Bites that cost billions $
Using polyamide nylon conduit helps protect critical cables from wildlife
Birds, squirrels, rodents and reptiles can be cute but costly when it comes to damaging power and communications cables. Each year, it is estimated that animals cause billions of dollars in damage, including electrical outages, service interruptions, lost sales, repairs and fees. Installations in rural areas with farm buildings, roof voids or cellars are at increased risk of animal attacks.
Rodents are a major cause of technical failure and disruption due to their habit of chewing through some types of cable protection and damaging the electrical wires held within. While there are less humane, more costly methods of discouraging rodents and wildlife such as traps, poisons or sonic deterrents, these techniques are often ineffective. Avoidance measures may only temporarily deter and not prevent animal damage, increasing the possibility of weakened wires, appliance shorts, electrical system failures and fires.
To effectively combat animal damage, ABB Installation Products engineers developed a complete range of nylon-based, non-metallic flexible conduit solutions for a wide range of applications and environments – above and below ground.