Southwire Engineering Corps

The top wire and cable engineers solving your most complex challenges.

Why We Are Here

Expecting the unexpected. Our customers often face unique challenges that can occur at any stage of a project: from drafting plans, through executing project construction, to ongoing operations. That’s why we are here.

How We Can Help

Depth of skill and the ability to respond with innovative solutions set our team apart.

LINE DESIGN ASSISTANCE

We help customers balance ampacity requirements with sag and tension requirements for optimal conductor selection.

SPEC VALIDATION

With decades of experience engineering electrical systems, our team works diligently to ensure your specifications are accurate and designed to precision.

CABLE SELECTION

Selection of the right materials can often make or break a project. With decades of experience designing wire and cable systems, our team works tirelessly to ensure you have the right cable for the job.

AMPACITY CALCULATIONS

Keeping temperatures below their maximum ratings helps to ensure NESC clearance limits are not violated. Increasing ampacities can quickly drive up cost. Our design engineers can help recommend cost-effective cable design with higher temperature ratings.

MAXIMUM SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT VALUES

Short-circuit current is a vital measure for all power distribution systems and is required by the NEC as a data point for their regulations. Our team can help with the calculations to ensure your system design is up to code.

VOLTAGE DROP CALCULATIONS

Our team of experts can help you determine proper wire and cable size for an electrical circuit based on voltage drop and current carrying capacity.

CABLE CHEMICAL RESISTANCE CHARACTERISTICS

Products with various types of insulation and jacket types may be recommended depending on the application and the environmental factors impacting your project. Our team can help ensure you choose the right materials for the right application.

Meet Our Team of Engineers

The Engineering Corps is comprised of elite engineers with expertise in power, electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical, polymer science, industrial, and nuclear engineering.

460+

Patents

ICEA & IEEE

Chairman Overhead Line Subcommittees

3

Certified professional engineers, 1 doctoral degree

Authors of Southwire's Overhead Conductor Manual and Power Cable Manual

ASTM B01

Case Studies

Feasibility

We help companies initially assess the feasibility of proposed projects and systems. This includes assisting with the determination of project requirements regarding best practices for wire and cable.

 

Planning

We can help ensure your projects stay on track, on budget, and meet industry regulations by assisting with project planning processes.

 

Resourcing

Choosing the right wire and cable is critical to the success of your project. Our team of experts will collaborate with you to ensure the cable you source will meet the rigors of the application.

 

Installation

Often questions arise once materials are onsite. We can help ensure that our innovative solutions are installed properly according to industry best practices. This includes working onsite alongside engineers during the installation process to support the success of your most critical projects.

 

Operations

Our products are based on strong engineering principles and backed by years of research and testing. If you have a problem with wire and cable, let us know, and we will troubleshoot it for you – even if its not our cable.