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A Cable Too Long

January 22, 2013

Q: I am currently reviewing a URD circuit with a cable segment that is 6,200′ per our one-line and GIS. It is our regular #2 db [direct buried] cable. I am considering the installation of pull-boxes to break up the many long segments prior to attempting injection. What is the practical limit to TDR [time-domain reflectometer] testing? What is the practical injection limit? I assume in the best case that there at least a construction splice every 2000 feet, but there may be more that have to be replaced.

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Merry Masters

December 18, 2012

Merry Masters Q: It was a pleasure corresponding with you this year, toward a better understanding of cable rejuvenation. I also appreciate all the material you provided …

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Third Party

December 11, 2012

Third Party Q: Can you provide third party data demonstrating that cable injection will extend the life cycle of underground cables? My colleagues and I are preparing …

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Flash Point Matters

October 18, 2012

Q: Why is the flash point of a rejuvenation fluid relevant? The temperature of an electrical arc is 35,000°F. And everything is flammable from the utility standpoint, just as nothing is unbreakable from a lineman’s viewpoint.

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Methanol

August 2, 2012

Q: In Section 16 of the material safety data sheet (MSDS) for Cablecure iXL fluid it states that methanol is listed as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP). Given your green credentials it is hard to believe that you would create any significant air pollution.

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