Posts tagged as cable

Cable company unveils new rail sector production line

  Aberdare Cables, an Altron group company, has launched a new production line within its existing plant in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The line, supported by the South African Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) designation programme, is specifically designed to manufacture locomotive cables for the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) and Transnet. Speaking at the […]

High temperature, high current cable

  Helukabel, a manufacturer and supplier of cables and wires, has announced two new cables – the TOPFLEX-EMV-UV-3Plus 2XSLCYK-J and the TOPFLEX-EMV-UV-2XSLCYK-J – which have conductor temperature resistances of 90°C. Both cables are suitable for supplying power to frequency converters while ensuring electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in systems, buildings and facilities from devices and operating equipment which […]

Undersea power cable contract awarded

  ABB has won an order worth around US$11-million from the Swedish utility Svenska kraftnät to design, manufacture, and supply a submarine cable system under the bay of Edsviken in northern Stockholm. The link is part of the larger grid project Stockholms Ström, which will provide an entirely new structure for the electrical grid in […]

Cable theft suspects caught

  Power utility City Power made a major breakthrough in the fight against cable theft when it arrested four suspects who confessed to be the masterminds behind the theft of the electricity cable in Eikenhof that led to widespread water outages in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni and the West Rand two months ago. The water shortage […]

Lightweight aluminium power transmission cables

  Helukabel has introduced Heluwind WK Powerline Alu cable – a cost effective and lightweight aluminium power transmission cable which is ideal for South African conditions as it reduces cost, simplifies transport requirements, offers ease of installation and even reduces the risk of theft which is associated with copper power transmission cables. The new aluminium power cables are […]

Power cable systems: The ideal underground power solution

  As South Africa develops, more and more electric power is needed to electrify domestic homes as well as to meet the ever-increasing demand for more power by the mining, industrial and commercial sectors in existing and newly developed areas around the country’s cities. This demand requires not just more power stations, but also more […]

Case study: Fire in an underground 33 kV XLPE cable splice

  An underground mine was evacuated after a fault occurred involving the three-phase and ground on the 33 kV overhead line on the mine surface. While the initial fault cleared quickly, it appears to have led to a so-called “cross country fault” in the 33 kV reticulation system. Over the next six minutes a failure […]