Contents №1–2015

   Science and Technology   

I.B. Peshkov, Dr. Sc. (Engineering), Professor, Chief Research Scientist; 
V.L. Ovsienko, Cand. Sc. (Engineering), Head of Laboratory; M.Yu. Shuvalov, Dr. Sc. (Engineering), Director of Energy Cable and Wire Division; JSC VNIIKP 

Contact: vniikp@vniikp.ru 

Investigation and test methods specific for medium and high voltage power cable insulation


Methods of testing polymer cable insulation for electrical and electrochemical ageing resistance are described. The degree of ageing is estimated using a microspectral analysis. Procedure and device for polyethylene insulation “life curve” test are described. Examples of insulation structure influence on its quality are given.

Key words

Power cable, cross-linked polyethylene, ethylene-propylene rubber, water tree, electrical tree, life curve, structure.

DA.P. Leonov, Cand. Sc. (Engineering), Associate Professor of Tomsk Polytechnical University; 
V.V. Red’ko, Cand. Sc. (Engineering), Director of OOO “NPO Redwill” 

Contact: leonov_ap@elti.tpu.ru

Detection of defects in cable and wire insulation during category EI-2 tests

The article contains qualitative and quantitative assessment of cable insulation defects which can be reliably detected during category EI-2 voltage tests. Process control potentials are assessed: the limit of reliable detection of insulation imperfections is specified taking into account the engineering capabilities of the present-day test equipment.

Key words

Cable products, insulation, control, test, high voltage.

X. Lider, Commercial Director of SIKORA AG; 
V. Zabaluev, General Director of SIKORA RUSSIA 

Contact: sales@sikora-russia.com

Past, present, future. Innovative measurement technologies for cable industry


The article gives an overview of SIKORA technologies and devices for in-line quality control of cable products. A brief description of measuring systems and devices based on sensory units, X-ray radiation, laser and optical techniques is given. Capabilities of present-day control and measurement technologies used in the production of cables with extruded insulation, high voltage cables with XLPE insulation, optical fiber are pointed out.

Key words

sensor, X-ray measuring system, laser measuring system, diameter measurement, wall thickness measurement, concentricity measurement, optical fiber quality control, control and rejection of granules.


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