Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) Insulated L.T. Power Cables
K-Flex has developed a special grade XLPE insulated cables(upto 1100 Volts) applications. This is a thermoset type of polymer enriched with crosslinking agent. This is extruded over the conductor using modern extruders and is thoroughly crosslinked under controlled conditions. This XLPE insulation overcomes the drawbacks of PVC hitherto extensively used as an insulating material, without losing any of PVC's desirable properties.
Following are the advantages of X-linked insulated cables over that of PVC insulated Cables:
- Higher Current Rating:
Withstands continuous conductor temperature of 90 o C, where as PVC withstands only 70oC, which means higher current carrying capacity.
- Higher Overload Capacity :
K-Flex cables can operate even at 130oC, during emergency, unlike PVC Cables which cannot operate beyond 120oC. Thus in an emergency, the entire system need not go out of commission if some of the cables fail, because the other cables in parallel can carry a higher load.
- Higher Short Circuit Rating:
Can withstand conductor temperatures of upto 250oC during a short-circuit. PVC cannot withstand more than 160oC.
- Lighter in Weight, Smaller Bending Radius:
Lighter weight, smaller bending radius than PVC enables installation of K-Flex cables even in cramped space conditions. The cables require less support, thus lowering installation cost.
- Lower Di-electric Constant & Power Factor:
Results in saving in power losses which means saving in costs, particularly for higher voltage.
- Better Impact, Abrasion, Corrosion Resistance:
Safer than PVC Cables against mechanical damage, abrasion and corrosion.
- Easier Jointing & Termination:
Requires no special skills or equipment for joining and termination.
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