Boyd utilizes a broad range of electrically isolating materials like polymeric films, ceramic hardware, molded components, and foams to help our customers manage electrical risks. By implementing proper electrical management solutions, our customers improve the prevention of electrical shorting and user exposure to high voltages or excessive currents. Added electrical insulation also improves new product designs by enabling denser products without the risk or arcing or shorting – meaning more functional components safely designed into a smaller dimensional space with greater power generation.
Complex electrical systems utilize vastly more complex cable networks as they transport higher volume information and power to more discrete locations. In addition to increased load, cable management is also a critical portion of electrical safety to prevent crossing wires or misidentification that can damage expensive equipment and potentially harm users.
In the case of electrical shorting, material selection plays a key part in fire safety. Fire resistant or retardant materials prevent the spread of flame and in some cases can extinguish or isolate a spark or flame. Fire resistant materials can also isolate system failures and protect the integrity of the balance of the system, critical for protecting users from a system failure and especially important in applications like battery systems that carry high risks during failure.