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Old 08-03-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Any one heard of oil filled cables ?

Why is there oil channels inside the cable, is it for the cooling purpose ?

What are the used for ?


A details explanation would be great
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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Any one heard of oil filled cables ?

Why is there oil channels inside the cable, is it for the cooling purpose ?

What are the used for ?


A details explanation would be great
This might help....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kontek
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Pretty cool,
I thought it was like paper lead and use only as an insulator.
Here they use it to monitor the status of the cable.
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I believe what they used in Harry's post is Pipe-Type Cable. The oil acts as an insulator and as a coolant.

That's what is in these pictures a friend sent me of an accident they had where they drove steel pilings into it



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I think the oil is used to prevent voids in the insulation, I am not 100% sure, maybe some one in the forum will show up with a good explanation
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