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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Each year, millions of people and thousands of businesses are impacted by underground cable system failures. IMCORP is dedicated to advancing the understanding of how these failures occur and more importantly, how they can be avoided.

Nov 18 2014

Oil Damaging to Cable Semicon

By: IMCORP

While performing a Factory Grade® assessment on a cable at a utility client in the southern part of the US, substandard partial discharge (PD) was observed near a termination. Upon visual inspection it was noted that the cable’s ou... Read Article


Nov 18 2014

Manufacturer’s Defect: Conductor Shield Protrusion

By: IMCORP

During the Factory Grade® commissioning of a new cable system at a critical generation facility, substandard partial discharge (PD) activity (per ICEA S94-649) was observed at numerous points in a few cable systems.  The client... Read Article


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