MCI Cable Glands Selection Guide
When selecting a MCI Cable Gland one must always check the following:
- CHECK: Cable type, size, dimensions and voltage.
- CHECK: Environmental conditions, dust, moisture, corrosive attack.
- CHECK: Hazardous areas classification and that the relevant specification is adhered to.
- CHECK: Thread type and size of gland entry.
- CHECK: The material of the enclosure (avoid Bi-metallic corrosion).
The most common fault experienced on hazardous area installations is incorrect selection and bad installation of Cable Glands.
- Will a Cable Gland that is certified "fit for purpose" meet all your requirements?
- There are necessary features that are not covered in the certification process. Does the Cable Gland meet your requirements for ingress of dust and moisture?
- Will the Cable Gland seals give long life and protection from water ingress under the typical heat cycling and operational conditions on site?
- Will the Cable Gland sealing range cope with the cable diameter tolerances without the need for special seals?
- Is the Cable Gland suitable for use on cables that exhibit ‘cold flow’ characteristics?
- Is the Cable Gland fast and easy to install with minimum parts and clear assembly instructions?
- Will the Cable Gland enhance safety on your site through ease of inspection?