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Copper or aluminium? Which one to use and when?

Apart from their electrical conductivity, the other technologically important properties of copper and aluminium differ so significantly (density is an obvious example) that their areas of application are and have… Read more

Mar 16, 2012 | Edvard

System with two copper bus bars

Discussing About LV And HV Electrical Cables

Space is really a critical criterion when discussing electrical cables and wires. In a low-voltage (LV) plastic-sheathed cable with conductor cross-sections of up to 10 mm2 per conductor or in… Read more

Feb 08, 2012 | Edvard

High-voltage cable cross section

Fire Properties Of Cables

This is an area of increasing public and legislative concern, and therefore of increasing interest to engineers. There have been major advances in the fire performance of cables in recent… Read more

Nov 21, 2011 | Edvard

KBS cable coating fire protection

Partial Discharge Testing On Power Cable Systems

Partial discharge measurement is an important method of assessing the quality of the insulation of power cable systems, particularly for extruded insulation materials. This article considers partial discharge from two… Read more

Nov 18, 2011 | Edvard

On-Line Partial Discharge Testing 27.6 kV XLPE Cable

Ionization (Corona Discharge) Tests

The ionization test is used primarily for detecting ionization (corona discharge) and slot discharge in generator windings. Both ionization and slot discharge may cause deterioration of insulation. Ionization generally occurs… Read more

Sep 24, 2011 | Edvard

End winding of generator - Partial discharge

Understanding Underground Electric Transmission Cables

Underground cables have different technical requirements than overhead lines and have different environmental impacts. Due to their different physical, environmental, and construction needs, underground transmission generally costs more and may… Read more

Sep 21, 2011 | Bipul Raman

Underground XLPE cables left to right: 345 kV, 138 kV, 69 kV, and distribution

General considerations when choosing power cable

Thousands of cable types are used throughout the world. They are found in applications ranging from fibre-optic links for data and telecommunication purposes through to EHV underground power transmission at… Read more

May 04, 2011 | Edvard

General considerations when choosing power cable


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