CMP Products: Specialists in Cable Glands & Cleats
In 1957, cable glands, or connectors, as they are more commonly known in Canada, were introduced by British Engines Limited, marketed under the CMP brand. These have been continuously developed to meet increasingly difficult industry conditions and ever-changing domestic and international standards. CMP Products are a world leader in the field of cable connecting for industrial and hazardous area installations, designing, manufacturing, and distributing cable connectors, thread adaptors, thread reducers, stopper plugs, breathers, drain plugs, and accessories, with comprehensive global third-party certification.
The connection point between a box or enclosure and a run of wire or cable can be one of the weak links in an electrical system. Texcan stocks a full line of cable connectors to provide safe electrical service in areas exposed to weather, water, oil, dirt, and other contaminants. The connectors are suitable for use in many industries including oil and gas, marine, pulp and paper, mining, commercial, and utilities, among others. They are approved for use in ordinary or wet and hazardous locations.
Cable Connectors are mechanical cable entry devices, which can be constructed from metallic or non-metallic materials, or a combination of both. They are used throughout all industries in conjunction with cable and wiring used in the electrical, instrumentation, and automation systems. Cable Connectors may be used on all types of electrical power, control, instrumentation, data, and telecommunications cables.
Cable connectors are used as a sealing and terminating device to ensure that the characteristics of the enclosure which the cable enters can be maintained adequately. The main functions of Cable Connectors are listed briefly as follows:
- Cable Connectors may provide environmental protection by sealing on the outer cable sheath, excluding dust and moisture from the electrical or instrument enclosure.
- Cable Connectors may facilitate ground continuity in the case of armored cables, when the Cable Connector has a metallic construction. In this case Cable Connectors may be tested to ensure that they can withstand a minimum short circuit fault current peak corresponding to that of the cable armor.
- Cable Connectors may provide a holding force on the cable to ensure adequate levels of cable pull out resistance.
- Cable Connectors may provide additional sealing on the part of the cable entering the enclosure, when a high degree of ingress protection is required.
- Cable Connectors may provide additional environmental sealing at the cable entry point, maintaining the ingress protection rating of the enclosure with the selection of applicable accessories dedicated to performing this function.
- Cable Connectors may be constructed from corrosion resistant materials determined by selection to a standard or by corrosion resistance tests.
- When used in Hazardous Locations, it is crucial that Cable Connectors are approved for the selected type of cable and maintain the level of protection of the equipment to which they are attached.
Texcan’s connector options cover armoured, jacketed, and non-armoured cables and are designed for both offshore and onshore requirements. They are available in copper-free aluminum, stainless steel, and nickel-plated brass and in NPT or metric thread forms.