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Modernized extrusion lines, extensive shielding and jacketing operations, the world's largest insulation irradiation capability (11 electron beam units), and two distribution centers


RSCC Backed by Marmon Engineered Wire & Cable/ Berkshire Hathaway – Continues a long history of investment ensuring capacity and capabilities second to none.


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RSCC Custom Designed Cables

RSCC Wire & Cable’s products in use today will be succeeded by better performing cables tomorrow, so the company continues its long standing technical research in materials and manufacturing methods (originally started by the former Rockbestos and Surprenant companies.) Individual Business Segments of RSCC share most or all of the Capabilities described below.

A creative and practical team of scientists, engineers, and technicians is dedicated to developing smaller, lighter, tougher, higher temperature, safer, more reliable and cost effective products for current and future cabling systems and components operating in harsh and extreme environments.

Engineering and R&D - Application engineers continually ask RSCC to solve complex and unique cabling and cable systems problems. We’ve designed and built cables that are pulled through conduit in railroad tunnels and transit systems, strung across cable trays in paper mills, suspended in off-shore oil rigs, and subjected to the intense heat of steel and glass making. Our CT exane cables supply power to stage and studio lighting fixtures and are also used in locomotives, transit cars, people mover vehicles, fossil fuel and nuclear power plants, mining machines, and high voltage TV applications.

We produce over 1,500 new wire and cable designs each year and utilize an integrated computer system that tracks over 50,000 active specifications and drawings. This allows rapid specification modification, design cross-reference and timely reordering for our customers.

IrradiationIrradiation Capability

RSCC has the broadest irradiation capability in the industry. Irradiated cables “cured” or cross-linked through radiation processes provide superior properties and have better manufacturing consistency than that of cables manufactured with older continuous vulcanization chemical/heat treat methods.

Proprietary, cross-linkable insulating materials gives the RSCC Exane ® product line a unique blend of electrical and mechanical characteristics unmatched in the wire and cable industry including:

  • Flexibility
  • Impact and Abrasion Resistant
  • Highly Flame Retardant (VW-1, IEEE-383, IEEE1202, FT-4, IEC 332-3 Cat. A)
  • Excellent Moisture Resistance
  • Superior Oil and Chemical Resistance
  • Superior Abrasion, Crush & High Temperature Cut Thru Resistance
  • Resistant to Oilfield Drilling Muds
  • High Dielectric Strength-Electrical Performance

RSCC's Proprietary 90°C FR-XLPE (Flame Retardant cross-linked polyethylene Insulation System – Provides a superior balance of physical, chemical and electrical properties that the industry has come to rely on. With a continuous conductor temperature rating of 90°C for 60 years; this insulation is ideal for most power, control and instrumentation circuits within nuclear plants environments.

RSCC has designed insulation and jacketing systems guaranteed to survive in a nuclear environment for 40 years without defect. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has now tasked RSCC to push these systems to 60 year life and RSCC has responded with cables tested and proven to meet this stringent requirement.

Materials ScienceMaterials Science

Conductors

  • Wide Range (#18 AWG-1111 MCM) (1.0 mm2-560 mm2)
  • Single and Multiconductor - Up to 91 Conductors
  • Flexible Stranding, Tinned Copper Conductors- ASTM B33, B8 and B172

Plastics and Elastomers

  • Irradiation Crosslinked Polyolefin (Exane®) Insulation
  • Free Stripping without Separator over Strand
  • High Energy Irradiation - Thermoset Insulation Withstands Thermal Overloads
  • Heavy Duty Arctic Grade Neoprene Jacket per ICEA S-95-658
  • Wide Temperature Range -55°C to 125°C
  • Passes Cold Bend -55°C, and Cold Impact at -40°C
  • Excellent Electrical Properties
  • Ceramifiable Silicone and Silicone Rubber
  • EPR / EPDM
  • Fluoro-elastomers
  • Neoprene
  • Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (CSPE)
  • Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) PVC
  • Nylon
  • Fluoropolymers
  • Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR)
  • Polyurethane

Irradiated Plastics

  • Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)
  • Cross-Linked Polyolefin (XLPO)
  • Low Smoke, Zero Halogen Cross-Linked Polyolefin (LSZH-XLPO)
  • Cross-Linked Polyurethane
  • NBR-PVC
  • Cross-Linked PVC

TestingRSCC Cables

RSCC staffs and operates a 20,000 square ft. dedicated laboratory space. Process equipment includes
blenders, a laboratory scale, Banbury mixer and mill, pelletizers, and pilot-plant extrusion equipment.

These facilities also contain equipment to support long-term qualification and environmental testing for a broad range of industries and applications. 

Analytical and Test Capabilities:

  • Infrared and ultraviolet spectrometryTesting Facility
  • Gas chromatography
  • Thermal gravimetric analysis
  • vacuum distillation
  • Flame tests
  • Low temperature tests
  • Smoke and emission testing
  • Tensile strength and elongation

LOCA Test Facility (In-house)

RSCC is capable of nuclear accident simulation testing operating a dedicated LOCA Chamber, pertaining to 10CFR Appendix B,ANSI 45.2, NQA-1, and 10CFR21.   This capability represents a unique commitment to the nuclear industry because inside containment environments in new advanced reactors are still being defined with respect to specific cable locations and applications.

RSCC has a full scale flame test chamber that meets all of the latest nuclear requirements and can run a variety of tests including the stringent IEEE-1202 test.

Processing

Construction Options

Voltage – 300V, 600V, 1000V, 2000V, 2000V-Heavy Duty

Temperature Rating - 100° C (IEEE-45), 110° C (UL & ABS), 125° C (Emergency Overload)

Low Voltage Power

  • Solid, Stranded, and Flexible Stranded Bare or Tinned Copper Conductor
  • 14 awg to 1111kcmil
  • 1 to 5 Conductors
  • 600V, 1000V, 2000V, 2000V-HD

Multiconductor Control

  • Solid, Stranded, and Flexible Stranded Bare or Tinned Copper Conductor
  • 20awg to 10awg
  • 2 to 91 Conductors
  • 300V, 600V

Instrumentation / Signal

  • Solid, Stranded, and Flexible Stranded Bare or Tinned Copper Conductor
  • 20awg to 14awg
  • 1 to 24 Twisted Paired Conductors
  • 1 to 12 Twisted Triad Conductors
  • Individual / Overall Shield
  • 300V, 600V

Thermocouple and Thermocouple Extension

  • Solid and Stranded ANSI MC96.1 Type
  • EX, JX, KX, TX
  • 20 AWG to 14 AWG
  • 1 to 24 Twisted Pair Conductors
  • Individual/Overall Shield
  • 300V, 600V

Unarmored
Non-Hazardous, Hazardous Class I, Div 2 / Zone 2
Offshore Electrical Installation Requirements

  • IEEE-45
  • API RP-14F
  • API RP-14FZ (Zone)
  • API RP-500
  • API RP-505 (Zone)
  • IEC 60079-14 (Zone)
  • IEC 60092-353 (Zone)
  • IEC 61892-4 (Zone)
  • IEC 61892-7 (Zone)
  • NEK 606 (Zone)
  • ABS
  • DNV

Armored and Sheathed
Non-Hazardous, Hazardous Class I, Div 1 / Zone 1
Offshore Electrical Installation Requirements

  • IEEE-45
  • API RP-14F
  • API RP-14FZ (Zone)
  • API RP-500
  • API RP-505 (Zone)
  • IEC 60079-14 (Zone)
  • IEC 60092-353 (Zone)
  • IEC 61892-4 (Zone)
  • IEC 61892-7 (Zone)
  • NEK 606 (Zone)
  • ABS
  • DNV

Marine Braid Armor

  • Bronze (Standard Construction)
  • Tinned Copper
  • 316 Stainless Steel

Certifications

  • IEC 332-3 Category A Flame Test
  • IEEE 1202 Vertical Cable Tray Flame Test
  • ITS Listed- IEC 92-3
  • ITS Listed- IEC 60092-353
  • ITS Listed- IEEE-45-1998 & IEEE 1580-2001, Type P
  • UL Listed - Marine Applications to STD UL 1309
  • UL Listed- 1309 Marine Shipboard Cable
  • UL Listed- 1309 Type CWCMC cables with continuously welded and corrugated aluminum
  • CSA Listed- C22.2 No. 245 Marine Shipboard Cable
  • CSA listed to C22.2 No. 245
  • Approved by ABS, DNV, Lloyds, USCG and Canadian Coast Guard
  • Meets requirements of 46 CFR Parts 110 & 111
  • Approved by Korean Register of Shipping

Standards Committee Participation

Subcommittee D (Generating Station and Industrial Cables)

IEEE 383 Standard for Qualifying Electric Cables and Splices for Nuclear Facilities

IEEE 1202 Standard for Flame Propagation Testing of Wire and Cable

SC-2   Sub Committee -2

IEEE 323/IEC 60780 Nuclear Equipment

IEEE 1682 Nuclear fiber

IEEE/IEC Condition Monitoring Group

SC-3    Sub Committee-3

IEEE 1205 IEEE Guide for Assessing, Monitoring, and Mitigating Aging Effects on Class 1E Equipment Used in Nuclear Power Generating Stations

SC-4  Sub Committee-4

IEEE 98 Standard for the Preparation of Test Procedures for the Thermal Evaluation of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials

ANSI/NIST NESCC (Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative)

IEC – TC45 (Nuclear instrumentation)/SC 45A WG 8/9/10

IEEE 1143 Guide on Shielding Practice for Low Voltage Cables

Member D4D Smoke/Toxicity/Corrosive Products of Cable Combustion

Member IEEE 1185 Recommended Practice for Cable Installation in Generating Stations and Industrial Facilities

P1844 Standard Test Procedure for Determining Circuit Integrity Performance of Fire Resistive Cables in Nuclear Facilities

A16D Characteristics of EPR Cables, Vice Chair

D20D Submergence Testing of Nuclear Facilities Cables, Vice Chair

EPRI –Electric Power Research Institute Cable Users Group

NEMA- Power and Control Section

ICEA-Insulated Cable Engineers Association

IEEE 323/IEC 60780 Nuclear Equipment

IEEE 1682 Nuclear fiber

IEEE 383 Nuclear Cable

IEEE/IEC Condition Monitoring Group