The Role of Degassing in XLPE Power Cable Manufacture

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Title: The Role of Degassing in XLPE Power Cable Manufacture
Author: Andrews, Tim ; Hampton, Nigel ; Smedberg, Annika ; Wald, D. ; Waschk, V. ; Weissenberg, W.
Abstract: This article focuses on a range of elements critical to this process; form the fundamental chemistry, through computational and measurement techniques to the solutions that are in use today. Degassing contributes greatly to the quality of power cables by improving the certainty in electrical testing and improving the dielectric properties. To ensure that the degassing process delivers the expected benefits, it is important to measure and model the process by which the crosslinking byproducts are desorbed from the cable polymers. Weight loss and HPLC have shown themselves to be the most effective and practical measurement techniques.
Description: This paper appears in: Electrical Insulation Magazine, IEEE. ©2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Type: Paper
ISSN: 0883-7554
Citation: Andrews, T.; Hampton, R.N.; Smedberg, A.; Wald, D.; Waschk, V.; Weissenberg, W., "The role of degassing in XLPE power cable manufacture," Electrical Insulation Magazine, IEEE , vol.22, no.6, pp.5-16, Nov.-Dec. 2006 URL:
Date: 2006-11
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. National Electric Energy Testing, Research and Applications Center
Brugg Cable
NKT Cables
Borealis AB
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: XLPE insulation
Dielectric properties
XLPE cables
Crosslinking byproducts
Extrusion linespeeds

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