Galvanized steel tape armoured power cables are cables that are designed to provide mechanical protection and additional tensile strength to power cables. These cables consist of one or more conductors that are insulated with a polymer material such as XLPE or PVC. The insulated conductors are then laid up together and covered with a layer of galvanized steel tape that is wrapped around the cable in a helical pattern. The tape is then coated with a copolymer material to provide additional corrosion protection.
The galvanized steel tape provides mechanical protection to the cable and helps to prevent damage from external forces such as impact, abrasion, and compression. The copolymer coating on the steel tape provides additional protection against corrosion and moisture, which can help to extend the life of the cable.
Galvanized steel tape armoured power cables are commonly used in a variety of applications including industrial, commercial, and residential settings. They are often used in underground installations where they are exposed to moisture, chemicals, and other harsh environments. These cables are also used in above ground installations where they may be exposed to weather conditions such as rain, snow, and ice.