Accession Number : ADP005210

Title :   Crosslinked Polyethylene-Electron Beam Radiation Curing Versus Peroxide Curing in Wire and Cable Constructions,

Corporate Author : BELDEN/COOPER INDUSTRIES GENEVA IL

Personal Author(s) : Fischer,Theodore M.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The advantages of curing polyethylene by the two methods, EB irradiation and chemical curing are discussed. The processing advantages using each method are pointed out, and the wire and cable products which results from each method are compared. Two different constructions are compared. The first is a motor lead wire construction using two commercially available materials. The second construction was a coaxial cable construction. The first construction was tested for dissipation factor at 1 KHz. Over the 480 day period at 60 C no discernible difference was noted in the constructions cured by the two methods.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC CABLES, *ELECTRIC WIRE, POLYETHYLENE, CURING, ELECTRON BEAMS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE