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Head Office: 1-8-10 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041, Japan TEL: +81-3-4523-5035 FAX: +81-3-4523-5080

Ref. No. ATS-TS-060151 Date: 7th Mar. 2006 Messrs.:

FACTORY ROUTINE TEST PROCEDURE FOR 132KV XLPE CABLE ACCESSORIES

Exsym Corporation

N. Imai, Manager, Cable Accessories Department

ATS-TS-060151

FACTORY ROUTINE TEST PROCEDURE FOR 132KV XLPE CABLE ACCESSORIES


1. Scope This paper covers the factory test procedure for 132kV XLPE insulated power cable accessories. 2. Applicable specification Basic standard (1) Customers specification (2) IEC 60840 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages above 30kV(Um=36kV) up to 150kV(Um=170kV)- Test methods and requirements Chapter 9 : Routine tests on cables and on the main insulation of prefabricated accessories (3) Recommendations of ELECTRA-75 Appendix 9 of part 3 : Routine tests for sheath voltage limiters EXSYMs specification (1) Accessories specification for 132kV 1x800mm2 &1x2000mm2 XLPE cable

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132kV XLPE cable SF6 gas immersed sealing end 132kV XLPE cable oil immersed sealing end 132kV XLPE cable pre-molded insulation joint Sheath voltage limiter 132kV, 220kV cable Cross bond link with SVL for 132kV & 220kV cable Solid bond link (6 way) for 132kV & 220kV cable Solid bond link (3 way) for 132kV & 220kV cable Solid bond link box with SVL for 132kV & 220kV cable

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3. Routine test item and test methods

The following routine test shall be carried out on each accessory.

3-1-1 Termination, joi nt, link box and sheath voltage limiter Test methods Visual and dimensional aspect shall be checked. Requirements In accordance with our approved drawing

Test item

1. Visual and dimensional checks

3-1-2 Sheath voltage limiter for link box an d gas immersed sealing end Test item Test methods Measuring the arrester voltage at applied D.C. 1mA Min.:6.0kV

Requirements Max.:7.0kV

1. Operating voltage

(Gapless arrester) The insulation resistance shall be measure using D.C. voltage source of about 1kV Not less than 10M

2. Insulation resistance

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3-1-3 Joints Test item Test methods The test voltage shall be raised gradually to 190kV value and held for 30 minutes. Testing temperature The test voltage shall be raised gradually to and held at 2.0U0 for 10s . There shall be no detectable discharge from the test object at 2.0 U0 Testing temperature ambient temperature ambient temperature Requirements

1. Voltage test of the main insulation

No breakdown of the insulation shall occur.

Pr e- m ol de d u ni t of i ns u l at i o n j oi n t

2. Partial discharge test of the main insulation of joints

Max. 10pC at 152kV(2.0U0) with background noise level not more than 2pC.

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3. Test of the main insulation of the joints Integrity of insulated gap 25kV DC for 15min.

Resistance measurement of outer semi-conducting layer of one piece joint.

Less than 20k. No breakdown of the insulation shall occur. No observation of separation between semi-conducting rubber and insulation rubber by visual. No observation of crack by visual.

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Mechanical stretch of each rubber component over a mandrel equal in diameter to the contractors site assembly mandrel. (Expanding ratio of inner diameter of rubber unit: after expansion/before expansion = more than 2.5.)

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4. Additional test for main insulation of Following test shall be carried out for the insulation polymer in each manufacturing batch. joints FTIR analysis for characterizing the insulation polymer. Cleanliness measurement on insulation materials. Dielectric loss angles measurement for the insulation polymer at 90. Following test shall be carried out for the conducting polymer in each manufacturing batch. Polymer shall be same as used for the type test. TGA analysis for characterizing the carbon black content.

Pr e - m old e d un i t of i ns u l at i on j oi n t

Polymer shall be same as used for the type test. No observation of conductive contamination more than 500m. Less than 1%.

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3-1-4 Terminations Test item Test methods The test voltage shall be raised gradually to 190kV value and held for 30 minutes. Testing temperature The test voltage shall be raised gradually to and held at 2.0U0 for 10s . There shall be no detectable discharge from the test object at 2.0 U0 Testing temperature ambient temperature ambient temperature Requirements

1. Voltage test of the main insulation

No breakdown of the insulation shall occur.

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Stress relief cone of termination

2. Partial discharge test of the main insulation of the terminations

Max. 10pC at 152kV(2.0U0) with background noise level not more than 2pC.

E pox y b us h in g of ter m inat i o n

Stress relief cone of termination

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