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Rayphen cable cleats also named cable clamps are a very important component when installing a cable. It is the most recommended component in almost every electrical installation.
If you are relying on our Rayphen cable cleats, you can be sure that your cables are retained, fixed, and supported correctly.
Even in an emergency or short circuit fault, Rayphen cable clamp will contain the cable without causing damage. It also enables the circuit to be restored once the fault has been dealt with.
In accordance with IEC 61914, the trefoil cable cleat is designed to secure electrical cables when it is installing at intervals along the length of the cables.
Rayphen Cable Cleats has been exported to over 200 global clients and installed to electric power project in the world.
Rayphen Cable Cleats is manufactured with high-quality raw material.
Rayphen has over 14 years of Cable Cleats manufacturing experience.
Cable Cleats manufactured by Rayphen is 100% strictly tested before shipment.
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Rayphen can supply various types of cable cleats to fix, support, and tighten the cable system in your specific applications. No matter what your application is, you can choose whether single cable cleat, dual cable diameter, trefoil cable diameter, quatrefoil cable diameter.
Rayphen cable cleats provide the necessary levels of resistance to electromechanical forces. All of our aluminum cable cleats achieve the following safety measures:
- Support conductors and cables
- Reduce the mechanical load (the cable may be exposed to under its own weight)
- Reduce the mechanical load (the cable termination may be exposed to)
Rayphen cable cleats are suitable for all environmental conditions such as onshore and offshore. They are manufactured for industrial applications.
Moreover, Rayphen aluminium metal cable cleats are used for operating voltages – specialist cable fixings for single cable or trefoil cable installations, Strong corrosion resistance and durability, and fire-resistant cable installations.
If you are a power cable system engineers, specifier, and designer, you must consider the correct cable fixing. You must also consider the securing system to protect MV, LV, or HV cables and provide safe and adequate restraint. These cable cleats will restrain the movement of cables during electrical fault conditions.
Rayphen has rich experienced in HV cable cleats manufacturing. At Rayphen, you rest assured with high-end cable cleat products at very competitive prices.
Through the years, Rayphen manufacturing company has sold numerous cable cleats to most clients. We are one of the best and most popular cable cleats manufacturers and suppliers all around the world.
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Cable Cleat – FAQs Guide
Q1.Define a Cable Cleat?
Cable cleats are defined as the electrical components that provide retention to the electric cables. They are installed on electric cables with sufficient space. This is a useful electric component that provides protection and support and limits wires’ movement.
The cable cleat is a kind of clamp used to manage the cables once installed. The cable cleats are helpful to stop the unnecessary movement of cables caused by external force or its weight. The cables remain in their actual position. These cable cleats are also known as cable fixing clamps.
The cable cleats are new electrical components that are very useful to arrange the cables properly. According to their numbering, the cables remain arranged in their rows and avoid the cross-arrangement phenomenon. It also eliminates the risk of eddy current loss generation.
The cable cleats are used at various commercial and public places to fix the fire-resistant cables, building branch cables, mining cables, tunnel cables, high-voltage power distribution, cable wiring, and flame-retardant cables.
Q2.What is the purpose of Cable Cleat?
The main purpose of cable cleat is to protect the electric wires by providing resistance against electromechanical forces.
The cable cleats make sure that the electric cables are tight, and in uncertain events like a short circuit, they do not get damaged.
Not only that, but the cable cleats are the best option to secure electric installations by retaining MV, HV, and LV power cable systems.
Q3.What are different types of Cable Cleats?
According to its function, like high-voltage cabinet cable cleat, aluminum alloy HV cable cleat, OPGW/ADSS cable cleat, and trefoil cable cleat, there is various type of cable cleats.
HV Cabinet Cable Cleat:
These are high voltage cable cleats that are useful to provide high protection to your cables. HV cable cleats are available in one core to clamp one cable or three cores to clamp three cables in one cable cleat.
Figure 1 – HV Cabinet Cable Cleat
Aluminum Alloy HV Cable Cleat:
Aluminum alloy HV cable cleats are very safe and you can use them in both outdoor and indoor places. These cable cleats are made with high-quality aluminum alloy and adopt a low-pressure casting process.
Figure 2 – Aluminum Alloy HV Cable Cleats
OPGW/ADSS Cable Cleat:
OPGW (Optical Ground Wire) and ADSS (All-Dielectric Self-Supporting) cable cleats secure the OPGW and ADSS cables at different places. These cable cleats are light-weight made with stainless steel, hot-dip galvanized steel material, and surface with hot-dip galvanized flat iron.
Figure 3 – OPGW / ADSS Cable Cleat
Trefoil Cable Cleats:
The trefoil cable cleats are useful in supporting the cables that are used to distribute the power by three single-core cables. These are high-temperature-resistant cable cleats that resist the heat between 40°C – 120°C.
These cable cleats can protect electric cables against fire or flames.
Figure 4 – Trefoil Cable Cleat
Q4.Which material is used to manufacture Cable Cleats?
Various kinds of materials are used to manufacture cable cleats. They can be made with high-strength anti-corrosion aluminum alloy and ethylene-propylene rubber. The structure to tighten the cable uses bolts, and the cable hoop is compact.
Trefoil cable cleats are made by using polyamide, glass fiber reinforced. The trefoil cable cleat’s crimping line is hard, which cannot be deformed easily.
Q5.What are safety measures taken in the manufacturing of Cable Cleats?
Cable cleats are manufactured by complying with international quality standards. Companies consider user and equipment safety as a first preference while manufacturing the cable cleats.
Several quality check procedures and tests are performed to make the cable cleats a most secure and reliable product.
Q6.How to install the Cable Cleats?
Correct installation of cable cleats is much necessary to protect the people, cables, and systems.
In case the cable cleats are wrongly installed, or there are any flaws in the installation, it may damage the whole system and personal injuries due to a short circuit.
Few things to do before installation of cable cleats:
Step 1: Determine your cables
First of all, you have to decide the type of cable you will use. You can choose single or multi-conductor cables. Evaluate the cable O.D. If installing the grounded wire in the cable cleat, you will need the ground wire O.D..
Step 2: Select relevant cable cleats
Now it is time to choose the best cable cleats according to your system and cables. There are various types of cable cleats that you can use to install in your system, one core or 3 cores, the cable diameter, and voltage.
Step 3: Calculate cleat spacing and install Cable Cleats
Appropriate spacing between cable cleats is important to make it more useful and keep it working up to the mark. Mark the cables after calculating spaces and install the cable cleats on them.
After determining all system and cable requirements and calculating the spacing, open the packing cable cleat and check whether they are according to your system and cable requirement? If yes, then follow the below steps to install it:
There are two installation methods of cable cleats; tile installation method and lead-up / lead-down installation method.
Tile installation method:
- Disassemble the cable cleat and prepare the base of the whole construction tunnel and cable trench on the cross arm.
- Put the cable on the base of cable cleats across the tunnel
- Put the cable on both back and upper covers, close the cleats and tighten the screws to fix them properly
Lead-up / lead-down installation method:
- Disassemble the cable cleat and prepare the base on the cross arm that will lead up and lead down
- Directly put the cable in the groove of the cable cleat
- Close its cover and tighten them with screws
Q7.How tight is too tight while installing Cable Cleats?
The cable cleats are fastened with threaded nuts and bolts. This tightens the grip of the cable. The tight grip is beneficial for the cable cleat as it provides more safety. But over-tight cable cleat is not good. It may damage the construction and outer jacket of the cable.
To avoid over-tightening, just fill the gap between the cable and liner of the cable cleat. It should not change or make an impression on the jacket of the cable.
Q8.What are some benefits of Cable Cleats?
Cable cleats are the best electric components that are used to protect cables. Here are some benefits of cable cleats:
- It helps manages the cables in networking and prevents extra movement of cables.
- It provides protection and restraint to the cables against electro-dynamic forces.
- It reduces the mechanical load of exposed cables.
- Provide neat and correct ordered for the installation of cables
- You can use the cable cleat to attach the cables with a mounting surface like ladder, strut, tray, or rail to retain the cables
Q9.How heat resistant are Cable Cleats?
Cable cleats provide high protection against short circuits, so these are made to resist temperature.
Trefoil cable cleats can resist against temperature range between 40oC to 120oC.
The melting point of aluminum is 600oC, so aluminum cable cleats can resist heat less than that melting point.
Fire-resistant cable cleats can resist heat between 850oC to 950oC or up to 1000oC.
Q10. What kind of cables are protected with Cable Cleats?
Different types of cable cleats are used to protect different kinds of cables. You see the detail below:
Aluminum alloy high-voltage Cable Cleat:
These cable cleats are suitable to fix the high-voltage cables, mining cables, and tunnel cables.
OPGW / ADSS Cable Cleat:
OPGW / ADSS cable cleats protect the optical cable lines and the first and end poles. The upper continuous poles. These cleats are helpful to fix optical cables vertically and horizontally on the pole. These cleats prevent the cables from unnecessary movement and avoid abrasion of these cables.
High-voltage cabinet Cable Cleat:
HV cabinet cable cleats are suitable to ix the single high-voltage cables, medium-voltage cables, high-voltage cables, and cables made with polyethylene with insulation properties. These cleats prevent the movement of cables and stabilize them on a specific plane and triangular iron.
Q11. What are the benefits of installing high-quality Cable Cleats?
The basic purpose of installing a cable is to protect electric cables, manage the cables, and provide resistance against short circuits.
Installing low-quality cable cleats may not fulfill the safety requirements properly. They provide poor protection and have low resistance against heat and short circuits.
That is why it is always recommended to use high-quality cable cleats to provide maximum protection to the cables and other electrical systems.
Q12. What is the correct size of Cable Cleat for SWA cables?
The following chart provides the details of the correct size of cable cleats against each SWA cable:
Figure 5 – Cable Cleat Size Chart
Q13. Are Cable Cleats waterproof?
Yes, as cable cleats are the best fit for all kinds of weather, they can also work fine at moisturized and wet places.
Q14. Can we use Cable Cleat for the Cable Tray?
You can use the cable cleats with a cable tray to arrange the cables and fasten them. Cable trays are mostly used in industrial places. So, attaching the cable cleat with them can reduce the mess and unnecessary movement of cables.
Q15. How to choose the best Cable Cleat?
Choosing the best cable cleat is very important. But it always depends on the application for that you want to install the cable cleats. You can select trefoil cable cleats, single-core cable cleats, or quad-core cable cleats as per your application.
You should consider the following points while choosing the best cable cleat:
- Cable formation (flat/parallel formation of single-core, multi-core cables, trefoil formation)
- Cable diameter
- Cable type (single-core or multi-core and low voltage, medium voltage, or high voltage)
- Short circuit rating (Maximum Peak Fault (kA))
- Expansion and contraction
Q16. What is the difference between Cable Cleats and Cable Ties?
The main differences between cable cleats and cable ties are:
- Cable cleats are made with different kinds of materials, while cable ties are made only with stainless steel or Nylon.
- Cable cleats are more expensive as compared to cable ties
- Cable ties can be installed quickly as compared to cable cleats and provide a better level of risk mitigation
- Cable ties provide more protection against short circuit as compared to cable cleats
Q17. What is the mechanical strength of Cable Cleats?
A cable cleat’s mechanical strength is determined by performing a mechanical tensile test. But this test does not determine the cable cleat’s real mechanical strength.
The reason behind this is that, during the test, an external force is applied in a controlled manner. That differs from the actual force applied in a natural short circuit situation.
Q18. What are single-core Cable Cleats?
Single-core cable cleats are used to protect the single cables. These cable cleats protect the low voltage, medium voltage, and voltage cables in short circuits.
Single-core cable cleats can also be made with aluminum alloy or polyamide.
Q19. What are Cable Cleat accessories?
The cable cleats are made by assembling different components and accessories. Several accessories are used, along with different kinds of cable cleats. These components are comprised of a cleat body, springs, bolts, and non-slip insulation pads.
The body of cable cleats is made corrosion resistant, strong, and insulated. The bolts are also heat resistant as heat treated while manufacturing process.
Q20. What is the importance of Cable Cleats in wiring installation?
Cable cleats are an essential part of wiring installations. They play a vital role in arranging the wires in both electrical and non-electrical wirings.
Cable cleats properly manage the wires and protect them from the short circuit.
Q21. What is the loop strength of Cable Cleats?
Loop strength of cable cleats is explained in the following table:
Figure 6 – Loop Strength of Cable Cleats
Q22. What are the major tests and approvals in the manufacturing of Cable Cleats?
Under IEC 61914, the following tests and approvals are performed in the manufacturing of cable cleats:
- Short circuit testing
- Mechanical tensile test
Q23. What are flexible and rigid cable systems?
In many applications, there is a high movement of cables due to the thermos-mechanical effect. There are two cable design systems to accommodate this; flexible cable and rigid cable systems.
Flexible cable system:
A flexible cable system is when the LV and HV cables can freely move between fixing points. This movement can be horizontal or vertical.
Rigid cable system:
In this cable system, low voltage and high voltage cables are rigidly fixed. The cable cleats are used to fix their movement to remain in the structure.
Q24. How to determine the strength of the Cable Cleat?
The method to calculate the strength of cable cleat is explained in the following example:
Installation= cable ladder
Peak fault= 110kA
Cables of 38mm outside diameter in trefoil.
Figure 7 – Determining the Strength of Cable Cleats
This force can be compared to cable cleat loop strengths to fulfill specific cleat spacing requirements. In the above example, the recommended cleat was emperor cleat (LS: 63,000) in every 900mm spacing.
Q25. What is the difference between Aluminum, HV, and Trefoil Cable Cleats?
Aluminum cable cleats provide high resistance against short circuits and are used at hazardous area cable installations. These cable cleats are made to face an extremely aggressive environment.
HV cable cleats can be made with nylon or aluminum. These cable cleats are installed in comparatively less harsh environments and on electric cables between 11kv to 33kv.
Trefoil cable cleats are normally installed to retain three-phase cable formations. It can be made with aluminum, stainless steel, or galvanized steel. These cable cleats can provide short circuit protection between 73.4kA to 136kA.
Q26. Are there any chances of corrosion of Cable Cleats?
While choosing the cable cleats, considering corrosion is most important. Various cable cleats are made with different materials and installed in various environments.
Galvanic corrosion occurs when dissimilar contact of two materials takes place. The risk of high corrosion also occurs when you use more anodic material that accelerates the corrosion.
Q27. What are the main types of corrosion?
The main types of corrosion are:
- Uniform Corrosion
- Crevice Corrosion
- Stress Corrosion Cracking
- Galvanic Corrosion
- Intergranular Corrosion
- Pitting Corrosion
Q28. How to protect Cable Cleats from corrosion?
There are few things to consider to protect the cable cleats from corrosion.
- Choose the cable cleats that are more cathodic than their support structure.
- The anodic metal has a larger surface area than the cathodic metal that can reduce the effects of corrosion.
- It preferable to use the cable cleats made with aluminum alloy in a place where is more risk of corrosion
- Usually, corrosion occurs due to saltwater or impure water. So, protect cable cleats accordingly.
- Separate the dissimilar metals with the polymer separation washers
Q29. What information is required to buy and specify Cable Cleat?
You should know the exact cable size and its diameter before purchasing the cable cleats. Understand the system and application on which you want to install the cable cleats.
It is better to take an expert’s services who can guide you to choose the best cable cleats according to your system and application.
Q30. Except for Cable Cleats, can we protect electrical cables in other ways?
Various components are used to manage and fix the cables like cable ties, cable clamps, etc. Each component has a different function and usability according to the application and system requirements.
Cable cleats are most commonly used at industrial places and networking sites. They provide the best experience in the protection of electrical cables and systems.
Q31. Do I need an inspection of Cable Cleats after purchasing it?
Although the inspection process is performed of finished products by the quality check team in the company. However, you can also perform the inspection process at your end for your satisfaction and protection.
- check if the products are received in proper packing and the packing is not damaged or torn from any side
- make sure the cable cleats are not damaged and they remain in their original shape
Q32. What are the storage requirements for Cable Cleats?
You can store the cable cleats in any indoor place. The surface should not be wet on which cartons are placed.
Q33. Can Cable Cleats be repaired?
No, cable cleats cannot be repaired once damaged. Not the cable cleats are damaged with corrosion. So, it is recommended to protect them from corrosion and replaced them once damaged.
Q34. Do you provide a warranty for Cable Cleats?
Cable cleats are long-lasting products. There are very few chances of any fault or damages. So, various companies provide lifetime warranty for the cable cleats.
Q35. How to increase the useful life of Cable Cleats?
Just use high-quality cable cleats for better performance and effective protection. Just protect them from salted or impure water. Salted or impure water can damage your cable cleats with corrosion that can reduce its useful life.
You can also use cable cleats made with stainless steel material if you think that there is a corrosion risk at the place where it is installed.
Q36. Define high-voltage Cable Cleats?
The cable cleats used to protect the cables 11 kV/33 kV and 66 kV/132 kV are called high-voltage cable cleats. These cleats are used in tunnels, distribution systems, and electric power transmission.
Q37. What voltage is considered high-voltage for a Cable Cleat?
You should always install the cable cleats as per the correct cable size and voltage capacity. Installing low-voltage cable cleats on high-voltage cables may not properly protect and damage the wires system.
According to the layman’s terms, 220v and above voltage is considered the high voltage for cable cleats. You can use high-voltage cable cleats for the cables above 220v cables.
Q38. What are the types of Cable Cleats according to their functions?
According to the functions, cable cleats are divided into 4 types:
- Low voltage cable cleats
- Medium voltage cable cleats
- High voltage cable cleats
- Fire-resistant cable cleats
Q39.Explain the characteristics and benefits of Cable Cleats?
Cable cleats are the best electric components that protect electrical systems and cables. These components provide strong resistance against a short circuit. And are helpful to manage the cables.
The cable cleats come up with the best quality, flexible installation options, and matching screws. These cleats are very durable and long-lasting, with the lowest risk of rusting.
Further benefits of cable cleats are:
- Cable cleats are manufactured using advanced technology to ensure a high-quality appearance and the best mechanical performance.
- The surface of cable cleats is smooth and without burrs, and the structure is also beautiful and attractive.
- The non-magnetic high-quality aluminum alloy material is used, which prevents the eddy current loss and hysteresis loss.
- The cable cleats are very useful to protect the cables and increase their performance as different protective features and components, like rubber pads, corrosion resistance, light-weight, are part of cable cleats.
Q40. What are the advantages of high-voltage cabinet Cable Cleats?
High-voltage cabinet cable cleats can are installed at high-voltage cables and provide strong resistance against short circuits. These cable cleats can be used in harsh environments and have a long useful life compared to normal cable cleats.
Q41. Describe the technical requirements for Cable Cleats?
Determine the proper cable size you want to install the cable cleat. Deeply examine the system requirements and select the cable cleat according to that.
Take the expert’s services to decide the correct cable cleats and to install them in your system.
Q42. What is the main difference between the cable band and Cable Cleat?
Cable bands are similarly used as cable ties. These bands are made to bear harsh environmental conditions. But provide less protection against short circuits as compared to cable cleats.
The mechanical strength of cable cleats is 30,000Nm that can provide strong resistance against short circuits.
Cable cleats are also oil resistant with high durability to alkaline, petroleum, and other petroleum products. They are anti-ozone, anti-radiation to resist ultraviolet rays and stay stable against ozone.
Cable cleats can manage single, double, or multilayer cables of low and high voltages.