Medium Voltage Energy Cables
High productivity XLPE insulation enables increased output of Medium Voltage energy cables without compromising on quality
Driven by population and industrial growth, rapidly increasing demand for energy is creating a parallel demand for new and expanded networks.
Keeping pace with the needs of power distributors presents cable makers with the challenge of raising production levels quickly and cost effectively, without compromising cable quality and long-term reliability.
Higher production rates
Borlink™ high productivity crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) provides an effective solution for medium voltage (MV) insulation. Designed by Borealis to significantly enhance production efficiency, Borlink polymers enable more kilometres of cable insulation to be produced in less time, using existing equipment. Borlink polymers offer cable makers the possibility to increase productivity by up to 30%.
Overcoming capacity limitations
The processing advantages provided by Borlink polymers allow cable makers to increase existing plant production capacity without increasing investment. Borlink polymers elevate performance well beyond that of classic XLPEs to give a wider processing window, faster crosslinking in the curing tube, and uncompromising physical performance for longer, reliable service life.
Better plant utilisation
The high productivity of Borlink polymers helps cable makers to meet the industry’s most challenging delivery schedules. It also aids the more effective use of resources through high line speed, longer running time and higher output, shorter production cycles, more flexible production scheduling and lower cost per cable kilometre.
Complementary productivity solutions
Further options for improving MV insulation production and cost efficiency are presented by Visico™ medium density PE, in combination with Ambicat™ tin-free catalyst, for fast crosslinking in ambient conditions.
Visico/ Ambicat technology simplifies processing to support higher productivity through:
- scorch retardancy for minimal downtime and longer production runs;
- ambient curing for significantly shorter production times;
- increased output on a range of standard extruders.