MICC Instrumentation and Thermocouple Cables
MI Cable is manufactured from completely inorganic materials. Available in Pure Nickel (Nickel 200) or 27% Nickel Clad Copper conductors. The metallic sheath materials for instrumentation cables range from Stainless steel (least expensive) to Inconel, Nickel 200, alloy 825 and many others. The insulation is a compressed magnesium oxide powder. Applications include thermocouple pairs (common calibrations include J, K, T, E, etc.), and critical instrumentation circuits where extreme high temperature wire has to be replaced regularly or cable is expected to survive and provide circuit integrity in a fire situation. By their nature, MI cables tend to be inflexible and require to be "dressed" into position as one would a copper water pipe.
Temperature Rating 1260° C / 2300° F