International cable cleat standard IEC 61914, Edition 2.0

The international cable cleat standard (IEC 61914, Edition 2.0, 2015, cable cleats for electrical installations) specifies requirements and tests for cable cleats that are used to secure electrical cables.  To fully comply with the standard, cable cleats must pass tests for resistance to flame propagation, impact and ultraviolet light exposure, as well as for lateral retention.  The standard includes optional tests for axial retention and resistance to electromechanical forces.  Among the revisions that greatly improve the standard is a warning the equations in Annex B should not be used to extrapolate forces from short circuit test results.  The president of Talon Products, Charles A Darnell, PE represents the US on the IEC subcommittee responsible for IEC 61914.  Mr. Darnell stated, “it is important for our customers to understand the electromechanical forces involved during short circuits.  Talon Products is pleased to assist customers using in-house software that is based on the Lorentz Force Calculation.”

Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA.

Talon® cable cleats utilize interlocking frames that simultaneously enclose cables and a support rung.  In addition to securing cables subject to lateral and torsional forces, Talon® cable cleats provide axial strain relief for vertical and horizontal cables.  You can trust Talon® cable cleats to maintain constant vigilance over your cables and cable support systems.  Only Talon® cable cleats — Hold the Cables. Hug the Rung.®

More information on Talon® cable cleats is available at www.HugTheRung.