Prysmian Group to Apply E3X® Technology to ACCC® Bare Overhead Transmission Conductors
Prysmian Group North America, a world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industries, is pleased to announce that its General Cable E3X® Technology is now included as a standard feature on ACCC®* bare overhead transmission conductors for the energy sector. This is yet another example of Prysmian’s commitment to drive innovation and set new standards for reliability and sustainability that allow utilities to supply safe, clean, reliable and cost-effective power for generations to come.
E3X is a thin but durable coating applied to overhead conductors to lower conductor operating temperature. E3X lowers temperature by increasing the rate of heat dissipation from the surface of the conductor and by decreasing the absorption of solar energy.
ACCC is the industry-leading high capacity, low sag conductor developed by CTC Global. For ACCC conductors, reductions in temperature of 50°C (90°F) or more can be expected from E3X Technology when transmission lines are in worst case emergency operating conditions, such as periods of high capacity demand. Benefits of lower conductor temperatures under extreme operating conditions include increased line rating capacity, lower power losses, and extended conductor service life and reliability.
For more information about ACCC/E3X, please contact your local sales representative or by emailing [email protected].
*ACCC® Conductor is an internationally patented and trademark registered product of CTC Global Corporation. Prysmian Group’s General Cable is a qualified and licensed CTC Global manufacturer of ACCC conductor.