Manufacturing company joined Offshore Technology Conference
Thomas + Betts/Kopex took part in the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston to highlight area cable management
Thomas + Betts/Kopex International (CMG), a manufacturer of electrical conduit for hazardous environment applications, was part of the Thomas + Betts exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 2 to 5 in Houston.
Kopex International’s Kopex-Ex metallic and non-metallic electrical conduit systems are designed for the hazardous environments in the oil and gas industry, such as offshore installations and petrochemical refineries. Among the component parts available from Kopex-Ex are glands, topping plugs, thread converters and accessories, while Kopex-Ex products are compliant with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in the United States and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) International certification (Class I, Div. 1 and Class II, Div. 2), and the European Union (EU)’s ATEX directives and the International Electrotechnical Commission’s IECEx certification (Exe, Exd and Extd), among others.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey