Spacer Cable Systems enhance limited-space substations.
July 2, 2012 -
Intended for substation applications, Spacer Cable Systems consist of messenger cable that supports structure, polyethylene spacers to hold cable across spans, and covered conductor cable. Spacer cable reduces right-of-way requirements at substation exits, promotes efficient use of limited space in substations, and increases reliability on critical feeder circuits at substation exits. After being installed and attached to messenger, spacers support, separate, and clamp phase conductors.
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Hendrix Wire & Cable Corp.
53 Old Wilton Rd.
Milford, NH, 03055
Hendrix Aerial Offers Solutions for Substations with Limited Space
Milford, N.H. - Hendrix Wire & Cable, a premier provider of high quality overhead and underground power distribution products announces the availability of Hendrix Spacer Cable Systems, a space-saving solution for substations. The spacer cable reduces right-of-way requirements at substation exits, allows more efficient use of limited space in substations, and provides increased reliability on the critical feeder circuits at substation exits.
Using bare wire at substations can cause significant issues with electrical clearance and reliability. Spacer cables allow for multiple circuits to be on each pole, reducing right-of-way requirements at substation exits and along the distribution line where multiple circuits are required. Furthermore, over- or under-building spacer cable systems in substation exits can greatly reduce the cost of adding capacity.
In addition to saving space, the cable covering and the superior mechanical strength of spacer cable systems provides increased reliability on the critical feeder circuits at substation exits.
A spacer cable system consists of a messenger cable that supports the structure, polyethylene spacers to hold the cable across spans, and covered conductor cable. The messenger cable is the support member for the structure, serving as both system neutral and lightning shield. After being installed and attached to the messenger, the spacers support, separate and clamp the phase conductors.
The spacers have excellent weather washing characteristics. Their long leakage distance resists flashovers, their close phase spacing minimizes voltage drop, and their unique design provides high short circuit strength. They are highly resistant to shock, impact, or rifle fire, and can be installed with hot line tools. The individual cables used in the spacer cable system contain a 3-layer covering, which can withstand temporary contact with tree branches and other vegetation, thus reducing outages and improving power quality.
For more information about using Hendrix Spacer Cable at a substation, please visit www.hendrix-wc.com.
About Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems
Hendrix Aerial Cable Systems is a provider of high-quality overhead and underground power distribution products located in Milford, NH. The division's benchmark product, Spacer Cable, formed the foundation of the company in 1951, solving local utilities' reliability problems, reducing weather-related outages, and providing options for areas difficult to engineer with standard bare wire systems. Today, Hendrix Spacer Cable is available at 15kV through 69 kV.
ISO 9001-certified member company of The Marmon Group, an international association of more than 125 business units that operate independently within diverse business sectors. Member companies have collective revenues of $7 billion. The Marmon Group is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. More information about the company is available at www.hendrix-wc.com
More information about the company is available at www.hendrix-wc.com