Accession Number : ADD012865

Title :   Method for Detecting Faults in a Synthetic Electro-Mechanical Cable.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Swenson,Richard C

Report Date : 17 Jun 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A method for detecting faults in a synthetic electromechanical cable uses an insulated conductor dipped in a slurry of graphite prior to being overbraided with the synthetic reinforcement material. Enough graphite oozes through the braid to insure a conductive path through the multiple layers of cable on a metal take-up reel to megger the finished cable between the conductor and the metal reel. Keywords: Meggering; Insulation resistance electrical measurement.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CABLES, *ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENT, *GRAPHITE, *ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, CONDUCTIVITY, PATHS, ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS, INSULATION, METALS, ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, LAYERS, SLURRIES

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE