Medium Voltage Cable Systems
Medium Voltage Cable Systems
Just like cable producers and distribution system operators, we hold ourselves to high standards. Our medium voltage (MV) cable insulation, shielding and jacketing compounds can help you meet or exceed standards like: ANSI1, ICEA2, IEC3, CENELEC4, VDE DKE5 and VNIIKP/GOST R6.
For more than 75 years, we’ve been collaborating to address distribution cable performance challenges for the electrical infrastructure industry, which is why our MV cable solutions are designed to work together and independently to contribute to low life-cycle system economics, excellent cable performance, reliability and longevity that can exceed international standards.
Our compounds for medium voltage cable systems have exceptional water tree retardant performance and excellent retained breakdown strength (AWTT), with additional benefits like:
The ability to meet or exceed the highest power distribution cable standards, including requirements for MV 105ºC increased ampacity.
Significant production processability advantages and flexibility, such as increased run length and excellent cure-scorch balance.
Broad extrusion versatility with different Dow bonded and strippable semiconductive compounds (semicons) to address requirements.
Our systems approach simplifies cable design while enhancing performance and economics, like designs that do not require UMA metallic sheet.
Working with Dow powers your distribution cable systems with a portfolio of insulation, shielding and jacketing compounds that have shown to work well together. Plus, our intensive and accelerated testing capabilities and more than 75 years of experience make us an innovation partner who can help you meet the requirements of today and anticipate the needs of tomorrow.
Let’s harness the power and longevity that comes from collaboration to meet your unique cable requirements.
1 ANSI: American National Standards Institute ANSI/NEMA WC 74/ICEA S-93-639-2022
2 ICEA: The Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA) ICEA S-97-682-2023
3 IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission
4 CENELEC: the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
5 VDE DKE: the German National Electrotechnical Committee
6 VNIIKP/GOST R: Russian Scientific Research and Development Cable Institute / State Standard Certificate
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