Cable failure caused by high frequencies is an ever-present danger in power transmission. Geometric field control elements built into many of our accessories – including all high-voltage accessories – help to prevent this from occurring.
High frequencies are a danger because they cause heat production. This may become so intense that it can even ignite certain cable materials, such as fabrics. If the cable employs the refractive approach to field control, this may actually exacerbate the problem, since it encourages harmonics – precisely the kind of dangerous high frequency that generates high levels of heat.
There is a particular risk of problematic high frequencies occurring in renewable energy applications such as wind turbine connections, since they are particularly exposed to voltages with high and strongly fluctuating frequencies. By using geometric field control elements in our products, we are therefore making an important contribution to the viability of renewable energy networks.