What Are The Basic Elements of Electrical Distribution Systems

What Are The Basic Elements of Electrical Distribution Systems

The fixtures and appliances in a home receive electricity from a residential electrical distribution system. It gets its energy from the neighborhood distribution grid, which serves a certain area of the town or county. Through a substation, the latter is linked to a high-voltage transmission network that transmits electricity from the source, a power-producing plant, to the consumers.   The component of the power system known as the distribution system is responsible for distributing electricity for local use. A distribution system is typically the electrical network that runs from the substation supplied by the transmission system to the consumer’s metres.   The following factors are taken into account when designing […]

Difference Between Transmission And Distribution Lines

Difference Between Transmission And Distribution Lines

The production of energy is a significant aspect, but it’s also necessary to consider how this electricity is transferred from the power plants to the substations and then to the customers. Transmission and distribution lines perform this task.   Transmission lines are long conductors with specialised designs (bundled) that are used to transport large amounts of generated electricity at very high frequencies from one site to another as the level of the voltage varies. Low-voltage distribution lines are used to transport power for residential and industrial use from substations to end customers.   Electricity is transported from one location to another via both distribution and transmission lines. The fundamental uses […]

OPGW vs ADSS – Which is suitable for Overhead Transmission Lines?

OPGW vs ADSS – Which is suitable for Overhead Transmission Lines?

During the transmission line installation, choosing cables that can withstand environmental hazards such as storms, rain, etc., is imperative. Moreover, they should be strong enough to support the installation length.  Along with that, as a precautionary measure, you must check the product quality and tensility. Keeping all these factors in mind, the most used are OPGW cables. And, if someone looks for an alternative, then ADSS cables would be a suitable choice.  But, here, the query arises – which is better? OPGW or ADSS?   OPGW and ADSS cables – Supporting electrical distribution system The electric utility industry primarily relies on OPGW cables, also known as Optical Ground Wire. And, […]

Power Cable Accessories You Should Know About

Power Cable Accessories You Should Know About

Power cable accessories should be durable, strong and capable enough to withstand harsh weather. Along with that, they should be easy to install and use. Usually, power cable accessories support 1 kV to 42 kV power cables. However, the voltage range for the cables varies based on system, standard and country.   Power cable accessories provide network stability and enhance product performance. These accessories are applicable to support strong to medium voltage cable networks.  Thus, it is essential to know about the power cable accessories in detail so that you can implement the accurate technology during installation. Power cable accessories include jointing kits, termination kits and plug-in connectors, and they […]

Need to know proximity effect in transmission lines

Need to know proximity effect in transmission lines

Alternating flux develops within the adjacent conductors that carry alternating current. This causes the circulating current to flow within the conductor, creating a current distribution within the transmission lines. However, the distribution is usually non-uniform in nature. All these factors increase the apparent resistance of the conductor. Now, this directly affects the conductors’ apparent resistance. The voltage drops, and power is lost along the transmission lines as the resistance increases. This entire phenomenon is known as the proximity effect. And these effects are easily detectable among the tower accessories after their installation. So, what would be the outcome of the proximity effect on the transmission lines? Let’s find out.   […]

Things to Consider Before Buying Wires & Cables

Things to Consider Before Buying Wires & Cables

The base of every electrification work is associated with wires and cables, be it your home, office or any industrial area. To complete the electrical installation, you must have an idea about the quality of cables and wires that you are about to choose.   You will agree that electric elements have a high-risk factor if you are not careful enough. These can also lead to accidents due to electric currents and overloading. Other than these, you might also have to witness electrical fluctuations. You must take utmost care about the power cable accessories while planning and executing any project.    So, your first concern should be safety whenever you […]

Importance of Using Low Voltage Cable Accessories

Importance of Using Low Voltage Cable Accessories

Today, internet, Wi-Fi, and telephones constitute the basic amenities for an individual, irrespective of age. People are renovating their homes and blending their aesthetic value with fancy lighting systems. Even alarm systems and security devices are in high demand as these applications require less infrastructure for connectivity.     Your house, office and even factory have cables to conduct electricity and power the equipment. These are based on electrical wiring and trimmings, and the most suitable connectivity can be established through low voltage cable accessories.    The factors that influence the use of low voltage cabling are safety, dependability, reduction in electrical stress, and speed.    Two types of low voltage […]

Design And Development Of Conductor Fittings For HTLS Conductors

Design And Development Of Conductor Fittings For HTLS Conductors

When compared with conventional conductors, HTLS conductors or High-Temperature Low Sag Conductors have the capability to withstand a temperature of 250 °C (maximum). Thus, the conductor accessories, power clamps, and insulator hardware need to be distinctive for the continuance of its operation. Basically, HTLS have high tensile strength and can solve temperature challenges. How are HTLS conductors different from ACSR?   With the advancement in technology, there has been an upgrade in the conductors, and this is where HTLS comes in as the new generation of high ampacity conductors. In the current uprating, HTLS conductors can replace very ACSR conductors. These two can be considered to be geometrically similar, but […]

What Are The Different Medium Voltage Cable Accessories

What Are The Different Medium Voltage Cable Accessories

Popularly known as MV cable accessories, medium voltage cable accessories have a voltage ranging from 1kV to 42kV. However, these numbers aren’t definitive as different countries use different systems and standards. MV cable accessories are essential for installing a strong medium voltage cable network and provide high-quality network stability and product performance, amongst other benefits.   Installation Of Medium Voltage Cable Accessories Medium voltage cable accessories are usually installed using the given below three technologies:   Heat Shrink Technology   One of the simplest technologies, heat-shrink, is used for cables with a voltage level lower than 35kV. The cable accessories are first heated and expanded in this process and then […]

Finding The Root Cause Of Power Cable Accessories Failures

Finding The Root Cause Of Power Cable Accessories Failures

Almost every utility and industry relies on an elaborate system of power cables. With time most of these systems age and experience failures on several grounds, so understanding the root cause of power cable accessories failures is crucial to maintain low operating costs and have reliable operations.  Finding the root cost of power cable accessories failure will also help in establishing preventive measures. Power cable accessories might cause trouble due to insulation failure or local overheating. To have a systematic approach towards such cable failures, we will look into different cable accessories and the reasons for their failure. Let’s get rolling! Component Of Power Cables It is important to familiarize […]