an electrical system. 

To solve this issue, IPD offers Ellis’ wide range of cable cleats to ensure we can meet any project specification.

Ellis cable cleats are designed and tested in line with IEC 61914 standards. These standards outline a series of tests which can be used to assess the overall performance of a cleat’s design and provide a framework for comparing similar products from other manufacturers. 

Other aspects of construction and performance and covered by IEC 61914, include:

  • Material type – i.e. metallic, non-metallic or composite
  • Minimum and maximum declared service temperatures
  • Resistance to impact at the minimum declared operating temperature
  • The ability of the cleat to withstand axial slippage forces
  • Resistance to electro-mechanical forces
  • Resistance to UV and corrosion
  • Flame propagation

When selecting the right cable cleat for your installation, it is important to understand the specifics of the cable arrangement, as a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not work.

Cable cleats can typically accommodate single, trefoil and quadrafoil cable formations and are designed to withstand electromechanical forces of up to 200kA. 

Eliss cable cleats are manufactured from corrosion-resistant 316L grade stainless steel, making these suitable to secure substation and switchgear cabling in both offshore industrial and hazardous area locations. 

Ellis cable cleats are designed to withstand extreme temperatures ranging from -40°C to +60°C with a heavy impact rating. The cable cleat is supported by a liner manufactured from a low smoke zero halogen (LSOH) material and the closure fixings are manufactured from A4-70 grade stainless steel.

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by IPD, click to view our range of cable cleats.

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