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#196418 10/01/10 01:39 PM
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I work in a firm that build plants to do the concrete.

Usally we use to wire ours motors/sensors to the panelboards a type of cable named tray cable exposed run (TC-ER) UL LISTED.

If I need to buy a festoon cable for a particular section of the plant which kind I should purchase? Which specifications should have? Exist a TC-ER festoon cable?

Thank you.

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You should be looking for something similar to this.

If this is inside, be sure the insulation is rated to be used inside. (smoke and flame)

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Where do you intend to use the wire (country)? In Germany I think you'd likely use NYMT if not exposed to direct sunlight, or NYY fastened to a steel cable.

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I'll install this cable in Canada with 575V/3phase feeding.
I need to know if there is an article in the NEC about this kind of cable.
I should feed a trolley bucket. Do you have an idea how to do? usually we use TC-ER cable....about the festoon cable??

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The NEC does not apply in Canada, that is a issue for the CEC, Canadian Electrical Code.

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Ah...!!!You're right!!

However, meanwhile I wait to find CEC, someone could please help me??

Since, I couldn't consider my plant as a machinery but as a building, i.e. a group of panelboards wired together.

Which kind of cable I need for an industrial control equipment?

Which kind of cable I need for trolleys?

Thank you in advance!!!

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please...someone could help me???

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For control

Similar type for Power. in fact many of these cables are available in #2 or larger
anywhere from 10 #16 control wires to 4 #2 power wires

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