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

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit http://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/subscribe/
Melbourne Laboratory for Analysis of Polymeric Cable Materials 
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) as specified in AS3808 and Low Smoke Halogen-Free (LSHF)
http://www.excelplas.com/


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

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/

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit https://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/subscribe/


Melbourne Laboratory for Analysis of Polymeric Cable Materials 
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) as specified in AS3808 and Low Smoke Halogen-Free (LSHF)
http://www.excelplas.com

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

Copyright 2018 Cable News
https://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au

July 2018 Vol. 3

All the Latest Industry News on Electrical Cables


Breaking News – Prysmian Resigns Chairman
https://subseaworldnews.com/2018/07/27/prysmian-chairman-resigns/

Breaking News – Nexans Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/nexans-appoints-christopher-gurin-as-chief-executive-officer-20180704-00036

Nexans Wins Major Cable Contract for Oman’s Plastic Industry Project
http://tradearabia.com/news/CONS_343239.html

Cabling leader AEI Cables is taking fire performance to new levels with its Total Fire Solutions range of products for the built environment
http://www.cabletechnologynews.co.uk/aei-cables-launches-total-fire-solutions/

Nexans Post First Half 2018 Results
https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/nexans–first-half-2018-results-20180726-00061

Judge Rules Vattenfall can use UK Power Cable Subsidiaries as Anchor Defendants
https://globalcompetitionreview.com/article/1171322/vattenfall-can-use-uk-power-cable-subsidiaries-as-anchor-defendants

Nexans Olex Represented at APAC Innovation Fair by Senior Cable Design Engineer, Mark Maffei
http://www.olex.com.au/eservice/Australia-en_AU/navigatepub_228625_-36556/Nexans_first_APAC_Innovation_Fair.html

SA Power Publishes Technical Standard for Underground Distribution Cable Networks
https://www.sapowernetworks.com.au/public/download.jsp?id=551

NSW Transport – Fibre breakout for 33 kV 1C XLPE insulated cables 240mm2 to 630mm2
https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/industry/asset-standards-authority/find-a-standard/fibre-breakout-for-33-kv-1c-xlpe-insulated

Australian Energy XLPE cable at a cost of $35.7 million
https://www.aer.gov.au/system/files/Ausgrid%20-%20Attachment%202.01%20-%20Extended%20Stakeholder%20Consultation%20Report%20-%20June%202018%20-%20PUBLIC.compressed.pdf

Energex Publishes Approved Products List
https://swp.energex.com.au/upload/technical_documents/20180706_075536_97427.xls

OFFSHORE POWER CABLE ENGINEERING AND RELIABILITY FORUM (27th – 28th February 2019)
Rethinking Cable Operating Practices, Reducing Cost and Increasing Efficiency & Performance
https://www.bisgrp.com/portfolio/conferences/subsea-offshore/5th-annual-offshore-power-cable-engineering-and-reliability-forum

Research on Aging Parameters of XLPE Cable Based on Isothermal Relaxation Current
https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5027686


Melbourne Laboratory Analysis of Low Smoke Halogen-Free (LSHF) Cable Materials 
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) as specified in AS3808
http://www.excelplas.com/

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

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit http://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/subscribe/

Cable News (c) 2018
www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au

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

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit http://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/subscribe/


Melbourne Laboratory Analysis of Low Smoke Halogen-Free (LSHF) Cable Materials 
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) as specified in AS3808
http://www.excelplas.com/

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 2018 Cable News
www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au

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

Any news requests should be sent to john@excelplas.com
To subscribe, visit http://www.cablenewsaustralia.com.au/subscribe/


Melbourne Laboratory Analysis of Low Smoke Halogen-Free (LSHF) Cable Materials 
http://www.excelplas.com/

Testing of Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) as specified in AS3808
http://www.excelplas.com/

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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