REPL Cable Termination Kits

REPL offers various cable termination kits (heat shrinkable/cold shrinkable) for reliable termination and jointing of cables. Here are some of their offerings:

RHT-P Cable Termination Kits: Heat Shrinkable Cable Termination Kits for Paper Insulated Cables up to 36kV

REPL-RHT-P

REPL Heat Shrinkable Medium Voltage Cable Termination Kits are extensively tested and used worldwide for reliable cable junctions in the voltage range from 7.2kV to 36kV. The kits are designed for either indoor or outdoor applications for cables with paper insulation and can be used with both compression or mechanical type lugs (which can be supplied in the kit if specified).

The termination kits combine the anti-tracking external tubing for excellent weathering and electrical properties together with an internal stress control tube for field control and oil barrier tubing to prevent leakage. Where applicable, sheds are included for extending the creepage distance – kits can be tailored with extra sheds for areas with high pollution or for coastal installations.

RHT-X3 Cable Termination Kits: Heat Shrinkable Cable Termination Kits for 3 Core Polymeric Insulated Cables up to 42kV

REPL-RHT-X3

REPL Heat Shrinkable Cable Termination Kits are extensively tested and used worldwide for reliable cable junctions in the voltage range from 7.2kv to 42kV. It is designed for either indoor or outdoor applications for cables with polymeric (XLPE or EPR) insulation. The termination kits combine the anti-tracking external tubing for excellent weathering and electrical properties.

It can be used with both compression or mechanical type lugs (which can be supplied in the kit if specified).

RHTI-X1 Cable Termination Kits: Heat Shrinkable Cable Termination Kits for 1 Core Polymeric Insulated Cables up to 42kV

REPL-RHT1-X1

REPL Heat Shrinkable Cable Termination Kits are extensively tested and used worldwide for reliable cable junctions in the voltage range from 7.2kv to 42kV. The kits are designed for either indoor or outdoor applications for cables with polymeric (XLPE or EPR) insulation. It can be used with both compression or mechanical type lugs (which can be supplied in the kit if specified).

The termination kits combine the anti-tracking external tubing for excellent weathering and electrical properties together with an internal stress control tube for field control at the insulation screen cut.

RHTS-X Cable Termination Kits: Heat Shrinkable Cable Termination Kits for Polymeric Insulated Cables up to 24kV

REPL-RHTS-X

REPL range of RHTS Heat Shrinkable Terminations are suitable for installations on medium voltage extruded insulated cables (e.g. XLPE, EPR, PE) up to 24kV. The termination has a one piece Heat Shrinkable tube with excellent electrical anti-tracking and weathering properties, and an internal coating of material to provide void filling and electrical stress control around the screen cut area.

Kits are available for both indoor and outdoor environments using either single core or three core designs. Both compression and mechanical bolted cable lugs can be used. A range of insulating bushing boots, earthing kits, glands and mechanical lugs are also available to complete the installation in switchgear cable boxes.

Lucy Electric Air Break Switch Disconnector

The Lucy Electric Rapier SAX Air Break Switch Disconnector range is compact and robust, providing a reliable, lightweight and flexible solution for network isolation and reinstatement. The Rapier AX Solid Blade air break switch disconnector is an evolution of the existing Rapier RX and AX air break switch disconnector. The tin plated multiple copper laminate strips have been replaced with 2 plated copper bars which form the main current path and also the moving female contact, this complete air break switch disconnector normally comprises of 3 single phase units ganged together with a common operating mechanism ensuring that all phases open and close at the same time.

The mounting base is common across all three voltage ranges – 12/15.5, 24 and 36 kV making design of mounting steelwork simpler.

Features

• Designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the requirements of IEC 62271

• Accommodates many customer specific requirements where they differ from IEC

• Silicone insulators with minimum of 25mm/kV creepage

• Plated HDHC copperwork for longevity of life

• Available in 12/15.5 kV, 24 kV and 36 kV voltage ranges

• Standard current ratings of up to 1250 A

• Short time withstand current of 25 kA rms for 3 seconds with 62.5 kA peak

• Standard fault make capacity of 3 kA rms with 7.5 kA peak

• Compact and robust construction

• Suitable for horizontal and vertical mounting

• Suitable for mounting pole top (above the line) or underslung (below the line)

Accessories

• Low level operating handle, high level hookstick

mechanism or Independent Manual Spring (IMS) operating mechanism

• 10k A rms 25k A peak fault make capacity when combined with IMS mechanism

• Load break devices with breaking capacity of 630 A for on-load use

• Can be fitted with motor drive/RTU for remote operation

• Earth blades rated at 25 kA 3 sec for fitting to either side

• Self-latching shootbolt on hookstick mechanism canbe fitted with safety lock flap for lockoff and point of isolation

• Mounting steelwork to suit single or double pole construction

• Can be fitted with drop out expulsion fuses to form a combination switch fuse

Electrical Safety Tips for the Industrial Workplace

The safety of a workforce is very important in all workplaces, particularly the safety of workers exposed to electrical hazards that can potentially cause harm. Within the trade industry, builders, machinists, and other workers are surrounded by potential electrical hazards in their day-to-day role. From electrical wiring, machinery, and exposed cables, it is vital for the employees to know how they can remain safe at work. Here are some important tips to ensure safety in any trade working environment:

Protect your facility’s system

There are various components in the market that can provide the necessary protection for your facility’s system. An example is the Mersen’s complete set of solutions such as the Surge-Trap Surge Protection Devices, Smart Automatic Recloser, and Ground Monitoring. Here’s a video showing how these components can protect you and your facility:

Complete a risk assessment

Before any worker enters the premises, he/she should complete a risk assessment on site. Its purpose is to be able to identify the risks or injuries that could be caused. It should take into consideration the type of electrical equipment used, how it is used, and the environment that it is used in. There are five stages that must be completed in a risk assessment to ensure safety:

  • Identify any electrical hazards and the electrical system or process
  • Identify the electrical work to be performed within the electrical system
  • Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions to take
  • Record your findings and implement them
  • Review the risk assessment and update when necessary

Complete the lockout/tagout procedure

To ensure the safety of fellow workers when a machine is turned off, the lockout/tagout is a key procedure. It is especially useful when maintenace or repairs are being carried since it ensures the re-energisation of a machine doesn’t occur. All workers who use machinery should be thoroughly trained on the lockout/tagout program before beginning work, as well as being provided with the correct lockout tagout equipment.

Don’t overload outlets

The use of electrical adapters is useful to power more electrical machines but it isn’t always safe, particularly in a busy and crowded working environment that tradespeople often work in. If using extension leads, it should be ensured that appliances or tools plugged into the outlets does not exceed the maximum current rating stated for the extension lead. Overheating and/or fires may occur if power outlets are overloaded.

Ensure you use safety signage

Safety signages are a must to help warn people of hazards, as well as to indicate or prohibit certain actions. Warning and dangers signs should always be positioned within proximity of the machine or equipment – for the benefit of both the workers and visitors or contractors who will visit the site. There are four types of safety signs that should be included within your workplace’s health and safety program: mandatory (blue), prohibition and fire (red), caution and safe condition.

Maintain your equipment

Machines and equipments should always be checked for wear and tear, with regular services and cleaning. The goal is to keep machinery, tools, and equipment healthy and safe for as long as possible to avoid the need for repairs. By checking for signs of wear and tear, you are less likely to suffer any electrical issues and injury to workers without spotting the warning signs first.