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DC Testing to sectionalize faults – Warranty Impact

Q: We use a 10kV hipot DC to sectionalize URD faults. We actually use this on several sections at a time so it will go through good sections of cable until it reaches the bad section. We split the run of cables fed by a common fuse in half and hipot one way (could be 4 or 5 sections of cable) and if it is not found we hipot in the other direction. Do we have to wait 120 days after this and if so how do we track it?

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Abnormal Operational Excursions—Reclosers

Abnormal Operational Excursions—Reclosers Q: Repeated operation of reclosures to find overhead faults is an example of an “Abnormal Operational Excursion” in your warranty language, which suspends the warranty’s remedy. We only use one shot autoreclosures, but sometimes we close a fuse feeding the U/G back in only to have it open again because we misinterpreted…

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Benzene

Benzene Q: Do Novinium Cablecure 732/733 [Ultrinium™] fluids contain the carcinogen, developmental toxin, and male reproductive toxin benzene as Cablecure iXL [Perficio™ 011] fluid does? A: Sleep well tonight. No. Cablecure iXL [Perficio 011] fluid is based upon phenylmethyldimethoxysilane (PMDMS) fluid disclosed by U.S. Patent 4,766,011 and invented by a Novinium founder over two decades ago. PMDMS-based…

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Experience Counts

Q: I know you are experienced, but what about the experience of Novinium? Wasn’t Novinium started in 2003? A: “Experience resides within individuals, not within institutions.” If the 2009-2010 coaching staff and players of the Super Bowl winning New Orleans Saints were to move to St. Louis, it would be St. Louis that would have the experience, not New…

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Experience Counts – Application Experts

Dennis McDougall In my last Potpourri blog entry one of my fans asked about the guys that have to carry the ball down the field? He wanted to know if the Novinium operations team was staffed with rookies? In the first of a series I will tell you today about our very own Dennis McDougall. Mr. McDougall…

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Performance Bonding

Performance Bonding Q: I was wondering if my firm could save money by relaxing or even eliminating the bond requirement for rejuvenation. Because rejuvenation is executed and invoiced at a cable segment level, the traditional notion of performance bonding seems to not apply. A: I lean toward the technical so at first when you mentioned…

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Experience Counts – Application Experts – Part II

Cole Hammond – When Experience Counts Dealing with high voltage cables demands rigorous training and lots of experience. Injecting those same cables requires another layer of expertise layered on top of the medium- and high-voltage line experience. Novinium is staffed with experienced experts … the best in the world. What about the case where the…

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Novinium What?

What does Novinium mean? Q: What does Novinium mean? Is there a language derivation, or is it fictitious? A: Don’t you speak Latin? “Nôvî” is Latin for “to get knowledge of, become acquainted with, come to know, learn, discern” or “novîs” is Latin for “new, not old, young, fresh, recent” … I like to combine…

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