Single Core XLPE Cable ultimate guide
Chapter 1: Introduction
We manufacture and distribute Single Core XLPE cable and other XLPE cable solutions at SSG. Our Single Core XLPE Cables are manufactured following British, European and international standards.
We have over decades supplying Single Core XLPE Cable worldwide. Given meeting rising demands of customers, SSG has been manufacturing XLPE cable, single Core XLPE cable, 33 kV XLPE cable, 11Kv XLPE cable, etc.
Our Single Core XLPE cables are made of copper and aluminum conductors. At SSG, we are always attentive in fulfilling customer needs.
As a result, we have recently started manufacturing low voltage cables and high voltage cables with XLPE insulation. SSG is a renowned and trustworthy company in manufacturing and supplying Single Core XLPE cables.
For over the years SSG has been bestowed with many certifications. We have a broad portfolio of cable and wire products. Phenomenal success has enabled us to achieve excellent status as the largest cable manufacturer.
SSG has ensured sophisticated research and development capabilities. We have maintained a constant upgrading system for our Single Core XLPE.
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Our Single Core XLPE Cable is designed to operate in any environment.
For more information read through our outline to know more about Single Core XLPE Cable.
What is a Single Core XLPE cable?
Single Core XLPE cable is made of a single piece of metal conductors. The conductor is made of copper or aluminum. The copper and aluminum areas covered with cross-linked polyurethane insulation (XLPE).
The XLPE insulation is produced from polyethylene under high pressure with organic peroxide additives. The application of heat and pressure is used to effect cross-linking across-linking.
This then causes the individual molecular chain to link with one another. After linking the material is changed from thermoplastic to an elastic material.
An important advantage of XLPE as insulation for medium voltage XLPE cable and high voltage XLPE cable is their low dielectric loss.
The dielectric loss factor is about one decimal power lower than that of paper insulated cable. Since the dielectric constant is more favorable, the mutual capacitance of Single Core XLPE cable is lower. This reduces the charging current and earth-leakage currents in networks without the rigid star-point earthing.
You can use Single Core XLPE Cable in building services, cooling systems, domestic water piping, etc. You can also use it for offshore oil and gas transportation. Chemical and sewage transportation is also another use of Single Core XLPE Cable.
Make your project a success by using Single Core XLPE Cable from SSG. Our support team will ensure one year guarantee for every single order.
Chapter 2: How is Single Core XLPE cable manufactured?
We manufacture Single Core XLPE Cable at SSG. We manufacture both medium voltage and high voltage Single Core XLPE Cables.
We make use of the recent technology available in the field. Our plant uses an integrated high-performance extraction line. This extraction line we use it to minimize the risk of introducing external contamination. This line comprises of a triple layer crosshead and water-free curing.
It also has a cooling gas vulcanization process.
At first, the conductor is made through a metering capstan. We also refer to it as the line speed master point. To manufacture Single Core XLPE Cable we use the following components;
|A triple extruder crosshead
|A vulcanizing tube
|A monitoring unit
The triple crosshead allows simultaneous extraction of the cable insulation. It also allows 2 semi-conducting screens with a high degree of smoothness.
All this is done to ensure no voids or external contaminants are introduced. To achieve precise temperatures at the cross-head we use multiple zone control temperatures.
At the vulcanization stage, we cure the triple extruded cable in an inert pressurized gas tube. After it’s heated to the required temperature material to enable cross-linking. We vary the curing temperature and time to achieve different cure percentages. Our customers might require different cure percentages.
In the monitoring unit, various functions of our integrated excursion line are monitored and controlled. Some of the functions include; line speed, curing tube temperatures among others. We have automated computers to ensure the production of quality ramps.
Some of the calculated parameters are present in our control unit. We have a closed-circuit TV system for ensuring the running of the cables.
Chapter 3: What is the structural design of Single Core XLPE Cable?
Our Single Core XLPE Cables design conforms to the international standards and those of IEC.
Our Single Core XLPE Cable is designed to have a circular single-core conductor. The conductor can either be made of stranded aluminum or copper which is compacted.
Special care should be taken to the conductors to ensure a smooth profile free from sharp juts. This jut may damage the insulation of the cable due to high electric stress.
We supply all medium voltage Single Core XLPE insulated Cable with extruded semi-conducting screens. This screen helps to protect the main solid XLPE insulation.
The conductor screen provides a smooth circular envelope around the conductor. This diminishes the concentration of the flux lines around the individual wires. It also diminishes electrical stress around the conductor.
Our insulating screen can either be a stripe or bonded. It depends on the order specifications you give us. You can use a bonded screen for high voltage XLPE cables.
An earthen envelope will be provided by the copper wires over the extruded insulation screen.
We pass the Single Core XLPE Cable through a testing program to ascertain its quality and performance.
We test them for;
– Partial discharge stability
– Its ability to withstand the impulse
– Moisture resistance
– Dielectric stress and overload current.
Chapter 4: How do you test for Single Core XLPE cable?
To ensure the standards of our cables are maintained, testing is one of the practices we normally do at SSG. These tests are done to ensure our products can meet the quality required for optimum problem solutions.
We use an advanced state of the art testing equipment with strict test processes to achieve exact quality standards.
We employ the following testing procedure for Single Core XLPE Cable to determine its performance;
Routine test- this text involves monitoring overall cable quality and function. Some the test we perform in this process include;
|High voltage test for our Single Core XLPE Cable
|The conductor resistance
|We also perform a voltage test on protective sheath coverings.
Type test- We also perform the type test for calibrating and validating cable design type. In this test the cable is tested for;
|Corona level test
|Dielectric thermal resistance test
|Heat distortion test
|Thermal stability test
|Bending text and impulse voltage test.
Special purpose test- we conduct a special purpose test to ensure major design cable changes conform to a proper performance threshold.
|Conductor resistance test on the completed circuit
|Verification test of the cross bonded system
|Surge diverge test.
After installation test- We conduct this certain test to ensure the cable installed is in optimum operating conditions. We can do this test after installing the Single Core XLPE Cable in your machine. Some of the activities under this test include;
After all this test now the Single Core XLPE Cable is safe for use. All these tests are done at SSG labs. We have a team of qualifies engineers to ensure every test is run effectively. We also have a support team that provides you with any support you might need in your project.
We ensure standards and high compliance is maintained during the testing process. Our technical experts are available via our technical hotline.
Chapter 5: What are the properties of Single Core XLPE cables?
- Excellent electrical and physical properties- All our Single Core XLPE Cables constitute the best transmission and distribution properties because of their excellent electrical and physical properties.
- The capability of carrying large currents- The excellent resistance to thermal deformation and the excellent aging property of our Single Core XLPE cable permits it to carry large currents under ambient conditions.
- Ease of Installation- Single Core XLPE cable can withstand small radius bending and is light in weight. This allows for easy and reliable installation. The spicing and terminating methods of for Single Core XLPE cable are simpler in comparison with other types of cable.
- Free from height limitation and maintenance- You can install Single Core XLPE cable anywhere without special consideration of the route profile. This is because the cable is not affected by oil or it doesn’t contain any oil contents.
- No metallic sheath required- Our Single Core XLPE cable does not generally demand a metallic sheath. This then makes it free from the failures peculiar to metallic-sheathed cables such as corrosion and fatigue.
- Low-temperature impact strength- Single Core XLPE Cable does not melt on exposure to high temperatures.
- Hardness and rigidity- through cross-linking the hardness and rigidity are somehow reduced. This makes it very flexible.
- It is resistance to environmental stress cracking. The crosslinking enhances the temperature properties of the base polymer.
- We have modified XLPE insulation to limit the number of gases generated during crosslinking. This is particularly useful for high and low voltage cables.
- Our Single Core XLPE Cable has a maximum rated temperature of 90˚C. They have an emergency rating of up to 140˚C. The required degree of crosslinking according to the IEC standard is between 65% and 85%. So our cable conforms to this standard.
- A higher degree of crosslinking could result in stress cracking of the Single Core XLPE Cable. A lower degree will result in poor properties of the Cable.
- The conductor of the cable is plain stranded copper or aluminum.
At SSG, we have the best cables with the best properties.
Chapter 6: What is the benefit of using Single Core XLPE cable?
There are a lot of benefits accrued from using Single Core XLPE Cable from SSG. The polyethylene material itself has excellent dielectric strength.
It also has high insulating resistance and a low dissipation factor at all frequencies. All these make the polyethylene an ideal insulator.
Single Core XLPE Cable is very flexible- they can bend into a wide radius turn. It can also accommodate turns by using elbow joints.
It can also handle short radius turns supported with a metal brace. We also provide elbow joints in case of sharp turns. This elbow joints can help you connect two Single Core XLPE Cable on a 90˚ turn.
Easier installation- Installing the Single Core XLPE Cable is very easy. It’s also labor-intensive to some extent. Once you have worked with Single Core XLPE Cable you will never change your mind.
Non- corrosive- Single Core XLPE Cables don’t corrode. They are not subject to corrosion from minerals or moisture.
Environmental friendly- polyethylene does not cause any environmental degradation. It is not harmful at all to the environment.
Excellent electrical and physical properties- Single Core XLPE Cables are the best cable for transmission and distribution lines. There physical properties and electrical properties are excellent.
Capabilities of carrying large current- the excellent resistance of Single Core XLPE Cable to thermal deformation permit it to carry a large current. They also have excellent aging property.
It does not experience height limitation and maintenance- You can install Single Core XLPE Cable anywhere without special consideration of the route profile. It does not contain oil and thus free from failures caused by oil immigration.
It doesn’t require metallic sheath- Our Single Core XLPE Cable doesn’t need a metallic sheath. This makes it free from failures peculiar such as corrosion and fatigue
Chapter 7: Where is Single Core XLPE cable used?
Many different industries across the world have taken advantage of our Single Core XLPE Cable. Some of the common industries which use Single Core XLPE Cable from SSG include;
- In automotive ducts and housings
Single Core XLPE Cable is widely used in the automotive industry for cold air and filter housings. Its properties of high-heat deflection and good impact resistance makes it considerable
Single Core XLPE Cable has become more popular in mot plumping industries due to its flexibility during installation. It also resists corrosion and performs well under a wide range of temperatures. This allows it to transports both heated water and cold water.
To easily differentiate the cable for cold and hot water check the color. Hot water is red and cold water is blue.
A lot of money is spent on installing, repairing and maintaining mining cables. Single Core XLPE Cable due to its installation characteristics reduces all of those factors. Because it can withstand extreme pressure and a temperature it performs efficiently in mine industries.
Single Core XLPE Cables can withstand all kinds of chemicals without reacting with them. Its ability to withstand acidic corrosion and heat make it a perfect choice for these chemical industries.
It also helps in decreasing the chance of stress cracks in the lining. The final process lasts longer due to the strength and durability of these Single Core XLPE Cables. This saves you money over the long run due to less maintenance repair costs.
Single Core XLPE Cable should be used in industries that expose wire and cable to extreme temperature conditions. Extreme temperatures can be high or low.
The cable should also be used in applications that require high voltage electricity. Single Core XLPE Cable is also used in chemical and other hazardous materials. They also find application in conditions requiring abrasion, stress, water, and other liquid environments. It can also be used in plumbing, mining, and various electrical applications.
Cross-linked cables can also be found across the chemical industry and heating industry.
Chapter 8: What’s the difference between Single Core XLPE cable and multi Core XLPE cable?
The difference between a single-core and multi-core XLPE cable is seen in the applications. The single-core cable is made of one conductor either copper or aluminum. A multi-core cable contains more than one core in the cable, such as 3 core steel wire armoured cable, 4 core xlpe cable, 5 core power cables etc.
Multicore cables are used in electric applications while single-core cables are used for domestic purposes.
Single-core XLPE cables are very ambient and can handle high temperatures than multi-core XLPE cables.
Chapter 9: Why use lug and ferrule with Single Core XLPE Cable?
We fix Lugs and ferrule to your Single Core XLPE Cable by inserting the conductor into the tube of the device. Then we squeeze the barrel onto the conductor to form a secure mechanical and electrical joint.
To achieve that mechanical joint, the right lug or ferrule needs to be selected. The method of selection depends on the cable used and the area of application.
Some of the reasons we use ferrule and lug on your Single Core XLPE Cable include;
- Lugs have a thicker wall, improving the crimp and therefore better heat dissipation
- Lugs have no inspection window which aids the sealing of the cable end.
- Single Core XLPE Cable is a compacted cable meaning it has smaller core sizes than the standard cable.
- The internal diameters of lugs and ferrules are smaller than the standard lugs and ferrule. This help to fit the single-core size and prevent over crimping.
- Lug and Ferrule are used mainly in distribution networks to prevent moisture content.
Chapter 10: Where can I order Single Core XLPE cable?
You are in the right place. At SSG, you can get a Single Core XLPE Cable of your desired specification. We offer various sizes and designs of Single Core XLPE Cable.
Contact us today or give us a call. Our delivery services are incredible. Our expert team will help you identify which Single Core XLPE Cable is perfect for your next application.
SSG is the leading manufacturer and supplier of many different types of cable solutions. Single Core XLPE Cable continues to become more and more popular. Welcome to SSG both old and new customers all over the world. We have the best prices for your Single Core XLPE Cable.
Chapter 11: Single Core XLPE Cables at SSG Cable Inc. R&D Co., Ltd
SSG can research and design independent cable solutions at high levels due to its professional and efficient R&D systems.
We are proposing future directions by developing differential technologies in cables. Our key search areas include preparing a foundation for Single core XLPE insulated cables and MV insulation. A study and research on 3 core XLPE cables are on the way.