Field-Aged Cable Testing

The objectives of this research performed on field-aged cable cross linked polyethylene cable samples, removed from service by DSTAR member utilities, were to:

  1. Evaluate the linkage between impulse duty and insulation degradation in field-aged cross linked polyethylene primary distribution cable.
  2. Determine if a recently developed partial discharge site detector can successfully assess cable insulation aging.

Tagged: P1-2, P2, Equipment Testing/Evaluation, System Protection, Engineering Guidelines