Cable Accessories

Condition Assessment of High Voltage Cable Terminations

April 21, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Cable AccessoriesComments Off on Condition Assessment of High Voltage Cable Terminations

Condition assessment of power transmission devices such cable systems is essential for their reliable operation. For example, diagnostics of oil-filled cables is important for transmission system operators to provide an indication of their remaining lifetime. This aspect is also relevant for cable systems with extruded insulation. There are mature...

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Silicones & Cable Accessories

April 7, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Cable Accessories

The recent INMR WORLD CONGRESS in Barcelona-Sitges offered a session dedicated to cable accessories. Expert presenters exchanged views about general technical trends in the industry but also about specific topics related to medium and high voltage cable...

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New Joint Design Aims at Reducing Underground HV Cable Costs

March 17, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Cable Accessories

Increasing power demand in urban areas combined with the goal of evergreater system reliability mean that many utilities will need to add new underground cable transmission. The challenge will be how to build such lines in the most cost-effective manner while...

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Design Innovations in MV Cable Joints

March 10, 2018 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Cable Accessories

Recent years have seen different manufacturers introduce interesting design innovations when it comes to straight joints for medium voltage cables. In most cases, the principal advantage of these innovations – all more or less in a single joint – is...

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Silicone Elastomers for Cable Accessory Applications

October 21, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Cable Accessories

The majority of power cables these days are extruded XLPE-insulated types. These cables consist of a conductor, an inner conductive layer, the main insulation layer, an outer conductive layer, an outer conductor and an outer insulation/jacket. At places where...

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Cable Accessories as Enablers for the Grid of the Future

October 14, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Cable Accessories

Power grids and distribution networks currently face challenges such as increased urbanization and integration of renewable energy sources and related storage possibilities. These factors will lead to previously unconsidered energy flows as well as totally...

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Transition Cable Joints Serve Growing Role

Transition Joints Serve Growing Role

August 4, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Cable Accessories

The population of installed paper-insulated cables at low and medium voltages is estimated to still represent over half of the underground networks in many countries. However, these days, virtually 100 percent of new cable installations are polymeric type....

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Testing Cable Terminations Under Polluted Conditions

June 24, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Cable Accessories, Testing

Cables and their accessories are an integral part of power networks and, whenever there is a transition to them from either overhead lines or busbars, the ends are sealed using terminations. Terminations are of different construction depending on whether the...

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