Cable Technology Feature Article
November 10, 2008
UtilX Releases Latest Generation of Cable Rejuvenation Fluids
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
UtilX Corporation, developer of cable life-extension technologies, has released its latest cable rejuvenation fluid, CableCURE DMDB.
This latest introduction was developed at the UtilX Corporation laboratory in Kent and introduced after many years of laboratory and field research to address some very specific operational issues, says company.
This new product has a low vapor pressure at elevated temperatures and a high boiling point and high flash point. It is best suited for larger, hotter-running cables such as feeder cables.
It does not generate methanol on reaction with the water trees in cables and hence is specially designed for methanol-sensitive areas. Therefore, this new fluid has many of the beneficial properties of UtilX’ previous CableCURE fluids along with these new advantages. This new DMDB fluid can be used anywhere one is currently using a CableCURE fluid.
Company’s mainstream product CableCURE/CB, is a non-sticky insulating gel that can be reentered on cable or splice.
UtilX Corporation claims that it has tested CableCURE/CB treatment on various abandoned cables of varying conditions. Wet cables were tested for mutual capacitance, noise, attenuation, T1 transmission and insulation resistance.
Independent testing has proved conclusively that CableCURE/CB treatment works. In one trial series, abandoned cables were tested by outside consultants to measure the effects of CableCURE/CB treatment on water-damaged copper aircore cables.
UtilX in its website has mentioned about its warrant, assuring that a telephone cable that has been treated by UtilX, or its authorized agent, using the CableCURE/CB strand-filling process will not have water in the strands of the cable for the remaining life of the cable. At any time after proactive cable injection of a cable, if the performance of any injected cable segment is not in line with the agreed objectives, UtilX agrees to provide a cash refund for the full original payment received for the treated segment.
Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tim Gray