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Ellis Patents’ French connection

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Ellis Patents is preparing to take its message of safe cleating practice to an international gathering of the insulated power cable industry at its worldwide conference and exhibition later this month.

The leading cleat manufacturer will be attending Jicable 2011 in Versailles, France from June 20th to 23rd. The four yearly event is the industry’s key conference and is organised by leading names such as CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems), SYCABEL (Professional Association of Manufacturers of Electrical Wires and Cables) and SERCE (Association of Electrical Engineering and HVAC Companies).

Ellis Patents will appear at the technical exhibition element of the event, where they will showcase their high voltage Centaur cable saddle and Phoenix fire rated cleat, as well as underscoring the importance of third party approval and short circuit testing when it comes to specifying cleats.

Richard Shaw, managing director of Ellis Patents, said: “When it comes to safety and cable protection and preservation, the role of the cable cleat is of paramount importance.”

“Our aim in recent years has been to educate the market as to how vital it is that cleats are correctly specified and Jicable presents us with the perfect opportunity to communicate this message directly to leading figures in massively important sector.”

The Centaur cable saddle is a heavy duty cleat that was developed with the specific intention of providing fault protection for HV cables up to 400kV with a diameter range of 100 to 160mm. It has been used extensively in underground cable tunnels since its launch in 2009.

The Phoenix fire rated cleat was the first range specifically designed for use with fire protected (FP) cables. It is manufactured in 316L stainless steel and is proven to be fire proof and corrosion resistant, meaning it ensures FP cables will remain secure and continue working in the event of a fire.

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