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Pentair – ERIFLEX Flexibar Advanced

ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR is a flexible busbar wire replacement solution for low voltage applications available from 27mm² up to 1200mm² and 125 A to 2800 A.

Manufactured in an ISO 9001 certified proprietary automated facility, ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR is formed from multiple layers of thin electrolytic copper insulated with a high-resistance, self-extinguishing PVC or silicone compound.

The insulating sleeve is grooved on the inner surface, reducing the contact surface with the laminates to less than 20%, increasing flexibility and making installation easier.

Easily formed even in its largest size, ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR vastly improves design and assembly flexibility and the aesthetic of finished panels.
All ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR cross sections can be bent, folded, or twisted with a very small bending radius for shorter and more compact power connections between main power and distribution equipment, between transformers and busduct, between busduct and electrical cabinets, and many other types of connections.

ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR connections are made by punching and bolting directly through the copper laminates, clamping onto the end of the ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR, or welding using ERICO CADWELD.

There are no lugs to purchase or install, making connections simpler and faster and eliminating faulty connections due to vibration or fatigue.

An ideal alternative to large cable and rigid busbar, ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR requires less installation space and reduced the overall weight of panel systems.

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After extensive research, ERIFLEX is proud to establish a new gold standard in terms of insulation for flexible busbar called ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR Advanced. The new product is low smoke, halogen-free and flame retardant all while maintaining the level of flexibility and reliability that our partners have come to expect from ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR.

Compared to standard PVC insulation, ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR Advanced does not generate corrosive gases and produces a relatively low smoke opacity in accordance with ISO 5659-2. The low smoke characteristic improves the visibility conditions for people to be able to easily locate the emergency exit and also allows rescue workers to assess an emergency situation more clearly. ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR Advanced means greater safety for individuals, less damage for your electrical equipment and less environmental impact.

The halogen free feature enables a reduction in the quantity of toxic smoke. ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR Advanced does not contain any halogens, according to IEC 60754-1, minimizing toxicity and making it the ideal product for use in enclosed spaces such as data centers, rail and other spaces where people are welcome such as hospitals and schools. This also facilitates the use of ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR Advanced in specific applications such as submarines, switchboards and other enclosed environments that require a low emissions solution.

In addition to being halogen-free, ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR Advanced is also compliant with the UL 94-V0 testing standard. The flame retardant portion of the test illustrates the self-extinguish feature. This superior feature of ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR Advanced is also shown by the Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) at 30%.
In case of fire, ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR Advanced generates a limited quantity of smoke that is less damaging to your electrical equipment.

Features

  • Thin layers of tinned electrolytic copper formed into a stack
  • Full range from 19.5mm² up to 1200mm² and 125 A to 2800 A
  • Insulated by high-resistance, halogen free, flame retardant and low smoke material with less than 20% contact with conductor for high flexibility
  • Easily bent, folded, and twisted, improving assembly flexibility, shortening connections, and decreasing footprint
  • Dramatically smaller and more flexible than comparable cable based on ampacity
  • Better power density than cable with lower skin effect ratio
  • Connections made by punching and bolting directly through the copper laminates or clamping onto the end of the ERIFLEX FLEXIBAR
  • No lugs needed, reducing installation time and improving resistance to vibration
  • Weight savings and material savings compared to wire alternatives
  • Reduces total installation cost
  • Traceability codes and designation part numbers printed on insulation
  • Conforms to NF EN 45545 obtaining an HL2 classification for chapters R22 and R23
  • 100% production dielectric tested
  • RoHS compliant

 

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