Power cables are known as the nerves of modern industry. Modern human life and production cannot do without the help of wires and cables. Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, China has realized the important role of wires and cables in the future economic development, so it has spent a lot of manpower, material resources and financial resources. With investment in construction and research, China has become the world’s largest cable manufacturer.
In the past few decades, the productivity formed by my country’s cable manufacturing industry has made the world look at it with admiration. With the continuous expansion of my country’s power industry, rail transit industry, data communications industry, automobile industry, and mines, the demand for the cable market is also increasing. This is one reason why China’s wire and cable industry has developed so fast.
With the continuous improvement of people’s awareness of fire protection, in project construction, people increasingly prefer to use flame-retardant cables with fire-retardant properties. The market demand for flame-retardant cables is also increasing, but the cables may be used when they are in use. There will be some faults, such as cable breakdown, cable conductor damage, broken cores and other faults. The conductor of the flame-retardant cable has a small cross-sectional area and may be broken during the production of the cable or during the extrusion process. So how to check the disconnection of flame-retardant cables?
In the cable industry, there are usually three ways to check the broken core of flame-retardant cables. The first is the energized capacitance method, which uses continuous electricity to accurately determine the disconnection point of the cable. This method is extremely inefficient, and one is often checked. It takes several hours to break the line, so this inefficient method has been abandoned by many people.
There is also a method of combining capacitance method and induction method, which is to use the capacitance to find the approximate location of the disconnection, and then use the induced voltage to find the accurate disconnection point. This double combination method can locate faster than the pure capacitance method. The disconnection point has also become a more commonly used method in the industry.
Another method is the combination of constant current source and bridge method. This method is also often used. The principle is to burn and puncture the insulation at the broken core of the flame-retardant cable with a constant current source. Using the bridge method fault locator to locate, its efficiency is very high and accurate.