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Exothermic Welded Connectors

The process of exothermic welding is a method of making electrical connections of copper
to copper or copper to steel in which no outside source of heat or power is required.
In this process, a special weld metal material is placed into a high temperature resistant mold and ignited. The process of igniting the particles creates extremely high heat and molten metal
(exothermic reaction), and produces a molten metal slag.
This liquid copper metal flows into the weld cavity, filling any available space and completes the weld. The weld is then allowed to cool and solidify before it is removed from the mold.
The mold is ready for the next weld after a brief cleaning with a brush. This entire process takes only seconds to complete.
Exothermic welded connections produce a permanent connection, superior in performance to
any known mechanical or pressure type surface-to-surface contact connector.
Because the connection produced is a molecular bond, an exothermic welded connection will not loosen or increase in resistance over the lifetime of the installation.
IEEE and NEC standards specifically allow all grounding system connections to be made by
exothermic weld.
Connections should include, but not be limited to, all wire to wire splices,Tee´s, X´s, etc.; all wire to ground rods, ground rod splices, wire to steel and cast iron, terminal lugs, bus-bar connections and wire to rail connections.
Exothermic welding is applicable to materials other than copper, some of these are listed
below :
Brass
Bronze
Cast Iron
Columbium
Copper-clad Steel
Galvanized Steel
Monel
Niobium
Pure Iron
Steel
Silicon Bronze
Stainless Steel
Steel Rail
Wrought Iron

Primary Competitive Advantagesp

.Current carrying (fusing) capacity equal to or greater than the conductor. .Permanent molecular bond that will not loosen or corrode. .Will not deteriorate with age. .Will withstand repeated faults .Low labor costs .No special skills required. .No external power or heat required. .Can be checked visually for quality. .Easily transportable. .Material Saving

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