Kelani Cables PLC for the first time in Sri Lanka introduces ‘Wire Calculator Mobile APP’ to select electrical cables for varied jobs

Shyama Perera- Technical Services Manager - Kelani
Chartered engineer, Shyama Perera, Technical Operations Manager, Kelani Cables PLC explaining the uses of ‘Wire Calculator Mobile APP’ at the inauguration

Kelani Cables PLC introduced ‘Wire Calculator Mobile APP’ a mobile phone App that helps selecting right electrical cables for varied purposes. The product is pioneered in Sri Lanka by Kelani Cables PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one brand in electrical and communication cables.

The new APP that caters for domestic and industry was unveiled at Waters Edge with the participation of Mahinda Saranapala, Director/CEO, Kelani Cables PLC.

Using the new APP, with the support of an electrician households and anyone in the electrical engineering field could select the most suitable wire for wiring a house or a more complex place.

The household APP component of ‘Wire Calculator Mobile App’ has simple attributes that helps find wires for ‘Single Phase’ wiring purposes. When the consumer knows the electric current (Amperes) or rated power (Kilo Watts or horse power) of the particular equipment he can feed that data into this software to find the cable with the most suited cross sectional area.

The electrical engineering APP component of ‘Wire Calculator Mobile APP’ mostly caters to project managers, engineers and electrical technical officers. User can input more variables to this component such as apparent power of a transformer (kVA) and voltage drop, length of the wire, determining whether it is single-core or multi-core, conductor material (copper or aluminum), wire type (armoured or unarmoured) and especially wire-laying method (inside conduits or underground).

Chartered engineer, Shyama Perera, Manager Technical Operations, Kelani Cables PLC, at the unveiling ceremony said, this software is equally important for households and for people in the electrical engineering sphere to correctly select the optimal cable for any application and with this anyone can double-check the accuracy of manual wire selections.

“In a scenario when you work in a site and you do not have technical instructions booklet in your hand, you can rely on this APP to find the required information. You only need a smart phone or a laptop. ‘Wire Calculator Mobile App’ can be downloaded to Android phones via Play store, Apple phones and computers (Apple Store), Windows (APP Store). Also by visiting the web page anyone can use this APP”.

The technical data of ‘Wire Calculator Mobile App’ is based on the BS 7671 standard, United Kingdom’s IET wiring regulation, Shyama added.

Kelani Cables PLC is a one hundred percent Sri Lankan company serving the nation for 48 years manufacturing electrical and communication cables and enamelled winding wires. The company is ISO 9001and ISO 14001 certified.

Kelani Cables PLC won the CNCI industrial excellence award consecutively for 3 years from 2006 to 2008 and for this achievement was recognized with CNCI industrial excellence crystal ward in 2008. The company clinched Taiki Akimoto 5S Gold award in 2007, National Safety Gold Award in 2010, SLIM brand excellence 2013 Gold award in B2B category and SLITAD people development Gold award in 2013. In 2015 and in 2016 Kelani Cables was awarded Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award. The company won Best Green Reporter Gold award at 2016 Presidential Environmental Awards and 2016 National HR excellence Silver award. Kelani Cables was awarded the prestigious National Quality Award in 2016 for the company’s sustained business excellence.

Kelani Cables PLC is one of the first companies in Sri Lanka that is signatory to National Green Reporting System. Owing to its health and safety oriented culture and environmental stewardship, Kelani Cables PLC has been certified globally recognized ‘Responsible Care’ charter.

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