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What makes RLE Technologies’ patented SeaHawk Conductive Fluid Sensing Cable so special? It’s all in the mesh.

An open problem

Spot-leak detectors are a good solution for confined areas such as drip pans. But these detectors fall short when organizations must deal with an open area in which fluid flow is difficult to predict. RLE’s cable detectors work with our distance read and zone detection panels to give customers the ability to encapsulate areas of concern while also serving as reliable solutions for open floor plans.

False alarms

Many cable detection products suffer from a tendency to raise false alarms. A sensing cable contains two sensing wires; when liquid bridges the wires, an alarm is set off. However, some products use a conductive polymer coating on the sensing wires; dirt or dust can build up on this coating, creating a false bridge and false alarms. Contact with metal or pressure on the cable can also set off alarms in some products.

A better solution

RLE’s SeaHawk Conductive Fluid Sensing Cable uses a nonconductive polymer mesh that covers each of the two sensing wires. Our unique, patented design requires a fluid to penetrate the mesh covering each sensing wire to create a bridge between the two wires. This design virtually eliminates the possibility of false alarms caused by dirt, dust or contact with a metal object. Furthermore, the cable’s durable, flexible design helps to simplify installation and to eliminate the possibility of false alarms caused by pressure on the cable.

Another benefit: SeaHawk cables are designed to dry out quickly after an event. Competitive sensing cables cover the entire cable with mesh, making the cable extremely difficult to dry. The SeaHawk sensing cable is quick to alarm when conductive fluid contacts the wires, but the cable can also be dried easily, allowing it to return to normal conditions without long delays.

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