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Manufacture of ABC (aerial bundled cable) conductors

An aerial bundled conductor or ABC for short is an overhead power line that uses several insulated phase wires tightly bundled together, usually with an exposed neutral wire. Aerial bundled cable (ABC) is an innovative concept for overhead power distribution. This variant of the overhead power line utilizes the same principle as bundled conductors, except that they are closer together at the point of contact, but each conductor is surrounded by insulation (except for the neutral).

Aerial bundled conductor cable can be used to replace bare conductor cable in overhead distribution systems. It is ideally suited for use in congested distribution systems and narrow driveways and subways in urban areas. The latest systems are used in the manufacture of ABC cables and intensive quality tests are carried out to ensure safety and reliability.

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If we talk about the sizes and types of ABC cables, then there are three types of ABC cables. Types of air-bound conductors: -

. 1kv

. 1-15kv

. 15kv and above

Let's start with low-voltage ABC (voltage 1kv)
Low voltage ABCs are manufactured to a range of national standards - British Standard BS7870, French Standard NF C33 209, Australian Standard AS/NZS 3560 Part 1, and IEC Standards IEC 60502-1, TNB Specification and HD 626 S1. They are available in voltage classes 0.6/1kV. It is also insulated to IEC 61140 Class II standard, which protects against electric shock.

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overhead bundled cables
Design of ABC cables (overhead bundled cables)

. Rated voltage:     0.6/1kV overhead cable

. Conductor:          Aluminum

. Insulation:           XLPE/PVC/PE

. Service wire:       Phase conductor + neutral wire

. Standard:            BS 7870/NF C33-209/NZS 3560

Medium voltage ABC Cable

We also offer medium voltage overhead cables of 6.35/11kV, 12.7/22kV and 19/33kV. In addition to XLPE insulation, these higher voltage cables use high density polyethylene (HDPE) as sheath. In addition to XLPE insulation, these higher voltage cables are sheathed with high density polyethylene (HDPE). Depending on the installation parameters and requirements, additional shielding is available.

medium voltage ABC cables

Design of medium voltage ABC cables (overhead bundled cables)
. Rated voltage:       6.35/11kV, 12.7/22kV and 19/33kV

. Conductor:           Aluminum

. Insulation:            XLPE

. Sheath:                HDPE

. Standard:             IEC 60502-2

Summarize the advantages of 10 aspects

If we talk about why to use the aerial bundle cable, the aerial bundle cable manufactured by Tano Cable Group is inspected at the semi-finished product and at the finished product by using professional inspection instruments according to the standard to ensure the quality and appearance of the cable. When you use Tano cable brand products, you don't need to worry about the quality, and the price is still factory wholesale price. Here are the advantages with:

1. Relatively immune to short circuits caused by external forces (wind, falling branches), unless they rub the insulation layer.

2. Can stand close to trees/buildings and will not produce sparks if touched.

3. Little need to trim trees

4. Easier to install as no crossbars and insulators are required

5. Easy to erect and string, less labor intensive and requires less construction resources.

6. More aesthetically pleasing.

7. On the junction pole, insulated bridge wiring is needed to connect the non-insulated wires on both sides, which can eliminate the connection link in it.

8. Reduces the risk of pure neutral wire breakage due to tree or vehicle damage and improves safety.

9. Significantly improves the safety of the operator, especially when working on energized conductors.

10. Reduces maintenance and necessary inspections of the line.

Write at the end, Aerial bundled cable applications:

. Power systems

. Industrial applications

. Commercial use

. Residential use

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