The Metal Clad Cable Revolution is Here!
The use of Metal Clad (MC) Cable, over traditional conduit, has slowly increased in the U.S. over the past 10 years.
But that’s about to change.
NEC regulation changes in 2002 have made this revolution possible with expanded uses that are still not common standard practice.
Applications such as feeders and branch circuits, direct buried and wet locations can all use MC Cable and adhere to NEC standards.
The NEC Supports the Use of MC Cable and Connectors in the Following Applications:
- Services, feeders and branch circuits
- Power, lighting, control and signal circuits
- Indoors and outdoors
- Exposed or concealed
- Direct buried (where identified for such use)
- Cable trays
- Open cable runs
- Aerial cable on a messenger
- Some hazardous locations
- Dry, embedded locations such as plaster or masonry
MC Cables Have Changed
NEC changes have expanded the use of MC Cable in many industrial applications. The top 5 industries with the most growth in MC Cable include
- Water & Wastewater treatment, especially for pumps and pump motors
- Pulp & Paper Processing
- Oil & Gas
- Petrochem & Power Generation
Any application with a demand for high-capacity power is also a great candidate for MC Cable because they deliver maximum power, high-reliability and flexible installation. Because of this, MC Cable is also seeing its use increase in plants that generate their own power, such as factories, power substations, automotive and plastics.
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