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CADWELD® Exothermic Connections FAQ

What are the benefits of a CADWELD connection vs. mechanical connections?

  1. The current carrying capacity of the connection is equal to that of the conductor
  2. The connection is a permanent molecular bond that cannot loosen.
  3. The connection will not corrode.
  4. The connection will not increase in resistance.
  5. They are easy to make. Only minimal training is required.
  6. They can be visually inspected for quality.
  7. They use lightweight equipment and require no external power source.
  8. They provide reliable long life connections that are ideal for below grade or applications providing personnel or equipment protection.

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