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Electrical Power Cable Engineering, 3rd Edition by William A. Thue

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21

Cable Performance

William A. Thue

CONTENTS

21.1  Introduction

21.2  Cable Failure Data

21.3  Performance

21.4  Analysis of Data

21.5  Present Situation

References

21.1  INTRODUCTION

Cable failure reporting in the US began by action of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and its predecessor the National Electric Light Association. A significant, early report covered the performance of paper-insulated, lead-covered cables (PILC), splices, and terminations beginning in 1923. Failure rates of cables were reported in units per 100 installed miles for a variety of causes. Splice and termination reports were based on failures per 1,000 units that were in service. These reports continued through 1966 and served both as a useful performance guide ...

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