KapikaWELD exothermic welding is a cost efficient method of making large or small numbers of high quality electrical connections.
The KapikaWELD process
KapikaWELD 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 applications include:
- Earthing for power plants and substations
- Transmission and power distribution lines
- Cathodic protection
- Rail connections
The KapikaWELD system:
- Requires no external power or heat source
- Creates high quality electrical connections
- Completely portable
- Can be used safely with minimum training
- Cost effective
- Can be used for over 45 standard connection configurations
The KapikaWELD connection
KapikaWELD connections have several advantages:
- Tolerant to repeated fault currents
- Highly conductive
- Does not loosen
- Excellent corrosion resistance
Most KapikaWELD connections have at least twice the cross-sectional area of the conductors being joined, and an equivalent or greater current carrying capacity. Corrosion resistance is exceptional because of the very high copper content (> 90%) of the alloy.