Once again this year, Prosertek celebrated its June forum, this time around on low-voltage cables and their surroundings. After previous success with rust treatments and transmission systems as themes, we held a new conference in a casual yet professional ambiance, leading to an enriching exchange of experiences for different parties (manufacturers, engineering, consulting, and construction companies, users and end clients).
An attractive meeting for the industry, where besides Prosertek’s technical and industrial staff, there were cable manufacturers (Prysmian), cable hanging and distribution system manufacturers (Pemsa and Unex) material and electric component distributors (Berdin, Aelvasa, Electricidad N.Oses), installers (Ilunbe), users (Enagas, Bilbao Port, Pasaia Port) and engineering and consulting firms (PROES).
After the customary introductions, we moved into an intense schedule with 5 speeches given by true experts on the topic. The world of low-voltage cable was explained by Lisardo Recio, Product Manager at PRYSMIAN. In a magistral and simple fashion, he explained the inner workings of cables, beginning with their definition and breaking down the different names, types of cable and their applications. His presentation also highlighted the foundations of the new CPR regulation.
Next, José Ramón Ribate, from ILUNBE’s engineering department, explained how a low-voltage cable is implemented in practise, using his knowledge as an installer. He spoke of key aspects to bear in mind for optimum network distribution, and the importance of flexibility. He also touched on other points that weren’t as technical, but just as necessary, such as administrative requirements that must be met for proper implementation.
During the third speech, Lisardo Recio spoke once again, this time focusing on the most frequent errors when installing voltage wiring. More specifically, he warned us about possible mistakes in calculating lines and selecting the appropriate cables for each specific case.
Finally, Borja Otaola Kröbel, Electrical Component Commercial Technician from UNEX, and Juan Luis Concheso, Product Marketing Manager at PEMSA, led us on a tour through the vast world of systems to hang and distribute cables, explaining the different options for each application, based on characteristics and regulations with which to be complied. Otaola addressed issues such as regulations, which affect conduits, and needs in port and maritime settings, providing solutions and experience. Concheso focused on the metal trays and cable management systems, explaining the different types and technical characteristics to apply them to industrial and maritime settings.
Five speeches that capped off another edition of the forum in a dynamic setting, with active participation and debate undeniable taking centre stage. In fact, the forum came to a close with a round table where everyone could contribute and take ideas and suggestions. Prosertek is therefore proud of having met the goal of this meeting once again this year. This goal is to encourage exchange and work on “collective intelligence” for sectors related to its own: port equipment.