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Posted by TPC Team on February 5, 2019



THHN is the most popular type of building wire. As defined by the National Electric Code (NEC), its intended use is for construction. However, engineers also commonly use THHN wire in machine tools, control circuits, and some appliances. In this blog post, you’ll learn the ingredients active in THHN wire and why, in some particularly harsh environments, it may not be the best choice. 

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Topics: Products, Chem-Gard, Food & Beverage


Posted by TPC Team on January 15, 2019



Can you think of at least one specific area in your plant where you’re replacing electrical wires and cables pretty often?

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Topics: Wood, Paper, Pulp, Steel, Food & Beverage, Automotive, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Transportation, Mining


Posted by TPC Team on January 7, 2019




You don't have time for downtime. As an industrial manufacturer, you are tasked with pushing your production equipment to capacity while simultaneously trying to reduce downtime. Maintenance management and service are essential for your plant to operate at the highest level possible while continuing to optimize efficiencies.

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Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime


Posted by TPC Team on January 2, 2019



When unexpected downtime occurs because of a lack of proper tools and accessories, the result can be both frustrating and costly. Electrical maintenance professionals need the right industrial grade cable tools and accessories to get the job done safely, accurately, and efficiently while simplifying repairs and replacements.

 

Having the right tools readily available for wire and cable maintenance needs can make a big difference in scheduled and unscheduled repairs.To reduce downtime and get the best use out of each tool, there are some key properties
for electrical maintenance professionals to consider. 

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Topics: Maintenance, Wire and Cable Tips, Products


Posted by TPC Team on December 21, 2018



A variable frequency drive (VFD) is a type of controller that varies the frequency of the signal and voltage to control motor speed. Other common names for VFD include variable speed drive, adjustable speed drive, constant torque drive, inverter drive, and pulse width modulation (PWM) drive.  

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Topics: Maintenance, Wire and Cable Tips, Products, Direct Current, Alternating Current


Posted by TPC Team on December 19, 2018



Improve Boiler Efficiency with Soot Blower Systems

Many of today's heating and processing applications are powered by steam and hot water. The technology used for generating heating or process energy is called a boiler.

As you may already know, boilers can be both a highly efficient and a cost-effective solution for generating energy. One way to keep your boiler running efficiently is to make sure it is kept clean.

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Topics: Application Sharing, Maintenance, TPC Wire & Cable, Products


Posted by TPC Team on December 6, 2018



Remember when you didn't need a computer science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to actively diagnose automotive issues? If something was wrong, you just tinkered with the parts.

Sure, maybe we're over-exaggerating, but most new cars are, essentially, computers. They contain On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) systems that monitor the performance of major components and generate codes to indicate if something has gone awry.

Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are how an OBD II Interface system pinpoints and transmits issues to automotive technicians, so it’s essential that technicians be able to understand the codes to quickly identify the problem
to minimize associated downtime.

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Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Products, Custom Cable, Automotive


Posted by TPC Team on December 3, 2018



Electric wire and cable systems are the lifeline of any industrial application. If one of your cables fail — the entire system comes to a halt, leaving you with costly downtime.

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Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Products


Posted by TPC Team on November 28, 2018



As you know, the medium voltage cable business is full of risk if not carefully handled. When working within a 5kV to 35kV medium voltage range, it’s easy to keep your schedule top of mind, but safety has to come first. Do you have a deployment strategy? How does it perform for you?

Many companies talk about how safety is their top priority and promote the extra precautions they are taking to ensure personnel safety, but all too often, we hear of recordable injuries that could have been prevented by taking a few extra steps.

Think about these five considerations when choosing how to deploy your medium voltage power cables:

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Topics: Utility Industry, Temporary Power, Medium Voltage Cable


Posted by TPC Team on November 26, 2018



In the world of medium voltage, there are specific cables and designations to be aware of. While they may appear
to be similar, there are important differences that can help you avoid potentially dangerous risks by understanding which cables to use for your precise applications.

Medium voltage applications require cables that are designed specifically to handle voltages ranging from 5kV to 35kV, sometimes called Type-MV, Type-SH, and Type MV with concentric neutrals.

Let's examine each of these three medium voltage cables more closely and go over the similarities and differences between them.

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Topics: Medium Voltage Cable, Utility Industry, Temporary Power, Industry Insights

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