Mineral Insulated Cable Company (MICC) Ltd
The Mineral Insulated Cable Company (MICC) produces cable able to withstand very high temperatures which is used in components that are making cars cleaner.
The Washington-based business has been manufacturing mineral insulated cable since the 1930s, which is used internationally across a range of applications where safety is paramount, including the nuclear industry. The company is the world’s biggest producer of mineral insulated cables.
MICC products are used in the automotive industry as key components in very high temperature transducer sensors, which are used to help reduce vehicle emissions to meet European standards. Due to the very high temperatures, metal sheathed inorganic insulated sensor cables are necessary. MICC’s specialist metallurgist works with manufactures to produce the right combination for each sensor development, using products approved to the stringent TS 16949 standard.
The company produces two types of mineral insulated cable. The copper sheath product is able to withstand temperatures of 1050°C for more than three hours and alloy 825 sheath can withstand 1200°C for more than two hours. In practical terms, the cable provides a longer escape time for people in the event of a fire, especially in sectors such as the oil and gas and nuclear industries.
Products and services:
• Mineral insulated cable able to withstand extremely high temperatures
• Works with manufacturers to find right solution for their application
• Helps automotive companies meet emissions targets
• Products approved to TS 16949 standard
• Works with customers worldwide