Over the years and decades, we’ve become a well-established company on the national level, capable of supplying high-grade wires and cables to a broad gamut of North American industries. We also have expanded our products and services abroad and overseas. Much of our work in other countries has focused on providing electrical monitoring and inspection systems for roads and pipelines, whether these are related to the oil industry, power generation, or below-ground control systems.
To provide efficient control systems for such roads and below-ground pipelines, extreme heat-resistant ribbon cables are most often needed. Companies, and countries, invest heavily in their infrastructure and require the rapid means of assessing that infrastructure’s maintenance needs. For example, we recently provided an overseas customer with a cable we developed rather recently, only two years ago, capable of resisting temperatures of up to 538°C. The ribbon cable was embedded as a means of continuously assessing the structural aptitude of a long stretch of highway. By electromagnetically generating (and in turn receiving) low-frequency ultrasonic waves, the cable is very quickly able to detect corrosion, cracks, breakages, and other residual wear-and-tear. This information is then relayed back to a computer system, which provides those who monitor it with the location and precise nature of the damage.
We’re proud of the extent to which our heat-resistant ribbon cable has proven useful to our foreign clientele. We hope to provide much more such monitoring systems both here in the States and overseas. The need for repairing roads and pipelines is a near-constant need. With the new C+ grade of America’s infrastructure by the American Civil Society of Engineers, we are willing and able to play our part in helping this country repair its hard-pressed wherewithal.