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#206037 - 05/13/12 10:13 AM Installing and using MICC
Owain Offline

Registered: 10/26/05
Posts: 19
Loc: Scotland,UK
I have scanned and PDF'd a BICC cables publication, "The Electrician's Mate" showing how to install and use Mineral Insulated cable. It includes a description of Earthed Concentric Wiring (TN-C) which is now no longer permitted to be connected to the public electricity mains.

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#206178 - 05/31/12 06:33 PM Re: Installing and using MICC [Re: Owain]
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Interesting stuff
I suspect that these days an electrician could go his whole life and never see MI cable.
Greg Fretwell

#206179 - 06/01/12 12:47 AM Re: Installing and using MICC [Re: Owain]
Tesla Offline

Registered: 06/16/04
Posts: 1280
Loc: Sacramento, CA
MI is difficult to install. It requires specific tools and talent.

It is, however, able to tolerate conditions that devastate all other conductors.

My personal favorite is motor leads to sewage pumps in a water treatment facility. Nickel coated MI can stand the vapors.

The other obvious need is where it's very hot or could be very hot: steel mills, rocketry, emergency circuits, nuclear power systems, and such.

All of which I'll never get involved with.

#206182 - 06/01/12 06:33 PM Re: Installing and using MICC [Re: Tesla]
adamh Offline

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 13
Loc: UK
There's still plenty of it about in the UK. MI used to be the standard for fire alarms and emergency circuits, and although more modern alternatives like Pirelli FP200 are now used instead, MI lasts so long there will be loads of it still in service for many years.
It is still used extensively on fuel sites and in other high explosion risk areas.

#206185 - 06/03/12 05:10 AM Re: Installing and using MICC [Re: Owain]
Texas_Ranger Offline

Registered: 12/17/01
Posts: 2332
Loc: Vienna, Austria
I think someone (Pauluk?) once posted pictures of an entire home wired with MICC once.


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