Custom connectors and splitter boxes are simplifying wiring at BNFL.
Brad Harrison is the supplier, and some 1,500 connectors and 250 MPIS splitters now link the plant’s control panels to sensors and solenoid valves. The connectors are Brad’s Micro-Change IP68 devices. The splitters are four, six and eight way.
Bob Harris, design manager, says: `One control panel required 53 terminal connections, each with a hermetically sealed hole through the wall of the panel. Just one Brad splitter box enabled us to reduce this to 12′.