ThomasNet News Logo
Sign Up | Log In | ThomasNet Home | Promote Your Business

General Cable's Ultrol® Products Pass 60-Year-Life Nuclear Qualification Testing

Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  

General Cable's Ultrol® Products Pass 60-Year-Life Nuclear Qualification Testing
General Cable's Ultrol® Products Pass 60-Year-Life Nuclear Qualification Testing
Click Here to Enlarge Picture

General Cable Corp.
4 Tesseneer Dr.
Highland Heights, KY, 41076
USA



Press release date: April 15, 2013

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY– General Cable (NYSE: BGC), one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world, is proud to announce it has successfully completed third-party environmental qualification testing on its low-voltage line of ULTROLŽ 60+ nuclear qualified cable. For nearly four decades, ULTROLŽ cables, developed by Brand-Rex Company*, have answered the needs of the nuclear power market. Backed by a continued commitment to the nuclear industry and a dedicated nuclear team, General Cable’s ULTROLŽ 60+cables are intended to support both the existing nuclear fleet and Gen III reactors.

The role of legacy suppliers like General Cable has never been more important than it is today. With this established platform, General Cable began a five-year testing and certification program in 2008 to develop a second generation 60-year-life product line. Recognized for its advanced material innovations, General Cable’s system approach to cable construction reaches new levels of performance with ULTROL 60+.

Adhering to design control requirements from ASME NQA-1 and USNRC 10CFR50 Appendix B, under the regulatory guidelines of the utilities and reactor manufacturers, and extensive third-party testing ensures conformance of ULTROLŽ 60+ to all nuclear requirements. Kinectrics, formerly Ontario Hydro Technologies, and General Cable’s choice for testing and product qualification, completed thermal aging, radiation exposure and Design Basis Events (DBE) to a total integrated dosage of up to 350 MRad gamma radiation, proving a 60+ year service life. Confirmatory testing demonstrates that General Cable’s ULTROL 60+ products meet prior industry standards, as well as Gen III+ reactor profile requirements.

“Our proven track record stems from an intimate involvement and a strong position in the nuclear market,” said Robert W. Schuermann, Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Cables, General Cable North America. “Shortly after conferring with reactor manufacturers, design engineers and consultants, we focused on design, engineering and third-party testing to ensure that every cable component would meet the most demanding requirements for long-term performance and reliability. General Cable has been awarded a number of global contracts to supply cables to the nuclear generation market. Due to these recent test results, General Cable continues to position itself as a major nuclear cable supplier to new build installations.”

In addition to General Cable’s certified low-voltagecables, ULTROL 60+ medium-voltage cables are currently going through the same rigorous 60-year-life nuclear qualification testing. As one of the leading North American suppliers of medium-voltage cables to utility and industrial industries, General Cable combines exceptional cable manufacturing capabilities and experience with market-leading insulation and jacket materials to bring innovative solutions to the marketplace.

*1999 - General Cable acquired BICC Cables and Brand-Rex innovation and technology

General Cable (NYSE: BGC), a Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty, construction and communications markets. General Cable, with annual revenues approaching $6 billion, has 57 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries and offers competitive strengths in such areas as breadth of product line, brand recognition, distribution and logistics, sales and service and operating efficiency. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.generalcable.com.

CONTACT:
Karen Ouellette
Director Corporate Communications
(860) 465-8777
kouellette@generalcable.com
Print | 
Email |  Comment   Share  
Contacts: View detailed contact information.


 

Post a comment about this story

Name:
E-mail:
(your e-mail address will not be posted)
Comment title:
Comment:
To submit comment, enter the security code shown below and press 'Post Comment'.
 



 See related product stories
More .....
 Visit Green and Clean Blog
  Latest from the Green and Clean Blog
 See more product news in:
Electrical Equipment and Systems
Green & Clean
 More New Product News from this company:
Medium-Voltage Cable features green, durable construction.
Medium-Voltage Cable passes 60-year-life nuclear qualification.
Portable Rubber Cord features cleanable jacket.
CMR Cables feature halogen-free construction.
Halogen-Free Cables feature substantiated Green properties.
More ....
| Featured Manufacturing Jobs
 Other News from this company:
General Cable Announces Electrical Distribution Channel Awards at 2014 National Sales Meeting
General Cable Converts Its CarolŽ Brand Cord Products on 12" & 14" Plywood Reels to Polyethylene
General Cable Wins Four StevieŽ Awards in 2014 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Serviecs
General Cable Certifies ULTROLŽ 60+ Low-Voltage Safety-Related Class 1E Cables with Post-DBE Submergence Test Report for GEN III+ and Gen II Applications
General Cable's Jackson, Tennessee, Manufacturing Facility Receives IndustryWeek's Best Plants Award
More ....
 Tools for you
Watch Company 
View Company Profile
Company web site
More news from this company
E-mail this story to a friend
Save Story
Search for suppliers of
Cable Insulation
Nuclear Cables
Medium Voltage Cables
Power Cables
Power Drive Cables
Join the forum discussion at:
The Factory Floor
Wired In


Home  |  My ThomasNet News®  |  Industry Market Trends®  |  Submit Release  |  Advertise  |  Contact News  |  About Us
Brought to you by Thomasnet.com        Browse ThomasNet Directory

Copyright © 2014 Thomas Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy



Error close

Please enter a valid email address