October 2018 Vol. 1

All the Latest Industry News on Electrical Cables


Prysmian Awarded New 125m Project for First Submarine Cable Interconnection Between the Island of Crete and Mainland Greece
https://electricenergyonline.com/article/energy/category/t-d/56/723870/prysmian-awarded-new-125m-project-for-first-submarine-cable-interconnection-between-the-island-of-crete-and-mainland-greece.html

Nexans Supplies Cable for the World’s First 66 KV Offshore Windfarms
https://www.nexans.com/newsroom/news/details/2018/09/Supply-of-cables-for-the-first-66kv-offshore-windfarms.html

Nexans to supply cable to Parkwind’s 219MW Northwester 2
https://www.rechargenews.com/wind/1608661/nexans-to-supply-cable-to-parkwinds-219mw-northwester-2

Nexans NX600 Cable Range Obtains New BASEC Certification
https://www.voltimum.co.uk/articles/nexans-nx600-cable-range-obtains-new

Nexans Awarded EUR 35 million Contract for Cables
https://www.offshorewind.biz/2018/10/08/nexans-lands-triton-knoll-cable-deal/

The Effect of pH and Temperature in the Propagation of Water Treeing in XLPE Insulated Underground Cable
https://www.ecti-eec.org/index.php/ecti-eec/article/view/627

Construction worker hits high-voltage cable, takes out 13,600 properties
https://www.wattelectricalnews.com/NEWS/Construction-worker-hits-high-voltage-cable,-takes-out-13,600-properties/45210

General Cable has achieved a new technology milestone in DC Extruded Power Cable Systems
https://www.generalcable.com/eu/en/news-media/press-releases/2018/general-cable-has-achieved-a-new-technology-milest

South Korean LS Cable signs cable supply deal with Denmark’s Orsted
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/10/01/0200000000AEN20181001002700320.html

Letter of award for power cables for Johan Sverdrup phase 2
https://www.equinor.com/en/news/2018-10-04-johan-sverdrup-power-cables-phase2.html

Superconducting Cables: Recommendations for Deployment of New Technology
https://www.iass-potsdam.de/en/news/superconducting-cables-recommendations-deployment-new-technology

South Korean LS Cable Lands Big Order for High-voltage Cables from Bahrain
http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=25629

BOROUGE AND BOREALIS SHOWCASE ENHANCED CABLE POLYMER PORTFOLIO AT WIRE CHINA
http://www.borouge.com/MediaCentre/Lists/News/DispformCustom.aspx?id=431

Irish Sea Contractors Roll Out Subsea Cable Repair Solution
https://subseaworldnews.com/2018/10/17/irish-sea-contractors-roll-out-subsea-cable-repair-solution/

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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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