Hazardous Area Cable Gland Features
Our cable gland range incorporates innovative features that along with safety, enable faster installation, facilitate inspectability of the cable gland in it's operable condition, prevent corrosion of the cable armour/braid and in some cases help to go beyond the requirement of merely having the appropriate certification. More detailed information on these features can be found in our article Why Should You Specify Cable Glands, which further emphasises why our cable glands are the lowest lifetime cost solution.
Unique Rear Sealing System
This arrangement offers IP66, IP67, IP68 (30 metres for 7 days), NEMA 4X and Deluge (DTS01) Ingress Protection. The seal is manufactured from a silicone material, has LSFZH properties, is ozone and oil resistant and is suitable for use at both high and low temperatures. The Rear Sealing System covers the entire range of cable diameters without the need for special seals and the cable acceptance range is stamped on the backnut for ease of inspection. The backnut can be hand tightened, with only one further spanner turn required to ensure IP66, IP67, IP68 and NEMA 4X.
Unique Inspectable Compound Chamber
Our revolutionary compound chamber has been designed with inspectability in mind. The pre-lubricated compound chamber can be removed once the compound has fully cured, allowing full inspection of the flameproof seal. If required, minor surface voids can be repaired in-situ. This unique patented compound chamber now forms the compound as well as providing a flameproof seal.
Zero Cable Damage
Our unique diaphragm sealing system does not damage cables which exhibit ‘Cold Flow’ characteristics. The diaphragm type seal is currently the only elastomeric seal to comply fully with IEC/EN 60079-14 and is therefore suitable on effectively filled ‘cold flow’ cables which would otherwise require barrier style cable glands. Our diaphragm seal is also unique in that it is the only flameproof elastomeric seal that can be visually inspected in operation – a real benefit to inspectors.
The Original Reversible Armour Clamp
The original RAC clamping system was invented by Hawke over 10 years ago and is a well established proven performer in all conditions. Simply by reversing the clamping ring, the cable gland can adjust to accommodate all types of cable armour or braid. Unlike many of our competitors, the correct stamping orientation is marked clearly with the armour size and backed up by the presence of a groove in the component. Our RAC clamping system is also fully inspectable when positioned on the cable.
Inspectable Deluge Seal
Our inspectable deluge seal offers IP66 and IP67 sealing and is certified as ‘deluge proof’ by ITS in accordance with DTS01. Indeed, our deluge seal is so good that it exceeds the expectations of the offshore industry by not only preventing ingress into the equipment, but also into the cable gland, which prevents corrosion of the cable armour.