Electron Beam cross-linked wires and cables offer superior performance in demanding application and in extreme environments
Electricals wires and cables have become part of our daily life so need arises for good quality of wires and cables which are safe and have longer span of life. Let it be lighting our house, refrigerator, household electrical appliances – everything revolves around the wires and cables because everything requires power to run and wire and cables are integral to power them.
Everyday our life is improving because of level of income is increasing and according to our level of income we require more comforts and more electrical house hold equipment. It shows that continuously we have been increasing the load on our wires and cables. Many a times contractors and even users do not know about the quality of wires and they have been using it in their household or buildings due to which they find problems that wires are not able to withstand higher current and get softened. Secondly, many a times users try to purchase wires or cables which are cheaper to save money but ultimately they put themselves into trouble when load increases.
Household and commercial building There are increasing numbers of fire incidents in residential and commercial buildings. It is primarily due to poor quality cables and wires which are not able to withstand the load and get melted and short circuit conditions are there hence they are putting life into danger. Nowadays, fire departments are making stringent rules so that safety of the people can be maintained. Hence, it is making people aware of the safe wires and cables which can reduce chances of fire hazards.
Projects like malls, theatres, railways stations, airports where general public visits regularly and they need to be protected from such fire hazards. This is possible only when we use good quality of wires and cables in such projects. Wire and cables used in such projects should be halogen free, flame retardant and meet the requirements of keeping the life of human as safe as possible. It is also necessary that life of the cable should be longer so that it does not require change of wires and cables very frequently which will burden us with cost of cable and rewiring charges etc. Wires and cables used should be such that they do not catch fire, halogen free, flame retardant, having longer life and are able to carry future load on the cable. It should be very particular in areas where temperature goes up to 50 C.
SolutionsApar Industries Ltd’s R&D Department has developed wires and cables which can meet the stringent requirement as explained above. It has come out with a solution that the wires and cables are able to withstand higher temperature, halogen free, carry higher current and PVC does not melt and flame retardant.
“Apar’s wires and cables give full protection to various commercial and residential projects where general public visits regularly and in large numbers. It is added that even if there is any fire it will not spread and keep the buildings safe and fire proof,” the company said.
E-Beam Apar has set up a state-of-the-art green field project at Khatalwada, Gujarat, with 1.5 MeV and 3.0 MeV Electron Beam Accelerators along with complete handling systems suitable for irradiation of various types of wires, cables and various other materials to improve their properties. The E-Beam irradiation curing of elastomer and other polymeric cables have several advantages over conventional steam or dry curing method.
Advantages of wires and cables with E-Beam irradiation are:
Higher temperature withstanding capacity up to 105 C
High current carrying capacity
Prevent short circuit
Heat and melt resistant
Passes the hot deformation test
Longer operation life span.
Typical working of E-Beam technology
An electron gun is housed in a thick vessel
Number of electron is accelerated in an accelerator tube and there power can be regulated
Electrons are directed to a scanner magnetically
Material which is required to be irradiated are passed under the beam through set of under-beam requirements and given exposure to predetermined doses.
High accelerated electrons penetrate the insulation or sheath of cables resulting in generation of carbon radicals which links or cross links the polymer chains of the plastic three dimensionally with each other.