Armored cables are used in applications where cables will be exposed to mechanical or environmental damage under normal operating conditions. These applications include power circuits in industrial plants, commercial buildings, processing plants and central and substation utility applications.
Armored cables may be installed in trays, racks, hangers etc., eliminating the need for conduit. They are suitable for indoor and outdoor installation. Some armor cables can be used in Classes I, II and III, Division 1 and 2, hazardous locations.