In 2018, electrical consumption per person in the US was about 309 million Btu’s. For commercial buildings, electrical systems enable productivity, safety and positive experiences for employees and customers. All of these factors contribute to less downtime and more revenue. This all relies on effective electrical cable management.
Typical issues with electrical cable management
Among all cables and wires in infrastructures, clean pathways and spaces are essential to enable troubleshooting within a machine or cabinet. Electrical cable management within a building is also delicate work as pathways need to comply with strict building codes to prevent fire hazards.
When it’s time to replace or reposition a cable, puncturing the cable jacket while removing traditional ties is dangerous and frustrating.
1. Electrical cable management that is reusable & easy to reposition
VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape is a reusable and repositionable fastener for organizing cable pathways and spaces within electrical systems. This is optimal when cables need to be rerouted or upgraded. Simply unfasten, adjust and refasten. Every time it’s reused, this fastener decreases job site waste and helps to grow an electrician’s bottom line.
With fewer tools needed, there’s less risk of injury or damage to the cable. It’s easier and more cost-effective to replace a fastener than an entire cable.
2. Easy to identify cable paths & troubleshoot issues
There needs to be a way to identify which cables are which. With thirteen different colors available, VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape can be used to identify specific electrical cables by color-coding.
Finding a defective cable within a bundle can be like finding a needle in a haystack. An easy trick is to wiggle one end of the cable pathway to identify where it leads in order to find the root of the problem. VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Tape can easily be loosened to allow this wiggle room, but without having to release the entire bundle.
3. Rated for electrical cable management in plenum space
To reach workspaces, electrical cable pathways need to be fed through plenum space. This also requires compliance with the National Electric Codes (NEC). Only the VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® FR Tape is a fire retardant hook and loop fastener that complies to NEC standards (section 300.22, C and D). This provides electricians with a compliant electrical cable management fastener for running pathways through plenum space.
4. Easy wall mounting options for electrical fixtures
Having to mount devices can be a pain when they need to be repositioned or replaced. VELCRO® Brand Professional Series adhesive-backed fasteners are reusable and repositionable alternative fasteners for mounting electrical devices to numerous surfaces, leaving little to no trace. Without having to puncture the building envelope, this makes jobs easier and less costly for electricians.
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