October 2020 Vol. 1

Cable News Alerts (CNA)- The Leading Source of Industry News on Power Cables and Cable Insulation


NEWSMAKERS: * Avient * Borealis * Borlink™ * ExcelPlas * JZD * Nexans * NKT * OCSiAl * Prysmian * Sumitomo Electric * XLPE

CNA Offering Wire & Cable Market Intelligence Reports Using Augmented Analytics (NEW)
Report rich with competitor and customer data on your specific products and/or services 💼
https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

Nexans Case Study – Titanex™ Rubber Cables, Made to Survive
https://www.nexans.com/business/Building—Territories/Building/Titanex,-made-to-survive.html

Press Release: Nexans Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2030
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/09/22/2097153/0/en/Press-Release-Nexans-Commits-to-Carbon-Neutrality-by-2030.html

Avient Showcases Connected Wire And Cable Solutions At Wire China 2020
https://www.avient.com/avient-showcases-connected-wire-and-cable-solutions-wire-china-2020

Prysmian Launches Fibre Network with 90% Recycled Plastic and Reduced Diameter
https://www.bbcmag.com/breaking-news/prysmian-launches-fiber-network-with-90-recycled-plastic-and-reduced-diameter

Prysmian Introduces HV cables for Refineries & Petrochemical
https://www.prysmiangroup.com/en/en/hv-cables-for-refineries-and-petrochimical.html

Borealis Borlink™ Technology Is Powering German Corridor Projects at 525 kV Level 
https://www.modernplasticsglobal.com/2020/09/30/borealis-borlink-technology-is-powering-the-german-energiewende/

Borouge and Borealis Polymer Portfolio for Cables at Wire China 2020
BOROUGE INTRODUCES BORLINK™ LS4201S FOR HIGH STRESS 220KV HV APPLICATIONS AT WIRE CHINA
https://www.polymerupdate.com/news/press-release-details.aspx?id=19105

JZD XLPE Cable Passed SAA Certification
https://www.jzdcable.com/news/Company-News/jzd-xlpe-power-cable-passed-saa-certification.html

Smarter Cables of the Future: OCSiAl Opens its First Graphene Nanotube R&D Centre in Europe
https://ocsial.com/news/smarter-materials-and-cars-of-the-future-ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-r-and-d-center-in-europe/
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-rd-center-europe

OCSiAl to Commercialize up to 100 Tonnes of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Annually in Europe
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/ocsial-commercialize-100-tonnes-single-wall-carbon-nanotubes

Comprehensive News Portal on the Cable Industry 
https://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/

NEW ADVANCES

Self‐Healing of Electrical Damage in Polymer Cables
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/advs.202002131

Graphene Enhanced Electrical Properties of Polyethylene Blends for High-Voltage Insulation
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13391-019-00158-3

Smarter Cables of the Future: OCSiAl opens its first graphene nanotube R&D Centre in Europe
https://ocsial.com/news/smarter-materials-and-cars-of-the-future-ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-r-and-d-center-in-europe/
http://www.jeccomposites.com/knowledge/international-composites-news/ocsial-opens-its-first-graphene-nanotube-rd-center-europe

Offline Partial Discharge Testing of Cables
https://eatechnology.com/australia/technical-services/cable-condition-assessment/cable-partial-discharge-mapping-service/

NEW RESEARCH

Analysis of an Application Possibility of Geopolymer Materials as Thermal Backfill for Underground Power Cable System
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10098-020-01942-8

Polyethylene-Based Single Polymer Composites Prepared under Elongational Flow for High-Voltage Applications
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.iecr.0c02846

Electrical and Environmental Aging of Modern Cable Insulation
https://www.ijert.org/research/electrical-and-environmental-aging-of-modern-cable-insulation-IJERTV9IS090506.pdf

Study of Electrical Field Distribution in the Insulation of High-Voltage Cables
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-6403-1_49


This Newsletter is brought to you by the Australian Cable Material Testing Laboratory (NATA Certified)

ExcelPlas Cable Insulation Testing Laboratory Capabilities:
-DSC Thermal Analysis to identify melting point, Glass transition (Tg) and Thermal Stability (OIT)
-FTIR Infra-red Analysis for compositional analysis of polymers and additives
-TGA Thermogravimetric Analysis for weight loss with loss of additives, oils, polymer decomposition, filler levels
-X-Ray Analysis (EDS/XRD) to identify the crystalline phase and composition of inorganic additives
-Carbon Black Content (ASTM D1603, AS/NZS 2904 Clause 7.4.5 which uses AS 1463 Appendix B)
-Carbon Black Dispersion
-Oxidative Induction Time (OIT)
-Melt Flow Index (MFR)
-Stress Cracking Resistance Testing (ESCR testing)
-Failure Analysis (processing, water treeing, contamination ID, etc)
http://excelplas.com/

Examples of Polymer Materials Excelplas Can Test:
XLPE and HDPE Cable Insulation Testing (QA, QC, incoming raw materials)
* PVC (V-90) (Soft (plasticised) Polyvinyl Chloride compound)
* XLPE (X-90, X-HF-110) (Crosslinked Polyethylene)
* Rubber (R-EP-90, R-HF-90, R-HF-110) (Ethylene Propylene Rubber).

ExcelPlas Undertakes the Following Cable Testing as per AS/NZS 5000 and AS/NZS 3808:
* Measurement of thickness of insulation and sheath (sample test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – before ageing (type test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – after ageing (type test)
* Loss of mass of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Pressure test at high temperature of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Heat shock (thermoplastic materials only) (sample test)
* Hot set test (cross linked materials only) (type test)
* Exudation of plasticizer (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Compatibility test of cables materials (type test)

Other Cable and Insulation Testing Offered by ExcelPlas NATA Labs:
• Shore A/D Hardness
• Density Determination
• Accelerated Weathering testing
• Charpy and Izod Tensile Tester
• Laboratory press for preparing samples
• Plasticizer extraction analysis apparatus
• Loss in Mass (volatility) analysis
• Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) Analysis of Cables
• Wire Insulation Abrasion
• Testing Composition of Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cables
• Testing of %Crosslinking of XLPE Cables
• Testing of Tree Retardant XLPE Cables
• Identification of Contamination/Foreign Matter
• Determination of % Carbon Black in Cable Sheathing
• Determination of Filler Content/Composition in Cable Insulation
• Limiting Oxygen Index of Flame Retardant Cables
• Plasticizer Level and Content of PVC Insulated Cables
• Compliance Testing of Important Cable to Ensure it is Compliant with Australian Standards

Copyright 2020 Cable News
www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au

September 2020 Vol. 2

Cable News Alerts (CNA)- The Leading Source of Industry News on Power Cables and Cable Insulation


NEWSMAKERS:  * Arkema   * Borealis  *  Borlink™   * ExcelPlas   * Nexans  * NKT  * Prysmian *  Sumitomo Electric  * XLPE

INDUSTRY NEWS

Prysmian Group to Apply E3X Coating Technology to Bare Overhead Transmission Conductors
https://www.tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/article/20972201/prysmian-group-to-apply-e3x-technology-to-bare-overhead-transmission-conductors

Prysmian Group Joins the 50 Sustainability & Climate Leaders Project
Cable and optical fibre technology are key for the energy transition and digitalisation
https://electricenergyonline.com/article/energy/category/t-d/56/853869/prysmian-group-joins-the-50-sustainability-climate-leaders-project.html

Borealis Introduce HE1355, the ADCA-free Compound for Telecommunication Cables
World’s first chemically-foamed, high-density polyethylene grade free of azodicarbonamide
https://www.borealisgroup.com/news/he1355-the-adca-free-compound-for-telecommunication-cables

Borealis Plays Part in Cables for German Renewables
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/8DdfSUzuSMVz0B6​

NEW PRODUCTS

New Device Finds HV Cable Faults
The instrument, which also has facilities for sheath fault testing and sheath fault pinpointing, is particularly suitable for use on long HV cables.
https://www.tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/article/20964292/bridge-finds-hv-cable-faults

Methods Used in the Condition Management of Medium Voltage Cable Network 
https://electrical-engineering-portal.com/download-center/books-and-guides/electricity-generation-t-d/mv-cables-condition

Finding Faults in MV ad HV Cables
https://kephv.com/img/publications/files/hipot-cable-testing.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Impact & Mitigation of Icing on Power Network Equipment – Insulator Flashover (Video)
https://www.inmr.com/overview-impact-mitigation-icing-power-network-equipment-insulator-icing-flashover-video/

Diagnosis and Location of High-voltage Cable Fault Based on Sheath Current
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8602318/

High-voltage Cable Fault Analysis base on X-ray Image Processing
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1627/1/012006/pdf

Corrosion of Aluminium and Copper in Cable Conductors
https://help.leonardo-energy.org/hc/en-us/articles/202771412-Corrosion-of-aluminium-and-copper-in-cable-conductors

Investigation of Electrical Tree Growth of XLPE Nano Composites using Time–Frequency Map and Clustering Analysis of PD Signals
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42835-020-00532-4

Effect of Aging under AC Superimposed Harmonic Voltage on Trap and Carrier Transport Properties of Silicone Rubber
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/17/6006/pdf

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Conference on Polymers in Cables, February 2-3, 2021
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/ldgrCtdvIXbd9jh

Video Webinar on PVDF for Wire and Cable Applications
https://www.extremematerials-arkema.com/en/media/webinars/?wchannelid=mc4u6jejqf

Video Webinar on Polymer processing Aids (PPA) in Wire and Cable Processing
https://www.extremematerials-arkema.com/en/media/webinars/?wchannelid=mc4u6jejqf

More Cable News
http://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/


This Newsletter is brought to you by the Australian Cable Material Testing Laboratory (NATA Certified)

ExcelPlas Cable Insulation Testing Laboratory Capabilities:
-DSC Thermal Analysis to identify melting point, Glass transition (Tg) and Thermal Stability (OIT)
-FTIR Infra-red Analysis for compositional analysis of polymers and additives
-TGA Thermogravimetric Analysis for weight loss with loss of additives, oils, polymer decomposition, filler levels
-X-Ray Analysis (EDS/XRD) to identify the crystalline phase and composition of inorganic additives
-Carbon Black Content (ASTM D1603, AS/NZS 2904 Clause 7.4.5 which uses AS 1463 Appendix B)
-Carbon Black Dispersion
-Oxidative Induction Time (OIT)
-Melt Flow Index (MFR)
-Stress Cracking Resistance Testing (ESCR testing)
-Failure Analysis (processing, water treeing, contamination ID, etc)
http://excelplas.com/

Examples of Polymer Materials Excelplas Can Test:
XLPE and HDPE Cable Insulation Testing (QA, QC, incoming raw materials)
* PVC (V-90) (Soft (plasticised) Polyvinyl Chloride compound)
* XLPE (X-90, X-HF-110) (Crosslinked Polyethylene)
* Rubber (R-EP-90, R-HF-90, R-HF-110) (Ethylene Propylene Rubber).

ExcelPlas Undertakes the Following Cable Testing as per AS/NZS 5000 and AS/NZS 3808:
* Measurement of thickness of insulation and sheath (sample test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – before ageing (type test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – after ageing (type test)
* Loss of mass of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Pressure test at high temperature of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Heat shock (thermoplastic materials only) (sample test)
* Hot set test (cross linked materials only) (type test)
* Exudation of plasticizer (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Compatibility test of cables materials (type test)

Other Cable and Insulation Testing Offered by ExcelPlas NATA Labs:
• Shore A/D Hardness
• Density Determination
• Accelerated Weathering testing
• Charpy and Izod Tensile Tester
• Laboratory press for preparing samples
• Plasticizer extraction analysis apparatus
• Loss in Mass (volatility) analysis
• Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) Analysis of Cables
• Wire Insulation Abrasion
• Testing Composition of Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cables
• Testing of %Crosslinking of XLPE Cables
• Testing of Tree Retardant XLPE Cables
• Identification of Contamination/Foreign Matter
• Determination of % Carbon Black in Cable Sheathing
• Determination of Filler Content/Composition in Cable Insulation
• Limiting Oxygen Index of Flame Retardant Cables
• Plasticizer Level and Content of PVC Insulated Cables
• Compliance Testing of Important Cable to Ensure it is Compliant with Australian Standards

Copyright 2020 Cable News
www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au

September 2020 Vol. 1

Cable News Alerts (CNA)- The Leading Source of Industry News on Power Cables and Cable Insulation


NEWSMAKERS: * Borealis  *  Borlink™   * ExcelPlas   * Nexans  * NKT  * Prysmian *  Sumitomo Electric  * XLPE

INDUSTRY NEWS

Nexans Korea to Provide Cables for Petrochemical Project in Europe (Breaking News)
https://www.nsenergybusiness.com/news/nexans-korea-to-provide-cables-for-petrochemical-project-in-europe/

Nexans Awarded an 11 Million Euro Contract to Reinforce Beijing’s Intra-City High Voltage Underground Power Cables (Breaking News)
https://www.tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/article/20963047/nexans-cables-to-reinforce-beijings-intracity-high-voltage-underground-power-cables

Sumitomo Electric Completes Type Approval Test for 525kV DC Gas Insulated Switchgear Interface
https://www.wirecable.in/2020/08/sumitomo-electric-completes-type-approval-test-for-525kv-dc-gas-insulated-switchgear-interface/?utm-source-rss&utm-medium=rss-utm-campaign-sumitomo-electric-completes-type-approval-test-for-525kv-dc-gas-insulated-switchgear-interface

Prysmian Release Video on Smart Cables for Sustainable Transfer of Energy and Telecommunications
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtkP8a_JlTA

Prysmian Group Working With Terna on Italian Power Grid Project (Breaking News)
https://www.tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/article/21126064/prysmian-group-working-with-terna-on-italian-power-grid-project

Borealis Borlink™ XLPE Cable Technology is Powering the German Energiewende
https://www.borealisgroup.com/news/borealis-borlink-technology-is-powering-the-german-energiewende

Pattern Recognition of DC Partial Discharge on XLPE Cable Based on ADAM-DBN
https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/17/4566/pdf

Lifetime Estimation and Performance Evaluation for Offshore Wind Farms Transmission Cables
https://orbit.dtu.dk/files/214751523/ACDC_2019_Paper_Final.pdf

Know How Much Residual Stabilizer is In Your Cable Insulation by OIT (just $30 per test)
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Cable-Testing-NTs.pdf

Thermal and Dielectric Properties of High Voltage XLPE Power Cables Taken from Service
Oxidative induction time (OIT) on high voltage (HV) cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) cables (220 kV XLPE cables) operated for two, five, nine, twelve years and a new cable.
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9009889

NEW PATENTS

Sumitomo Patents New Cable Composition
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20200258658.pdf

Borealis Patent Polyethylene Composition for AC Power Cables
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/20200243222.pdf

NEXANS Patent New Medium- & High-Voltage Electric Cable
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10755832.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Dielectric Response Measurement on Service-Aged XLPE Cables: From Very Low Frequency to Power Frequency
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9165696

Nanocomposites Based on Magnesium-oxide/Aluminum-Nitride/Polypropylene for HVDC Cable Insulation
https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/73647/

Evaluation of Cable Moisture-Proof Measures
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/558/5/052043/pdf

More Cable News
http://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/


This Newsletter is brought to you by the Australian Cable Material Testing Laboratory (NATA Certified)

ExcelPlas Cable Insulation Testing Laboratory Capabilities:
-DSC Thermal Analysis to identify melting point, Glass transition (Tg) and Thermal Stability (OIT)
-FTIR Infra-red Analysis for compositional analysis of polymers and additives
-TGA Thermogravimetric Analysis for weight loss with loss of additives, oils, polymer decomposition, filler levels
-X-Ray Analysis (EDS/XRD) to identify the crystalline phase and composition of inorganic additives
-Carbon Black Content (ASTM D1603, AS/NZS 2904 Clause 7.4.5 which uses AS 1463 Appendix B)
-Carbon Black Dispersion
-Oxidative Induction Time (OIT)
-Melt Flow Index (MFR)
-Stress Cracking Resistance Testing (ESCR testing)
-Failure Analysis (processing, water treeing, contamination ID, etc)
http://excelplas.com/

Examples of Polymer Materials Excelplas Can Test:
XLPE and HDPE Cable Insulation Testing (QA, QC, incoming raw materials)
* PVC (V-90) (Soft (plasticised) Polyvinyl Chloride compound)
* XLPE (X-90, X-HF-110) (Crosslinked Polyethylene)
* Rubber (R-EP-90, R-HF-90, R-HF-110) (Ethylene Propylene Rubber).

ExcelPlas Undertakes the Following Cable Testing as per AS/NZS 5000 and AS/NZS 3808:
* Measurement of thickness of insulation and sheath (sample test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – before ageing (type test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – after ageing (type test)
* Loss of mass of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Pressure test at high temperature of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Heat shock (thermoplastic materials only) (sample test)
* Hot set test (cross linked materials only) (type test)
* Exudation of plasticizer (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Compatibility test of cables materials (type test)

Other Cable and Insulation Testing Offered by ExcelPlas NATA Labs:
• Shore A/D Hardness
• Density Determination
• Accelerated Weathering testing
• Charpy and Izod Tensile Tester
• Laboratory press for preparing samples
• Plasticizer extraction analysis apparatus
• Loss in Mass (volatility) analysis
• Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) Analysis of Cables
• Wire Insulation Abrasion
• Testing Composition of Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cables
• Testing of %Crosslinking of XLPE Cables
• Testing of Tree Retardant XLPE Cables
• Identification of Contamination/Foreign Matter
• Determination of % Carbon Black in Cable Sheathing
• Determination of Filler Content/Composition in Cable Insulation
• Limiting Oxygen Index of Flame Retardant Cables
• Plasticizer Level and Content of PVC Insulated Cables
• Compliance Testing of Important Cable to Ensure it is Compliant with Australian Standards

Copyright 2020 Cable News
www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au

August 2020 Vol. 2

Cable News Alerts (CNA)- The Leading Source of Industry News on Power Cables and Cable Insulation


NEWSMAKERS: * Borealis * Borlink™ * ExcelPlas  * Lianda * Nexans * NKT * Prysmian * Sumitomo Electric * XLPE

Cable Maker Prysmian Profit Slides in 1H 2020 (Breaking News)
https://renews.biz/62118/prysmian-profit-slides-in-1h-2020/

Nexans Korea to Supply Cables for Petrochemical Project in Poland (Breaking News)
https://www.chemicals-technology.com/news/nexans-korea-cables-petrochemical-poland/

Nexans Korea to Provide Cables for the First Petrochemical Project of Hyundai Engineering & Construction in Europe
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nexans-korea-cables-first-petrochemical-030000470.html

Nexans’ XLPE Cables to Increase Security of Power Supply in Denmark
https://www.tdworld.com/intelligent-undergrounding/article/20965924/nexans-xlpe-cables-to-increase-security-of-power-supply-in-denmark

Sumitomo Electric Completes Type Approval Test for 525kV DC Gas Insulated Switchgear Interface
https://www.cabletechnologynews.co.uk/sumitomo-electric-completes-type-approval-test-for-525kv-dc-gas-insulated-switchgear-interface/

Borlink™ Wire and Cable Crosslinking Technology to Connect Networks and Grids
https://www.borealisgroup.com/company/innovation/technologies/borlink-technology

New Borlink™ Grade Supports Extruded DC Transmission at Extra High Voltages
https://www.wire-tradefair.com/en/News/Archive/Archive_Industry-News/Step-change-innovation-to-provide-increased-efficiency-and-sustainability

Cable Drying: Why is Residual Moisture an Issue for Cable Manufacturing?
https://www.cabletechnologynews.co.uk/air-control-industries-cable-drying-why-is-residual-moisture-an-issue-for-cable-manufacturing/

NKT Awarded Turnkey High-Voltage DC Power Cable for the Offshore Wind Connection BorWin5
https://www.nkt.com/news-press-releases/nkt-awarded-turnkey-high-voltage-dc-power-cable-for-the-offshore-wind-connection-borwin5

How to Choose Cable Solutions for Extreme Temperatures
https://www.machinedesign.com/mechanical-motion-systems/article/21835939/how-to-choose-cable-solutions-for-extreme-temperatures

Investigation into the Impact of Cable Failure Localisation Methods on the Underground Cable Life Time in a Medium Voltage Distribution Network
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9152389

Medium Voltage XLPE Cable Condition Assessment Using Frequency Domain Spectroscopy
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9165695

Design and Implementation of Prototype for XLPE Cable Aging Test
https://www.scipedia.com/public/Acosta_et_al_2019b

Investigating the Effect of Foam Properties on the Attenuation of Coaxial Cables with Foamed Polyethylene Dielectric
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pat.5056

Nanocomposites Based on Magnesium-Oxide/Aluminum-Nitride/Polypropylene for HVDC Cable Insulation
https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/73647/

Dielectric Response Measurement on Service-aged XLPE Cables: From Very Low Frequency to Power Frequency
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9165696

More Cable News
http://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/


This Newsletter is brought to you by the Australian Cable Material Testing Laboratory (NATA Certified)

ExcelPlas Cable Insulation Testing Laboratory Capabilities:
-DSC Thermal Analysis to identify melting point, Glass transition (Tg) and Thermal Stability (OIT)
-FTIR Infra-red Analysis for compositional analysis of polymers and additives
-TGA Thermogravimetric Analysis for weight loss with loss of additives, oils, polymer decomposition, filler levels
-X-Ray Analysis (EDS/XRD) to identify the crystalline phase and composition of inorganic additives
-Carbon Black Content (ASTM D1603, AS/NZS 2904 Clause 7.4.5 which uses AS 1463 Appendix B)
-Carbon Black Dispersion
-Oxidative Induction Time (OIT)
-Melt Flow Index (MFR)
-Stress Cracking Resistance Testing (ESCR testing)
-Failure Analysis (processing, water treeing, contamination ID, etc)
http://excelplas.com/

Examples of Polymer Materials Excelplas Can Test:
XLPE and HDPE Cable Insulation Testing (QA, QC, incoming raw materials)
* PVC (V-90) (Soft (plasticised) Polyvinyl Chloride compound)
* XLPE (X-90, X-HF-110) (Crosslinked Polyethylene)
* Rubber (R-EP-90, R-HF-90, R-HF-110) (Ethylene Propylene Rubber).

ExcelPlas Undertakes the Following Cable Testing as per AS/NZS 5000 and AS/NZS 3808:
* Measurement of thickness of insulation and sheath (sample test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – before ageing (type test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – after ageing (type test)
* Loss of mass of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Pressure test at high temperature of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Heat shock (thermoplastic materials only) (sample test)
* Hot set test (cross linked materials only) (type test)
* Exudation of plasticizer (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Compatibility test of cables materials (type test)

Other Cable and Insulation Testing Offered by ExcelPlas NATA Labs:
• Shore A/D Hardness
• Density Determination
• Accelerated Weathering testing
• Charpy and Izod Tensile Tester
• Laboratory press for preparing samples
• Plasticizer extraction analysis apparatus
• Loss in Mass (volatility) analysis
• Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) Analysis of Cables
• Wire Insulation Abrasion
• Testing Composition of Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cables
• Testing of %Crosslinking of XLPE Cables
• Testing of Tree Retardant XLPE Cables
• Identification of Contamination/Foreign Matter
• Determination of % Carbon Black in Cable Sheathing
• Determination of Filler Content/Composition in Cable Insulation
• Limiting Oxygen Index of Flame Retardant Cables
• Plasticizer Level and Content of PVC Insulated Cables
• Compliance Testing of Important Cable to Ensure it is Compliant with Australian Standards

Copyright 2020 Cable News
www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au

August 2020 Vol. 1

Cable News Alerts (CNA)- The Leading Source of Industry News on Power Cables and Cable Insulation


NEWSMAKERS:  * CNA * ExcelPlas  * Nexans * NKT * Prysmian * Sumitomo Electric 

Prysmian Files Legal Proceedings for Patents’ Infringements Against Competitor to Protect R&D Investments (Breaking News)
https://www.marketscreener.com/PRYSMIAN-S-P-A-252187/news/Prysmian-S-p-A-Industry-leader-Prysmian-Group-files-legal-proceedings-for-patents-infringements-a-31002965/

Webinar: Online PD Testing of HV Cables
https://www.eatechnology.com/australia/blog/2020/07/30/webinar-online-pd-testing-of-cables/

Cable Giant Prysmian Eyes Energy Transition Opportunities with New Appointments (Breaking News)
https://www.oedigital.com/news/480442-cable-giant-prysmian-eyes-energy-transition-opportunities-with-new-appointments

Prysmian Appoints New Staff to Special Projects Unit (Breaking News)
https://renews.biz/61919/prysmian-appoints-new-staff-to-projects-unit/

Prysmian Group to Acquire EHC Global (Breaking News)
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/IND_370676.html

Electrical Cable Testing Laboratory – Melbourne
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Cable-Testing-NTs.pdf

Fake Cable Alert
https://www.ecdonline.com.au/content/data-networking-communications/article/fake-cabling-documents-are-fraud-go-directly-to-jail-128220264#axzz6IOoKKxgY

Nexans Wins Major Power Cable Contract for Serbia’s Largest Power Plant
https://www.energyfacts.eu/nexans-wins-major-power-cable-contract-for-serbias-largest-power-plant/

Sumitomo Electric Industries : Delivers 115kV XLPE Triplex Cable and Completes Cable System Retrofit Replacement Project in San Francisco
https://www.marketscreener.com/SUMITOMO-ELECTRIC-INDUSTR-6491335/news/Sumitomo-Electric-Industries-Delivers-115kV-XLPE-Triplex-Cable-and-Completes-Cable-System-Retrofit-30932403/

Sumitomo Electric completes type approval test for 525kV DC Cable System
https://www.offshore-energy.biz/sumitomo-electric-completes-type-approval-test-for-525kv-dc-gis-interface/

UV Testing and UV Degradation Testing of Electrical Cables
http://www.uvtesting.com.au/

NKT Awarded Turnkey Order for the On- and Offshore Project Shetland HVDC Link
https://www.nkt.com/news-press-releases/nkt-awarded-turnkey-order-for-the-on-and-offshore-project-shetland-hvdc-link

The Purpose Of The Screen & Semi-conductive Layer On MV Cables
https://www.powerandcables.com/screen-semi-conductive-layer-on-mv-cables/

Development & Application of Polymeric Transmission Line Arresters
https://www.inmr.com/development-application-polymeric-transmission-line-arresters-experience-china/

Breakdown Properties of Aged Low Voltage Cross-linked Polyethylene Insulated Cable
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/513/1/012014/pdf

Quantitative Analysis of Changes in Antioxidant in Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE) Cable Insulation Material Exposed to Heat and Gamma Radiation
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014139101830291X

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Testing of Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) as specified in AS3808 and Low Smoke Halogen-Free (LSHF)
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This Newsletter is brought to you by the Australian Cable Material Testing Laboratory (NATA Certified)

ExcelPlas Cable Insulation Testing Laboratory Capabilities:
-DSC Thermal Analysis to identify melting point, Glass transition (Tg) and Thermal Stability (OIT)
-FTIR Infra-red Analysis for compositional analysis of polymers and additives
-TGA Thermogravimetric Analysis for weight loss with loss of additives, oils, polymer decomposition, filler levels
-X-Ray Analysis (EDS/XRD) to identify the crystalline phase and composition of inorganic additives
-Carbon Black Content (ASTM D1603, AS/NZS 2904 Clause 7.4.5 which uses AS 1463 Appendix B)
-Carbon Black Dispersion
-Oxidative Induction Time (OIT)
-Melt Flow Index (MFR)
-Stress Cracking Resistance Testing (ESCR testing)
-Failure Analysis (processing, water treeing, contamination ID, etc)
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Examples of Polymer Materials Excelplas Can Test:
XLPE and HDPE Cable Insulation Testing (QA, QC, incoming raw materials)
* PVC (V-90) (Soft (plasticised) Polyvinyl Chloride compound)
* XLPE (X-90, X-HF-110) (Crosslinked Polyethylene)
* Rubber (R-EP-90, R-HF-90, R-HF-110) (Ethylene Propylene Rubber).

ExcelPlas Undertakes the Following Cable Testing as per AS/NZS 5000 and AS/NZS 3808:
* Measurement of thickness of insulation and sheath (sample test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – before ageing (type test)
* Tensile strength and elongation of insulation and sheath material – after ageing (type test)
* Loss of mass of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Pressure test at high temperature of insulation and sheath (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Heat shock (thermoplastic materials only) (sample test)
* Hot set test (cross linked materials only) (type test)
* Exudation of plasticizer (thermoplastic materials only) (type test)
* Compatibility test of cables materials (type test)

Other Cable and Insulation Testing Offered by ExcelPlas NATA Labs:
• Shore A/D Hardness
• Density Determination
• Accelerated Weathering testing
• Charpy and Izod Tensile Tester
• Laboratory press for preparing samples
• Plasticizer extraction analysis apparatus
• Loss in Mass (volatility) analysis
• Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) Analysis of Cables
• Wire Insulation Abrasion
• Testing Composition of Low Smoke Zero Halogen Cables
• Testing of %Crosslinking of XLPE Cables
• Testing of Tree Retardant XLPE Cables
• Identification of Contamination/Foreign Matter
• Determination of % Carbon Black in Cable Sheathing
• Determination of Filler Content/Composition in Cable Insulation
• Limiting Oxygen Index of Flame Retardant Cables
• Plasticizer Level and Content of PVC Insulated Cables
• Compliance Testing of Important Cable to Ensure it is Compliant with Australian Standards

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