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Nail in Cable 578ft from Termination

By: IMCORP

 

IMCORP’s  Factory Grade® assessment discovered a compromised section of cable at a wind farm in Kansas. The customer used IMCORP’s Location Matching service to pinpoint the defect location and the jacket was cut open to reveal the nail which was barely visible on the jacket surface.
The origin of the nail is speculative—it could have become embedded on the reel during shipping, an installation mishap, or the result of direct sabotage. What is clear, is that this damage to the cable and insulation would have resulted in a near term failure if left undetected and not repaired.
 



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