Talon Cable Cleats for Wind Energy Projects
Electrical cables in long vertical runs (e.g. wind turbine towers) are experiencing unusually high failure rates from cable restraint failures, product misapplication and poor installation practices. While it is no surprise that poor installation or misapplied conduit clamps or P-clamps are damaging cables, there are also reports of cable damage from mesh cable socks, cable ties and legacy cable cleats (esp. metallic cable cleats). Many of the failures are due to compression damage or cable slippage due to inadequate strain relief.
For long-term reliable operation, cables must be securely fastened by cable restraint products that are designed and tested to provide protection from static and dynamic forces. With their large clamping area, Talon® cable cleats offer a high level of axial resistance (strain relief) with low mechanical pressure on the cables. Additionally, Talon® cable cleat frames are manufactured from a proprietary high-strength polyamide resin that is electrically insulating, flame resistant, UV resistant, low smoke, zero-halogen and resistant to salts and many chemicals. Electrical contractors are taking advantage of Talon® cable cleats’ ease of installation (especially in ladder-type cable tray) for repair and retrofit projects where legacy products have failed.
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.