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Middle East Query – Ampacity Impacts

May 17, 2011

Dweller of the Desert asked 22 questions in his post …

Middle East Query – 22 Questions.

In this installment I address question 17.

17. Does injection have any impact on cable ampacity?

Cable injection, per se, has no effect on the cable ampacity. Filling the small interstitial spaces between the strands with a liquid has no measurable effect. However, the swaging technique utilized by Novinium crews and our partners is state-of-art and the terminations and splices will run cooler than those they replace. The summary conclusions above were confirmed by testing performed by the National Electric Energy Testing, Research & Application Center (NEETRAC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology U.S.A. Click here to view the full report for NEETRAC Project Number 09-019 of April 2009, “NEETRAC Thermal Testing of Novinium Feeder Cable Splices on Service Aged 750kcmil XLPE Cable Extracted from the Georgia Power System.”

For now, Ma’a salama (معالسلامة/Good bye)


The splice on the left was swaged the Novinium way. Compared to the one on the right, which was crimped in the conventional way, the Novinium swaged splice runs considerably cooler.