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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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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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The Color of Capital

March 22, 2012

Q: My firm uses Cablecure 732 and SPR to treat cables after they fail. The ability to capitalize single section injection with Novinium technology means we can earn a regulated rate of return on the capital thus expended. I read your four-part blog, “The Color on Money” and was wondering if you could do a similar analysis to help us quantify the benefit of our approach.

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P1816

March 12, 2012

P1816 Q: What is this swanky “reliability” event that Novinium is sponsoring on the Seattle waterfront in conjunction with the ICC meeting on March 26, 2012? A: …

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Fluid Flammability

November 2, 2011

Fluid Flammability Q: Our construction centers have posed the following questions: 1. Is the injection fluid flammable after the cable has been treated? If yes, for how …

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