Presentation on theme: "TRACE-SAFE® Water Blocking Tracer Wire for underground utilities."— Presentation transcript:
1 TRACE-SAFE® Water Blocking Tracer Wire for underground utilities. A Chase Corporation Company
2 NEPTCO – Who are we? Subsidiary of Chase Corporation (NYSE:CCF) NEPTCO established 1953Headquarters in Pawtucket, RIKey markets servedTelecommunication / Underground UtilitiesTRACE-SAFE®, MULETAPE®, Detectable MULETAPE®Wire & Cable, Fiber Optic Cable SystemsNEPTAPE® Shielding Tapes for copper cablesLIGHTLINE® & FLEXLINE® strength elements for FO cablesElectronic PackagingCOVERTAPE & WAFERTAPE®
3 What is TRACE-SAFE® ?TRACE-SAFE is a high strength, water blocked, easy to install and locate tracer wire.Per Consolidated Edison, “TRACE-SAFE is the 21st century technology in tracer wire”.TRACE-SAFE is your best option for any tracer wire application. Why?...
4 Why TRACE-SAFE® ?Tracer wire is often damaged during installation or in service.All conventional tracer wires consists of a single conductor protected by a single insulation.The slightest void in the insulation creates a water path that leads to shorting while locating and corrosion.In many cases splicing methods are not durable enough.There are no universal standards for tracer wire or connectivity.This leads to variability and inconsistent locating results.TRACE-SAFE multi-layer construction and simple to use reliable connectors address concerns that lead to tracer wire failure.
5 NEPTCO Listens to Customers TRACE-SAFE was designed to outperform the competition in the following areas:Corrosion resistanceStrengthHandlingAbrasion, crush & impact resistanceLightningConnectivityLocatingTRACE-SAFE is setting the standard by providing solutions.Third party testing includes a report from the Gas Technology Institute and other industry experts.
7 4 Levels of Protection Against Corrosion TRACE-SAFE stops water penetration before it can get to work destroying your tracer wire.Tin platingPE insulation on the conductorWater blocking yarns30 mil HDPE overall insulationTRACE-SAFE passes telecom industry standard 3-meter water head test.Required by Verizon , ATT and most underground fiber optic cables.Salt spray corrosion testing confirms tin plated copper is superior to copper and CCS tracer wires. (ASTM B Salt Spray Accelerated Test)
8 Strong & Light Weight Tensile strength of 1,800 lbs. 12 ga. extra high strength CCS = 1120 lbs.10 ga. hard drawn solid copper = 462 lbs.Retains full strength after being kinked.GTI simulated kink test or wrapping wire around a nail.TRACE-SAFE = 1,800 lbs.12 ga. Extra high strength CCS = 440 lbs.10 ga. Hard drawn solid copper = 443 lbs.TRACE-SAFE weighs only 20 lbs./mft.12 ga. Extra high strength CCS weighs 26 lbs./mft12 ga. Solid copper weights 29 lbs./mft
9 Handling TRACE-SAFE is user friendly… Flexible No spring back Stays where it’s putNo wire strippingNo special tools required
10 TRACE-SAFE is durable in service! Abrasion tested by GTI, TRACE-SAFE outperforms the closest competitor by almost double. (ASTM 4373)TRACE-SAFE survives potential damaged caused by crushing and impact during installation. (UL1581)It takes less than 500 lbs. of pressure to compromise the insulation of a conventional tracer.A 5 lb weight, dropped from 24” above a conventional tracer wire will split the insulation.And what about TRACE-SAFE?It’s takes over 4,000 lbs. of pressure and the drop test does not breach the insulation.
11 UL 1581 in ActionThe Rock The Rock in Action12 awg Cu.Wire Exposed
12 TRACE-SAFE® DOES NOT TRANSMIT LIGHTNING! If struck by lighting the 19 gauge copper wire will disintegrate at the point of the strike.The current will not travel down the tracer damaging your pipe as shown below.Plastic pipe using standard tracer after lightning strike
13 TRACE-SAFE® Locating System In the same way as, “ a chain is only as strong as it’s weakest link”, one bad connection can disable your tracer wire system.TRACE-SAFE connectors provide “consistent” terminations.Insulation displacement connector technologyGel filled and corrosion resistantSafe, fast and reliable way to splice or terminate your tracer wireEliminates wire strippingAny connection can be made in seconds.No special tools requiredConnectors available for all situationsEnd to End SplicesMain line to lateral spliceLocating clipIntegration to your existing tracer wire
14 TRACE-SAFE® Locating System End to End Main to LateralLocating Clip
16 Locating With TRACE-SAFE® TRACE-SAFE locate ability is equal to or better than conventional tracer wires, using standard locating equipment and techniques. (chart next slide)Easily located at lower frequencies.
17 TRACE-SAFE® = Accurate Locating Electrical Conductivity of Materials*Silver %Copper %Gold %Aluminum %Brass %Zinc %Nickel %Iron %Bronze %Lead %Steel %*International Annealed Copper StandardTRACE-SAFEOther than silver, copper is the BEST conductor to use in a tracer wire!Copper Clad Steel
18 NEPTCO Water Blocking Tracer Wire-The Superior Alternative NEPTCO RT1801WFAR END GROUND12 AWG CuRT1801W is a superior locating means: 2. Far end ground provides best results.A) 9.5 KHz, with far end ground Hrz signal is weak, far end ground Directional Boring & Locate Trials performed at:B) 38/80 KHz with or without far end ground improves locate performance Staking University|Manteno,Illinois|Mike Parilac--President
19 NEPTCO Water Blocking Tracer Wire-The Superior Alternative NEPTCO RT1801WNO FAR END GROUND12 AWG CuRT1801W is a superior locating means: 2. Far end ground provides best results.A) 9.5 KHz, with far end ground Hrz signal is weak, far end ground Directional Boring & Locate Trials performed at:B) 38/80 KHz with or without far end ground improves locate performance Staking University|Manteno,Illinois|Mike Parilac--President
20 TRACE-SAFE® Advantages TRACE-SAFE , one product, for all applications.Open trench, directional boring, pipe burstingUnmatched performance delivers savings during installation and in service.High StrengthCorrosion resistantImpact, crush & abrasion resistantLightning protectionTRACE-SAFE connectorsFaster and safer to installGel filled , no stripping, works with your existing wire.Fast, accurate and reliable locating results.Lower installation costs.
21 Third Party Test Locations TRACE-SAFE is the only tracer wire to be independently tested to the following:Corrosion - ASTM B Salt Spray Accelerated Test EnvironmentNational Exposure Testing, Sylvania, OHDetection - McGlaughlin Verifier G2 Digital LocaterStaking University, Manteno , IL (www.underspace.com)Mike Parilac: President ( )Lightning - TIA/EIA , Lightning Damage Susceptibility for FO Cables with Metalic ComponentsLightning Technologies, Inc., Pittsfield, MAConnectorsUL Grounding and Bonding, ULStandard for wire connectors, UL486A, UL486B – 2003Operating salt spray, ASTM B117-09Electric Motion Company, Winstead, CTTensile, Abrasion & CorrosionTracer Wire for HDD Applications ReportGas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, IlLink to summary,
22 References GTI Report Connector testing Duke Energy Dennis Jarnecke , (847)Connector testingElectric MotionJohn Carrozzo, (860) , cell (860)Duke EnergyMatt Weber (513)