July 2018 Vol. 2

All the Latest Industry News on Electrical Cables


LS C&S to supply electrical cables to Western Australia (Breaking News)
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2018/07/133_251663.html

Superconducting Cable Sets Records for Power Transmission (Breaking News)
http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/superconducting-cable-sets-records-for-power-transmission/176215/

Prysmian Does not Agree with EUROPEAN UNION GENERAL COURT JUDGEMENTS
http://www.4-traders.com/PRYSMIAN-252187/news/Prysmian-EUROPEAN-UNION-GENERAL-COURT-JUDGEMENTS-26917179/

World’s biggest cablemakers Prysmian , Nexans and eight other cable companies lost their challenge against a 302 million euros EU cartel fine
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-cartel-court/goldman-sachs-prysmian-others-lose-challenge-against-302-million-euro-eu-cartel-fine-idUSKBN1K21DY

High Court takes Jurisdiction over High-voltage Power Cable Cartel Damages Claim (Breaking News)
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=1bc988d9-43f6-49d0-ac13-7d00ef25782d

Underwater Cable Market has Nexans Expanding
https://www.postandcourier.com/business/underwater-cable-market-has-nexans-expanding-charleston-area-plant/article_6d3d132c-73d1-11e8-8780-47953a270004.html

Scientific Cable Breakthrough Powers Subsea Oil And Gas Production And Keeps Electricity Flowing
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markvenables/2018/07/12/scientific-breakthrough-powers-subsea-oil-and-gas-production-and-keeps-electricity-flowing/#4c9690417cf3

Proven Technology for Improving Subsea Cable Insulation without Costly Intervention
http://www.oilandgastechnology.net/news/proven-technology-improving-subsea-cable-insulation-without-costly-intervention

Progress in Eco-friendly High Voltage Cable Insulation Materials
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8401276/

ACCC v v Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi S.R.L. (No 12) [2016] FCA 822 re: Cartel conduct
https://www.australiancompetitionlaw.org/cases/2016prysmian.html
Cartel Conduct Definition: https://www.australiancompetitionlaw.org/law/cartels.html
Current Cases: https://www.australiancompetitionlaw.org/casescurrent.html

“Cartel conduct will always be a priority for the ACCC and we seek to take enforcement action in relation to all cartels that harm Australian consumers and businesses.”
https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-appeals-air-cargo-cartel-decision

Discoloration of XLPE Insulation in High Voltage Power Cables: A Diagnostic Case Study
http://www.wirecable.in/2018/06/discoloration-of-xlpe-insulation-in-high-voltage-power-cables-a-diagnostic-case-study/

Laboratory Results from Dielectric Spectroscopy of Field Aged XLPE Cables with Respect to Water Trees
http://orbit.dtu.dk/files/3962469/Pedersen.pdf

Uphill Diffusion of Antioxidant in Cross-Linked Polyethylene Cable Insulation
http://crimsonpublishers.com/rdms/pdf/RDMS.000653.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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