July 2018 Vol. 1

All the Latest Industry News on Electrical Cables


Prysmian Australia Pty Ltd Submit Application For A Dumping Duty Notice for PVC flat electrical cables Imported from China
http://www.adcommission.gov.au/cases/EPR%20451%20%20550/EPR%20469/002%20-%20Report%20-%20Consideration%20Report%20-%20Consideration%20Report%20-%20CON%20469%20-%20PVC%20Flat%20Electrical%20Cables%20-%20China.pdf

Australian Cablemakers Association did not violate the consumer laws when it sent letters to Ministers complaining that an electrical cable supplied by Midland Metals was Unsafe
https://lawyerly.com.au/cable-makers-didnt-violate-consumer-law-judge-says/

Prysmian Completes Acquisition of General Cable
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180606005719/en/Prysmian-Completes-Acquisition-General-Cable

Meet the New Nexans Olex Executive Team
http://www.olex.com.au/eservice/Australia-en_AU/navigate_158530/Our_Team.html

Olex Introduce Cable Product Handbook App for Smart Phones and Tablets
https://www.olex.com.au/eservice/Australia-en_AU/navigatepub_228625_-31941/The_New_Olex_Handbook_App_is_finally_here.html

Building Wiring Cable in NSW is now a Declared Article
https://neca.asn.au/nsw/content/building-wiring-cable-nsw-now-declared-article

Prysmian Publishes Cable Guide for the Mining Industry
http://www.prysmiancable.com.au/documents/mining-cables-technical.pdf

Lapp Sets up Australian Subsidiary
https://www.ecdonline.com.au/content/business-and-management/news/lapp-sets-up-australian-subsidiary-814830150#axzz5KLDSq9pD

Five Future Trends in Cable Technology in Australia
https://lappaustralia.com.au/en/five-trends-in-digitalisation-to-drive-the-benefits-of-automation-down-under

KableX Delivers an Alternative to Mining’s Cable Sector
https://www.australianmining.com.au/features/kablex-delivers-alternative-minings-cable-sector/

HV Electrical Cable Testing and Condition Monitoring Engineer Position Available
https://job-openings.careerone.com.au/HV-Electrical-Cable-Testing-Condition-Monitoring-Engineer-brisbane-QLD-Australia-MachineMonitor/11/196874105

Olex Publishes AS4417 Updates
https://www.olex.com.au/Australia/2018/OLEX%204417%20-%20NSW%20Gazette%20amendment.pdf

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Melbourne Laboratory Analysis of Low Smoke Halogen-Free (LSHF) Cable Materials 
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Testing of Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) as specified in AS3808
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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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