January 2021 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS: * BASF * CNA * ExcelPlas * HiTech Masterbatches * JZD Cable * LS Cable * Momentive * Nexans * NKT * Prysmian * XLPE

INDUSTRY NEWS

Prysmian Group Acquires Canadian Major EHC Global
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/CONS_377125.html

NKT Commits to the Science Based Target Initiative to Become a Net-Zero Emissions Company
https://www.nkt.com/news-press-releases/nkt-commits-to-the-science-based-target-initiative-to-become-a-net-zero-emissions-company

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

NEW PRODUCTS

New Technology Anti Rodent Masterbatch for Cables for Repelling Rodents
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/tT8ncaTdjVWVwfS#pdfviewer​

Momentive Patent Silicone Rubber Composition for The Manufacture of an Insulator for High Voltage Direct Current Applications
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/77/7b/79/dd09f1e729ac8b/US20200350094A1.pdf

BASF Patents Ageing Resistant Thermoplastic Urethane (TPU) for Cable Sheathing
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/42/5f/53/8c1e76508aca49/US20200385511A1.pdf

NEW RESEARCH

High Voltage Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulator Characteristics Improvement Using Functionalized ZnO Nanoparticles
https://ejchem.journals.ekb.eg/article_100938_f13107f929de2a1bec6374d39e60e9ed.pdf

Voltage Stabilizer and Its Effects on Polymer’s DC Insulation Performance
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-9731-2_3

Hybrid Technique based Voltage Stabilizers for XLPE Cable Insulation
http://solidstatetechnology.us/index.php/JSST/article/view/2855

REPORTING & MARKET TOOLS

CNA Analysis Tools Now At Your Disposal
CNA constantly surveys the cable landscape to bring you the latest developments and products as well as associated technologies.

  • Market Snapshot (view infographics of buyers and competitors)
  • Product Snapshot (view infographics of buyers and competitors)
  • Curated List of Sales Leads and Prospects

https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

SEE AN ITEM OF INTEREST IN CNA – REQUEST A MARKET REPORT ON THAT POST
You can request a Market Intelligence Report for any of the Items Listed Above
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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)
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 2021 Cable News
www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au

CNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to CNA you agree to receiving regular CNA newsletters as well as the CNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of CNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow CNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  CNA provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each CNA newsletter.

December 2020 Vol. 2

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


NEWSMAKERS: * CCA * ExcelPlas  * LS Cable * Nexans * NKT * Ore Catapult * Prysmian * XLPE

INDUSTRY NEWS

Nexans Lands Six Australian Solar Cable Contracts
https://www.renews.biz/65025/nexans-lands-six-australian-solar-cable-contracts/

LS Cable Secures US211Mill Wando-Jeju Submarine Cable Deal
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2020/12/129_301071.html

https://www.econotimes.com/LS-CS-wins-extensive-submarine-cable-deal-worth-200-billion-won-1598735

NKT Signs Lithuania-Sweden Cable Service Agreement
https://www.4coffshore.com/news/nkt-signs-lithuania-sweden-cable-service-agreement-nid20659.html

All Saint-Brieuc Inter-Array Prysmian Cables to Be Buried
https://www.offshorewind.biz/2020/12/04/all-saint-brieuc-inter-array-cables-to-be-buried/

Nexans Starts Seagreen Onshore Wiring Work
https://renews.biz/65295/nexans-starts-seagreen-onshore-wiring-work/

LS Cable & System Expands Footprint to Solar Power Business
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20201130000998

Nexans Joins RE100
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/12/15/2145043/0/en/Nexans-joins-RE100.html

CABLE FAILURE PREVENTION

Avoiding Subsea Cable Failures
https://www.powerandcables.com/subsea-cable-failures/

My Message for Cables 2020: “Ensure Cables have Gold-Plated Reliability Before They Hit the Water”
https://ore.catapult.org.uk/blog/my-message-for-cables-2020-ensure-cables-have-gold-plated-reliability-before-they-hit-the-water/

Ageing Assessment of XLPE Cable Insulation by Residual Antioxidant Content
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9293188

Polypropylene (PP) Blended with Polyolefin Elastomer (POE) Considered as a Potential Choice to Replace Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) as HVDC Cable Insulation
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-15-9731-2_6

Cable Condition Assessment
Use Cable Condition Assessment (CCA) service to determine the condition of your cables
http://eatechnology.com/australia/technical-services/cable-condition-assessment/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA5vb-

REPORTING & MARKET TOOLS 🛠️

CNA Analysis Tools Now At Your Disposal
CNA constantly surveys the cable landscape to bring you the latest developments and products as well as associated technologies.

  • Market Snapshot (view infographics of buyers and competitors)
  • Product Snapshot (view infographics of buyers and competitors)
  • Curated List of Sales Leads and Prospects

https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

SEE AN ITEM OF INTEREST IN CNA – REQUEST A MARKET REPORT ON THAT POST
You can request a Market Intelligence Report for any of the Items Listed Above
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Want More Global Cable News?  … CLICK HERE:
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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)
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

CNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to CNA you agree to receiving regular CNA newsletters as well as the CNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of CNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow CNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  CNA provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each CNA newsletter.

December 2020 Vol. 1

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


NEWSMAKERS: * Ampacet * Brugg Cable * CIGRE * ExcelPlas * Hellenic Cables * LOC Korea * LS Cable * Nexans * NKT * Prysmian * XLPE

INDUSTRY NEWS

Prysmian Group Files Legal Proceedings for Patent Infringements
https://www.oceannews.com/news/subsea-cable/prysmian-group-files-legal-proceedings-for-patents-infringements

NKT Is Preferred Turnkey Supplier For High-Voltage Offshore Wind Farm Project
https://www.cabletechnologynews.co.uk/nkt-is-preferred-turnkey-supplier-for-high-voltage-offshore-wind-farm-project/

Hellenic Cables Solidifies its Position in the UK market with New Turnkey Contract for HV Land Cables
https://www.cablel.com/Article/149/hellenic-cables-to-supply-and-install-132-kv-land-cables-for-sp-transmission-s-douglas-north-project/

LS Cable & System Enters into 5-year Agreement with Global Offshore wind leader Orsted to supply high voltage export cables for offshore wind farms
https://www.cabletechnologynews.co.uk/ls-cable-system-signs-framework-agreement-with-orsted-for-high-voltage-export-cables/

LOC Korea Wins Another Subsea Cable Contract On Major Solar Project
https://www.cabletechnologynews.co.uk/loc-korea-wins-another-subsea-cable-contract-on-janggam-solar-project/

CIGRE Working Groups Approved in 2020 – CALL FOR EXPERTS
https://www.cigre.org/article/GB/cigre-active-working-groups–call-for-experts

State-of-the-Art Polymer Laboratory for Testing and Analysis of Cable Insulation and Sheathing for Global Applications
https://www.excelplas.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Excelplas-A4-Brochure-4pp-Cable-Testing-NTs.pdf

CABLE DEFECT DETECTION

New Technology for Fault Detection in XLPE Power Cables
https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/11617/116171X/Hydrothermal-synthesis-of-flower-shaped-NiO-nanomaterials-and-its-fault/10.1117/12.2585242.short?SSO=1

Investigation on Electrical Treeing Behaviour at Needle Defects in Cable Insulation Under AC voltage
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9275511

Advanced Characterization Techniques Based on Luminescence in XLPE and Modified XLPE
https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03008898/

NEW MATERIALS

Development of a Liquid Silicone Rubber for the Application in HVDC Cable Accessories
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9275508

NEW MANUFACTURING METHODS

NKT Patents Method in the Manufacturing of an Insulated Electric High Voltage DC Termination or Joint
https://uspto.report/patent/grant/10,855,063

NEW ADDITIVES

Ampacet Offers Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Masterbatches for Wire and Cable
https://www.ampacet.com/ampacet-offers-halogen-free-flame-retardant-masterbatches/

Additive Concentrates for Laser Marking Wire Jackets and Cable Insulation
https://www.ptonline.com/products/additive-concentrates-for-laser-marking-wire-jackets-and-cable-insulation

ETHANOX™ 330 Antioxidant for Wires & Cables
https://www.chempoint.com/en-mx/insights/si-group-ethanox-330-antioxidant-for-wires-cables

NEW RESEARCH

Partial Discharges of Artificial Defects in Cable Joints Under High DC Voltage
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9275538

Investigation on Dielectric Losses and Electric Field Distribution inside PVC Nanocomposites Insulation of Power Cables
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2542504820300567

Effect of Crosslinking Temperature on Charge Transport Behaviour in Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304388620301224

Influence of Charge Emission Behaviour of Semi-Conductive Shielding Layer on Charge Accumulation Properties of Insulation Layer for HVDC cables
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2053-1591/abcf7b/pdf

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

NEW UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Polymers in Cables (June 2021, Virtual Summit)
https://www.ami.international/events/event?Code=C1127

NEW JOBS

Seeking Polymer Engineer to Development Wire and Cable Insulation
https://www.mendeley.com/careers/job/rd-materials-engineer-1667923

REPORTING & MARKET TOOLS

CNA Analysis Tools Now At Your Disposal
CNA constantly surveys the cable landscape to bring you the latest developments and products as well as associated technologies.

  • Market Snapshot (view infographics of buyers and competitors)
  • Product Snapshot (view infographics of buyers and competitors)
  • Curated List of Sales Leads and Prospects

https://www.excelplas.com/contact-us/

SEE AN ITEM OF INTEREST IN CNA – REQUEST A MARKET REPORT ON THAT POST
You can request a Market Intelligence Report for any of the Items Listed Above
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Want More Global Cable News?  … CLICK HERE:
https://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

CNA is owned and operated by ExcelPlas Pty Ltd.  By subscribing to CNA you agree to receiving regular CNA newsletters as well as the CNA platform using your email contact details to enhance the performance and functionality of CNA and its analytics reports.  These email contact details allow CNA to track page views and create more targeted and relevant content.  CNA provides an unsubscribe link on the bottom of each CNA newsletter.

November 2020 Vol. 2

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


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

INDUSTRY NEWS

Prysmian Group Announces 450 Mill Euro Investment in Race to Net Zero CO2 Emissions
https://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/pr/36120-prysmian-group-sustainability-net-zero-energy-transition-digitalization-co2-emissions-project-stakeholders-investment-climate-change-warming-carbon-trust

NKT Selected for EUR-250m Offshore Wind Cabling Job
https://renewablesnow.com/news/nkt-gets-picked-for-eur-250m-offshore-wind-cabling-job-722460/

Hitachi ABB Power Grids to Invest Over $100 Million in Strategic Realignment of Global High-Voltage Switchgear Business
https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/hitachi-abb-power-grids-invest-123000836.html

Up-Dating of Service Experience With HV Underground and Submarine Cable Systems
https://www.pesicc.org/iccWebSite/subcommittees/E/E04/2009/E4-2009Fall-UpDating-of-Service-Experience-of-HV-Underground-and-Submarine-CableSystems.pdf

NEW PATENTS

BOREALIS AG Patents Polymer Composition and Cable with Advantageous Electrical Properties
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10822478.pdf

CABLE AGEING

Dielectric Loss and Extended Voltage Response Measurements for Low-Voltage Power Cables: Potential Methods for Aging Detection Due to Thermal Stress
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00202-020-01121-4

XLPE CABLES

Examining Impact of Vapor-induced Crosslinking Duration on Dynamic Mechanical and Static Mechanical Characteristics of Silane-water XLPE Cable compound
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941820321620

Thermally Stimulated Depolarization Current Spectra of XLPE and the Influence of Cross‐Linking By-products
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pol.20200470

SILICONES

Silicone Insulation Advantages are Numerous in Wire and Cable Applications
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/JxzSTAqNuMBwnSD#pdfviewer​

NEW RESEARCH

New Fire-Retardant Additive Formulated for Thermoplastics
https://www.plasticstoday.com/additivescolorants/new-fire-retardant-additive-formulated-thermoplastics

Enhancing the High Voltage XLPE Cable Insulation Characteristics Using Functionalized TiO2 Nanoparticles
http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo?journalid=316&doi=10.11648/j.ajpst.20200603.11

MARKET REPORTS

Info-Graphics on Who is Reading Cable News Alerts (CNA)
http://cloud.excelplas.com/s/YjjkQWw9v0plzIY​

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

November 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

Scottish Energy Company Investigates Blackout Caused by Subsea Cable Failure
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/22/scottish-energy-company-ssen-investigates-blackout-caused-by-subsea-cable-failure

Nexans Cable-Lay Vessel Launched in Norway
https://www.offshore-mag.com/rigs-vessels/article/14187019/nexans-cablelay-vessel-launched-in-norway

NEW PATENTS

BOREALIS AG Patents Polymer Composition and Cable with Advantageous Electrical Properties
https://www.freepatentsonline.com/10822478.pdf

CABLE FAILURE & PREVENTION

Study on Identification of Defect Types in XLPE Cables
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1659/1/012040/pdf

Hybrid Technique Based Voltage Stabilizers for XLPE Cable Insulation
Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) power cable is commonly used as the medium for transmitting power supply in the power system network. However, frequent exposure of XLPE cable to the high voltage causes its insulation to degrade over time leading to electricity outages. Electrical treeing is a commonly observed phenomenon associated with dielectric breakdown in solid dielectrics.
http://solidstatetechnology.us/index.php/JSST/article/view/2855

Several Reasons for the Ageing of Polymer Cables
http://www.zonegemma.org/category/material-evaluation/

Material Development Approach for Injection Moulding Rejuvenation for Cable Insulation Failure [PDF]
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1742-6596/1639/1/012058/pdf

NEW RESEARCH

Enhancing the High Voltage XLPE Cable Insulation Characteristics Using Functionalized TiO2 Nanoparticles
http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo?journalid=316&doi=10.11648/j.ajpst.20200603.11

Degradation of Flame Retardance: A Comparison of EVA and LDPE Cables With Two Different Metal Hydroxides
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/app.50149

Thermal Oxidation of Cross-linked PE and EPR used as Cable Insulation Materials: Multi-Scale Correlation over a Wide Range of Temperatures
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941820321425

Examining Impact of Vapor-Induced Crosslinking Duration on Dynamic Mechanical and Static Mechanical Characteristics of Silane-Water Crosslinked Polyethylene Compound
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0142941820321620

Extended Thermal Rating Calculations of 400 kV XLPE cables for Urban Grid Applications Based on Long-Term Experimental Data
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00502-020-00841-6

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

TESTING

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://www.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

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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)
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