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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Melbourne Laboratory for Analysis of Polymeric Cable Materials 
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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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