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Title: Curing system for high voltage cross linked cables

Abstract

This invention makes extruded, vulcanized, high voltage cables insulated with thermosetting compounds at much higher rates of production and with superior insulation of reduced thickness and with reduced cavities or voids in the insulation. As the cable comes from an extruder, it passes into a curing chamber with a heat booster that quickly raises the insulation to a temperature at which it is cured much more quickly than with steam heating of the prior art. A high temperature liquid in contact with the insulation maintains the high temperature; and because of the greater curing heat, the cable can travel through the curing chamber at a faster rate and into a cooling tube where it contacts with a cooling liquid under high pressure. The insulation compound is treated to reduce the size of cavities; and the high pressure maintained by the curing and cooling mediums prevent expansion of cavities before the insulation is set.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Edison, NJ
  2. Fair Haven, NJ
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863035
Patent Number(s):
4080131
Assignee:
General Cable Corporation (Boonton, NJ)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29C - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29K - INDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES B29B, B29C OR B29D, RELATING TO MOULDING MATERIALS OR TO MATERIALS FOR {MOULDS, } REINFORCEMENTS, FILLERS OR PREFORMED PARTS, e.g. INSERTS
DOE Contract Number:  
E(49-18)-1827
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
curing; voltage; linked; cables; makes; extruded; vulcanized; insulated; thermosetting; compounds; rates; production; superior; insulation; reduced; thickness; cavities; voids; cable; extruder; passes; chamber; heat; booster; quickly; raises; temperature; cured; steam; heating; prior; liquid; contact; maintains; travel; faster; rate; cooling; tube; contacts; pressure; compound; treated; reduce; size; maintained; mediums; prevent; expansion; set; cooling liquid; cooling medium; voltage cables; reduced thickness; faster rate; cooling tube; temperature liquid; voltage cable; thermosetting compound; /425/

Citation Formats

Bahder, George, Katz, Carlos, and Bopp, Louis A. Curing system for high voltage cross linked cables. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Bahder, George, Katz, Carlos, & Bopp, Louis A. Curing system for high voltage cross linked cables. United States.
Bahder, George, Katz, Carlos, and Bopp, Louis A. Sun . "Curing system for high voltage cross linked cables". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863035.
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title = {Curing system for high voltage cross linked cables},
author = {Bahder, George and Katz, Carlos and Bopp, Louis A},
abstractNote = {This invention makes extruded, vulcanized, high voltage cables insulated with thermosetting compounds at much higher rates of production and with superior insulation of reduced thickness and with reduced cavities or voids in the insulation. As the cable comes from an extruder, it passes into a curing chamber with a heat booster that quickly raises the insulation to a temperature at which it is cured much more quickly than with steam heating of the prior art. A high temperature liquid in contact with the insulation maintains the high temperature; and because of the greater curing heat, the cable can travel through the curing chamber at a faster rate and into a cooling tube where it contacts with a cooling liquid under high pressure. The insulation compound is treated to reduce the size of cavities; and the high pressure maintained by the curing and cooling mediums prevent expansion of cavities before the insulation is set.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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