Captive Component Glands guarantee Ex
of the most common ways for an installation to fail its Ex
certification is through a wrongly specified or badly
fitted cable gland.
If the gland is ineffective, then the
apparatus to which it is attached
will not pass hazardous area equipment certification.
cable glands consist of several components such as cones, cone
rings and seals, all of which must be correctly fitted to achieve
a safe Ex proof installation. Should the installer perhaps
misplace, drop or wrongly align a component, the gland will either
not hold, earth or seal the cable to the apparatus to which it is
attached. This means that the Ex certification of the apparatus is
solution to this problem is the “Captive Component Gland”
design from CCG.
built in safety features of CCG Ex Cable Glands centre on the fact
that they do not have any loose components such as seals, cones
and cone rings, which can get lost during installation. All the
components are held captive so the possibility of leaving out a
component or fitting the wrong item is eliminated.
specifying the “Captive Component” system, the operator can
guarantee the proper installation of the gland and the integrity
of the apparatus to which the gland is installed. This concept is
very important for installations in unsupervised remote locations
or projects in developing countries where unskilled labour is very
“Captive Component Gland” is also a major advantage to systems
integrators, OEMs and suppliers of complete apparatus such as
enclosures, light fittings etc all of which are assembled with
glands as part of a complete product package. Instructions for the
installation and use of these complete systems and apparatus are
usually quite detailed but instructions for the glands, which are
supplied attached as sub components, are often overlooked. The
problem now arises whereby the installer, who may now be on the
other side of the world will be puzzled as to how cable glands
with loose parts need to be assembled.
simplicity of the Captive Cone and the Built in Seals concept
means that no matter where in the world CCG products are being
installed, the simply 2 part
assembly will mean that all the parts have been
correctly fitted. This built in safety will give the specifier,
supplier and installer confidence that the total installation’s Ex
certification will not been compromised.
CCG manufactures all its products and is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 listed with UL USA.
CCG is also quality audited by ATEX Europe, ABS USA, ITACS Australia, the IEC, and the SABS and its
products are certified to Australian, Brazilian, European, South African and IEC standards where applicable.