Hazardous area cable glands cost very little but can save huge amounts on equipment failures, particularly as the heavier weather of the autumn months sets in.
While the winter may be the coldest season, autumn often sees very unsettled conditions with strong winds and heavy rain – all of which can penetrate into cable systems.
Hazardous area cable glands help to protect hazardous area equipment against such risks, by sealing the connection between the equipment and the cables running to it.
This typically also improves the safety of the equipment in general terms, as it can protect against exposure to fire damage and gas leaks as well.
Strong cable glands can also physically strengthen the connection, so that the cable cannot be pulled out of position so easily.
Despite all of their applications – and the high value of the hazardous area equipment they protect – cable glands are extremely cheap in relative terms, making it well worth spending a little extra on a component with added strength and performance.
Stainless steel and nickel-plated brass, as well as plain brass, are all common materials for hazardous area cable glands, while if metal cannot be used, nylon offers a great alternative option.