General Cable and Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T), a business of The Dow Chemical Co., introduce BICC Brand EmPowr Link+, an enhanced tree-retardant cross-linked polyethylene (TRXLPE) insulated medium-voltage cable that sets the new standard for reliability and asset management.
This General Cable — Dow Inside alliance brings together two long-standing innovators with more than two centuries of combined technical expertise. General Cable and Dow are committed to providing valued solutions to customers by combining advanced materials with advanced manufacturing. EmPowr Link+ underground medium-voltage cable offers longer service life and the potential for a lower total system cost.
EmPowr Link+ uses DOW ENDURANCE HFDC-4202 EC next-generation insulation compound, which offers enhanced dielectric performance with improved water tree-retardant technology, and is coupled with advanced conductor and insulation shield technologies that help reduce electrical stress and enable easier accessory installation over a broader temperature range. These components, combined with exceptional material processing and state-of-the-art cable manufacturing capabilities, deliver a medium-voltage cable proven to provide extended cable life over existing TRXLPE cables.
Through Class 10,000 clean room material handling and 100% new-generation optical pellet inspection, EmPowr Link+ compounds avoid contamination that can adversely impact performance and service life. General Cable's true triple-extrusion dry-cure technology and state-of-the-art computerized process controls further prevent exposure to contamination and moisture ingress while ensuring consistent quality and reliability.
EmPowr Link+ medium-voltage TRXLPE-insulated cables meet or exceed industry standards and specifications while offering proven extended cable life as demonstrated by extensive wet aging comparisons and time-to-failure ACLT testing.
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