SEYMOUR, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For over 70 years, Kerite – a U.S. based manufacturer of high-quality insulated utility and industrial power cable products – has been delivering Preassembled Aerial Cable (PAC) solutions to utilities across North America, providing them with a cost-effective and pragmatic alternative for adding feeder circuits to existing pole lines.
Available in 15kV, 25kV and 35kV, Kerite preassembled aerial cable is fully insulated and shielded. It comes ready to go completely assembled on the reel, with three conductors triplexed and wrapped with a strap to a copper-clad messenger wire. Electric utilities have long relied on Kerite preassembled aerial cable to address certain installation challenges, where open wire is not an option. With constraints such as limited clearance between structures, under bridges and underpasses, where underground ducts are inadequate or unavailable, and for applications along property boundaries or in tight alleys, Kerite PAC is an ideal solution to consider.
In locations that are prone to recurring limb and tree damage, Kerite preassembled aerial cable has also proven to be extremely effective in increasing circuit reliability. Given the inherent strength of the PAC system, provided by the three shielded conductors and messenger wire packaged together and wrapped with the copper strap, PAC is able to withstand the weight of debris and vegetation overgrowth much more effectively than an open-wire circuit.
“The success of our preassembled aerial cable and the advantages it provides utilities are a testament to Kerite’s legacy status in the industry,” says Ed Sleight, Kerite Regional VP of Sales and Marketing for HV and Specialty Cables. “Kerite continues to deliver cost-effective, reliable solutions that are very viable in the field. Our preassembled aerial cable is just one example of a solution that has stood the test of time, and will continue to be a strong option for the utility into the future.”
Installed via a single pull-in operation, Kerite preassembled aerial cable is no more difficult to install than open wire. With tools and equipment available to any utility operation, PAC can easily be installed by a typical experienced utility line crew or local subcontractor.
Kerite, founded in 1854 and headquartered in Seymour, Connecticut, is a member of the Marmon Utility Group of companies. For 160 years, Kerite has manufactured the highest-quality insulated utility transmission and distribution power cable, as well as industrial power cable. We offer a full suite of turnkey installation and field service capabilities through our Kerite Cable Services group. For more information, call 1.800.777.7483, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kerite.com.