Silicone-insulated cables with copper braided screening are used when exposure to high temperatures and temperature variations would cause conventional PVCinsulated cables to become brittle.
Silicone-insulated cables are preferably used in the metallurgical industry, steel works, hot-rolling mills, coking plants, foundries, cement works, glass factories and ceramic plants as well as in the production of electric motors, in ships and aeroplanes, in heating equipment and in lighting gear, etc.
The insulation consists of silicone rubber. It is resistant to vegetable and animal fat, many types of oil and diluted acids. No decomposition occurs when exposed to alcohol, plasticizers, alkaline solutions, saline solutions etc.
Should the cable burn, an insulating silicon dioxide layer will remain on the conductor to render it short circuit proof. The high density provides interferencefree pulse and signal transmission