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Fabric Tape Conductor Shield

Q: I am wondering if you can provide some thoughts or comments on a cloth fabric semi-con we have here on some older #2 Cu cables, 15kV. Does the Cablecure 732/733 fluid harm this fabric? Does the fluid react with any semi-conducting materials like carbon? Does Novinium think the injection process disturbs or harms the fabric?

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LIPA

LIPA Q: I have read a paper from the conference record of the 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation (ISEI) by some folks at Powertech Labs from my home province of British Columbia. The paper was titled: “Condition Assessment of 15 kV Rejuvenated Underground XLPE Cables.” The cables in question are operated with AC,…

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Better Than New

Better Than New Q: Why would I use rejuvenation, when I can have new cable? A: I suspect that you’re not a circuit owner. Do you work for one of the cable manufacturers? If you were a circuit owner, you would know that money does not grow on trees and rejuvenation is almost always considerably…

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The Color of Capital

Q: My firm uses Cablecure 732 and SPR to treat cables after they fail. The ability to capitalize single section injection with Novinium technology means we can earn a regulated rate of return on the capital thus expended. I read your four-part blog, “The Color on Money” and was wondering if you could do a similar analysis to help us quantify the benefit of our approach.

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The Color of Money – Part IV

The Color of Money—Part IV In my post of February 27th, The Color of Money – Part I, I gave the big picture answer. In February 28th’s follow-up post we delved into the details of depreciation. On my Leap Day post we deliberated discounting. Today, in the fourth and last post of the series, we…

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The Color of Money – Part III

The Color of Money—Part III In my post of February 27th, The Color of Money—Part I, I provided the big picture answer. In yesterday’s follow-up post we delved into the details of depreciation. Today we will deliberate discounting—muse over money’s time-value. A dollar earned or saved today has a greater value than a dollar earned…

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The Color of Money – Part II

The Color of Money – Part II In yesterday’s post, The Color of Money – Part I, I gave the big picture answer to Cap’s query. Today we will dive into the first of three sets of details that impact the answer, namely depreciation. In subsequent posts we will examine discounting and other assumptions. I…

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The Color of Money – Part I

The Color of Money – Part I Q: While we have a preference for the mastery displayed by your team and your inherently safer process and fluids, it is difficult for us to settle on Novinium as our sole vendor, because another vendor’s price may be lower. Can you help me understand your value? A:…

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