Cable Quality Defects and Their Elimination Methods

The crosslinking degree (thermal elongation) is not acceptable

If the crosslinking degree is not up to the standard, the thermal and mechanical properties of the cable are not qualified and can not meet the requirements of the working temperature of 90℃. The reasons for the unqualified crosslinking degree are as follows: first, the formula is unqualified, and the type and proportion of the complex agent is improper, so the formula should be adjusted to solve the problem; Two is the vulcanization process is not appropriate, such as the pressure is too low, the line speed is fast, the cooling water level is high, The solution is to first find out what the reason is, it may be one or several reasons exist at the same time, and eliminate the reasons.

Disqualified structure and appearance

(1) The thinnest point of insulation layer thickness is lower than the minimum value specified in the standard, or the average thickness is lower than the nominal value. The reasons for the unqualified insulation thickness are high linear speed, small amount of extruder, improper selection of mold, etc.

The solution is to reduce the linear speed or extruder speed, adjust the size of the die.

(2) eccentricity

The reason for the eccentricity is that the mold is not adjusted or the suspension control has changed after being collected and adjusted.

The solution is to keep the drape as stable as possible during driving.

The cable outside the bamboo joint is caused by the electrical, mechanical system causes the traction speed is not stable, the second is the die core is too small, or the conductor outside diameter is not uniform.

The elimination method is to check the mechanical, electrical system, troubleshooting. Properly adjust the size of the core, control the outer diameter of suburban counties as uniform as possible, more than the process requirements of the strand can be used.

Surface scratch

(1) the ACSR conductor encounters the upper or lower wall or foreign body in the vulcanized pipe. Therefore, it is required to adjust the suspension degree, try to make the wire core move in the middle of the crosslinked pipe, and clean it up in time when foreign bodies are found.

(2) there is burnt material on the outer edge of die sleeve. The solution is to adjust the temperature of the mold sleeve when starting the car to prevent overheating. Once burnt, it should be stopped immediately, or it will not get better by itself.


Most of the impurities in insulating material and semi-insulating material are brought into the process of mixing and extruder feeding. During the operation, strict attention should be paid to the cleaning of the material to prevent external impurities from mixing. Another impurity is coke pimp, its existence affects the performance and service life of the cable, so the temperature is strictly controlled when mixing and extrusion, to prevent the occurrence of coke phenomenon.

Air bubbles

There are two possible causes of air bubbles in insulation. One is caused by extrusion. The solution is to choose the right mold. The shielding layer has bubbles, the main reason is that there is water in the material, before extrusion should be dry, two is not sufficient cooling, then there will be as follows, in the isometric circumference of the line core appears a circle of bubbles.

The elimination method is to strengthen cooling, rise the water level and lower the temperature of cooling water.

(1) Cable performance is not up to standard

Disqualification of free discharge and dielectric loss

Free discharge and dielectric loss unqualified causes are very complex, it has to do with external shielding. Whether the insulation contains bubbles and impurities, and the properties of raw materials are closely related. Elimination method is to keep raw materials clean, strictly according to the process of production.

(2) cable insulation breakdown

Cable insulation breakdown is mainly caused by the insulation material mixed with impurities and external damage. Due to the strict avoidance of external damage, impurities should be avoided as far as possible. Semi-finished products should be strictly managed to prevent tripping and bruising.

(3) cushion breakdown

The main reason for the breakdown of the cushion is that the steel has burr, roll edge and puncture the cushion. The method to eliminate the steel strip is not equal to the unqualified quality requirements. The cushion is made of plastic belt with greater hardness, and the thickness of the cushion should be ensured.