Extra-high Voltage Cables Extra-high voltage cables require the power network to go underground due to continuous increase of energy demand, larger transmission capacity, reliability of energy supply, safety and aesthetic issues. Among these cables, XLPE insulation cables are used widely due to their ease of handling, simple connectivity and maintenance, outstanding electrical
Extra-high Voltage Cables
XLPE Insulation Cables
The basic material for XLPE is polyethylene, which is chemically transformed to cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) through the cross-link reaction of organic peroxides. The cross-link method for polyethylene was developed in the United States during the 1950’s and has since been continuously developed for application to higher voltages. Higher voltages are increasingly being required, and the 500kV XLPE cables have already been commercialized.