FurseWELD How it Works
FurseWELD exothermic welding is a cost efficient method of making large or small numbers of high quality electrical connections.
It is a simple,self-contained system that uses the high temperature reaction of powdered copper oxide and aluminium, within a mould, to form permanent electrical connections.
Typical application include :
– Earthing for power plants and sub-stations
– Transmission and power distribution lines
– Cathodic protection
– Rail connections
FurseWELD connections have several advantages :
– tolerant to repeated fault currents
– highly conductive
– do not loosen
– excellent corrosion resistance
Most FurseWELD connections have at least twice the cross-sectional area of the conductors being joined, and an equivalent or grater current carrying capacity.
Corrosion resistance is exceptional because of the very high copper content (>90%) of the alloy.
Making a FurseWELD joint is a simple procedure as illustrated below :
Ignite starting powder with a spark gun.