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Wire & Cable in Wastewater Treatment Plants

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STRUGGLING WITH OUTDATED WWTP CABLE 

Wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) need reliable wire and cable solutions to keep their drive systems and pumps running smoothly—anything less could lead to frequent interruptions of this critical service.

One facility on an island in Massachusetts was struggling with their outdated power cable. All of their low voltage variable frequency drives (VFDs) powering the pumps were installed underground, great for combating the corrosive environment, but this led to constant electromagnetic interference (EMI) issues.
 

IMPORTANCE OF PROPERLY TERMINATED CABLES

VFDs inherently generate more EMI that gets radiated into the environment. Without the proper cable, this can induce voltages, currents, and crosstalk onto adjacent equipment. In this case, it was causing short interruptions in performance that had a rippling effect throughout the entire plant and ultimately the local community.

Service Wire’s experienced VFD experts were able to quickly identify the issue and recommend a solution, the ServiceDrive® VFD Cable System. Unlike the outdated cables previously installed in the facility, ServiceDrive® VFD cable uses a 5-mil copper tape shield with 50% overlap to ensure full electrical containment, reducing EMI emissions from the drive and motor.
 

TINNED COPPER CONDUCTORS

In examining the plant’s EMI issue, the Service Wire team quickly identified another concern: the wire and cable used throughout the entire facility was below current standards and in need of replacement to operate efficiently. ASTM B-33 rated tinned copper was recommended and later installed to help the facility get back up and running.

Tinned copper better protects against oxidation and corrosion, especially in environments prone to long-term salt water exposure like those found in wastewater treatment plants. Without this added protection, corrosion results in brittle, hazardous wire that poorly conducts electricity, endangering plant and personnel.

Service Wire goes above and beyond for customers, ensuring they have the right wire and cable essential to the application. Whether that means specifying a new drive cable system or offering a superior alternative to outdated wiring, our team of experts are available for on-site visits that ensure future success. Contact your Service Wire rep to learn more about our industry-leading services and wire and cable availability.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT
CABLE SELECTION

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Service Wire's products can be used in an array of applications inside a wastewater treatment facility. Our most popular wire and cable products include:

  • Tinned Copper Conductors
  • True Color ServicePro-X® Single Conductors
  • ServicePlex® Twisted Multiconductor Cables
  • ServiceDrive® VFD Cable System
     

Download our Wastewater Treatment Plant Wire and Cable Selection Guide to learn more about our full lineup.

 

 

Bare (Solid and Stranded) and Tinned (Solid and Stranded) Copper Wire

BARE COPPER 

Solid or Stranded

AVAILABLE:
#16 AWG - 750 Kcmil
Soft, Medium Hard, or Hard Drawn
Tinned or Non-Tinned

Building Wire and Cable for Heavy Commercial Applications

ServicePRO-X®

No Pulling Lubricant Required
(#6 AWG and Larger)

  • XHHW-2 600V/1kV Copper
  • USE-2 or RHW-2 600V/1kV Copper
  • RHW-2 or RW90 1kV/2kV Copper

AVAILABLE:
#14 AWG - 750 Kcmil
Tinned Conductors
VW-1 Rated
Wide Range of Colors
Silicone-Free

ServicePLEX prefab, twisted single conductor building wire

ServicePLEX®

Prefab Twisted Single Conductors

  • XHHW-2 600V/1kV Copper
  • USE-2 or RHW-2 600V/1kV Copper

AVAILABLE:
#14 AWG - 750 Kcmil
2-7 Conductors
Built-In Grounds
Pre-Installed Pulling Heads
Wide Range of Colors
Silicone-Free

Shielded and Non-Shielded Dual Rated 600V/1kV AAP Tray Cable

TRAY CABLE 

TC-ER Rated

  • XHHW-2 Inner Conductors
    Colored, Numbered, or Striped Conductor

AVAILABLE:
Dual Rated 600V/1kV or 2kV
#14 AWG - 750 Kcmil
2-37 Conductors
Tinned or Non-Tinned
Shielded or Non-Shielded
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPLUS® Jacket

Aluminum or Galvanized Steel Interlocked Armor (AIA) Feeder MC (Metal-Clad) Cable

FEEDER MC 

Flexible Interlocked MC (UL 1569)

  • XHHW-2 Inner Conductors
    Colored, Numbered, or Striped Conductors

AVAILABLE:
#8 AWG - 600 Kcmil
2-4 Conductors
120V and 480V Color Codes
50% Ground
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPLUS® Jacket

Tray and Armor Variable Frequency Drive Cable - ServiceDRIVE VFD Cable System

ServiceDRIVE®

VFD Cable System

  • VFD Tray/Power Cable
    600V/1kV or 2kV Copper
  • VFD Jacketed Armor
    2kV Copper

AVAILABLE:
#14 AWG - 750 Kcmil
PVC, ServiceCPE®, or EnviroPLUS® Jacket

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