Causes of fire accidents on overhead cables

Now the use of Aerial Bundle Cable has become more and more extensive, but with its popularity in the national power supply lines, some of its safety problems have gradually attracted people’s attention, especially in recent years, the  cable fire accidents reminds people to pay more attention to when using this kind of cable. So, what are the causes of fire accidents of overhead cables?

1. The nominal conductor cross section of cable core does not meet the requirements. Generally, the specified nominal interface is larger than the actual cable produced, and the cable whose nominal value deviates from the standard will have larger unit current density. In its working process, the cable is easy to cause fire accident because it can not generate heat normally.

2. (ABC)XLPE  Insulated cable production process is poor. Although not every manufacturer is like this, it is inevitable that some businesses in the market will not operate strictly according to the standards in the process of cable production in order to seek personal interests. Even some businesses will use some low-quality products to make rough, resulting in the final production of the cable because the quality is not up to standard, causing fire in the process of use.

3. The material of the cable is impure or unqualified. The core wire of the cable is generally made of some copper or aluminum conductive materials, and many businesses often use unqualified or insufficient purity materials in the production process, which will lead to the reduction of power due to the presence of more impurities. Therefore, the materials used as core wires must be some high-quality electrolyte materials, mainly copper and aluminum.

4.Improper transportation. Most cables are subject to strict quality inspection before leaving the factory, but in the process of transportation, due to the lack of proper protection measures, it is squeezed and collided, resulting in the damage of insulation layer or the breakage of internal core wire

5. The composition of the insulating material does not meet the requirements or the processing is poor. We know that the outside of the cable is generally wrapped with a kind of insulating material. If the quality of the insulating material is unqualified, it will reduce its own withstand voltage performance in the process of use, and will form unqualified resistance value. In addition, long-term use will also shorten its service life, it is easy to have some short-circuit faults and cause fire.