Putting your cables to the test: Getting the most from your MV cables

Boost reliability by knowing how and when to test medium-voltage cable systems.

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 Medium-voltage (MV) cables are a vital component of your plant’s electrical power distribution system. Although their service life is expected to be long and they are generally highly reliable, MV cable systems can and do suffer from deterioration, defects, and faults, which can eventually result in complete breakdown and cable failure. Such failures can, in turn, lead to unplanned power outages, causing substantial losses including loss of plant production, significant equipment damage, and even personnel injury or death. To protect people, operations, and the bottom line, you need insight into the condition of your MV cable systems. Fortunately, there are several…

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