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Author Ramachandran, S. ♦ Reed, R.A.
Sponsorship Rural Electr. Power Committee of the IEEE Ind. Appl. Soc. IEEE
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2003
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics ♦ Electricity & electronics
Subject Keyword Power distribution ♦ Trees - insulation ♦ Dielectrics and electrical insulation ♦ Cable insulation ♦ Polyethylene ♦ Dielectric losses ♦ Stress ♦ Retardants ♦ Medium voltage ♦ Degradation
Abstract For the past 20 years, the North American Utility Industry has been using water tree-retardant, crosslinked polyethylene (TR-XLPE) as the preferred medium voltage (5-46 kV) insulation for primary distribution cables. This technology has laid to rest earlier concerns of water-tree degradation of regular crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) and high molecular weight thermoplastic polyethylene (HMW-PE). In this paper, earlier concerns are briefly reviewed, followed by highlighting the importance of TR-XLPE, its proven performance and benefits. Both laboratory and field aging performance of TR-XLPE cables are addressed. In addition, the value-added attributes for utilities in terns of 'total owning costs' through the life of distribution cable systems are summarized.
Description Author affiliation: Dow Chem. Co., Somerset, NJ, USA (Ramachandran, S.)
ISBN 0780379055
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-05-04
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 481.65 kB


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library