Prevent Corrosion with Cathodic Protected Cables like HMWPE.

HMWPE Cathodic Protection Cable

Cathodic protection cable from Performance Wire and Cable is suitable for direct burial applications, such as pipelines, storage tanks, pilings, well casings, cables, marine crafts, along with any other burial or water submerged metallic structures. Our HMWPE cathodic protection cable utilizes stranded copper conductors that are insulated with a high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) compound that provides strong resistance to abrasion, crushing, chemicals, oil, moisture, and other elements. We use all-natural materials in the production of our pipeline cathodic protection cables. With a copper conductor rated for 600 volts, our HMWPE wire is available in sizes 14 AWG through 1/0 AWG.


Conductor: Stranded Bare or Tinned Copper, conforms to ASTM B-3 & B-8

Insulation: High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (HMWPE); low density (LDPE) is standard, medium density (MDPE) also available, conforms to ASTM D-1248


Suitable for direct burial for cathodic protection systems for pipelines, storage tanks, pilings, well casings, cables, marine crafts, and other buried or water submerged metallic structures.


HMWPE provides superior resistance to:

  • Corrosion
  • Abrasion
  • Crushing
  • Chemicals
  • Oils
  • Moisture


Operating temperature is 70 degrees Celsius


Voltage is 600 volts


1000 ft, 2500 ft, 3500 ft standard reel lengths; custom lengths are available upon request. Identified by surface printing indicating manufacturer, conductor size, and insulation type; custom print legends are available upon request.

Corrosion Protection Cable

HMWPE cable is the perfect choice to prevent corrosion.

Cathodic Protection Specifications:

  • The conductor is a soft annealed stranded copper (per spec ASTM B-3 & B-8)
  • Insulation is black high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE)
  • Temperature of operation is 75 degree Celsius
  • Rated for 600 volts

This specification describes a single conductor pipeline cathodic protection cable. It is intended to carry a DC current to anodes and cathodes in a cathodic protection system. Custom put-ups are available. The wire will be identified by surface ink printing indicating conductor size and manufacturer.

For more information on our HMWPE pipeline cathodic protection cable, or to request a quote, contact us today.

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HMWPE Resources

The articles below go more in-depth about HMWPE cathodic protection cable and more. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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