UK-based CMP said on 27 April that it had supplied thousands of cleats (supports/fastenings) to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter).
The Patriot trefoil and Falcon single cable cleats installed across 94km distance of cables, are capable of withstanding short circuits of 86 kiloAmps and a dynamic force of 34,000 Newtons per metre. A detailed guide was presented to the nuclear installation teams, advising spacing and fixing requirements, taking into account axial load calculations and maximising the limited physical space.
Kathleen Kearns, European Manager, said: “Our experienced cable cleats development team spent a great deal of time interrogating the project specification, liaising with Iter, to ensure that the product offering suited the application and could be installed with ease.” CMP provided a series of installation training sessions, demonstrating best practice methods to installers. The team also visited the site to carry out hands-on product training, drawing from similar project experiences.