HELUKABEL USA will be attending WINDPOWER 2012 Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta (Booth #1837) on June 3 to 6, and showcasing its array of high-performance wind cables and accessories for equipping an entire turbine from rotor tip to tower base.
The AWEA show is the largest, annual wind-focused exhibition in the world – featuring over 1,000 exhibitors, and is the place for wind industry professionals, experts, leaders, decision makers, and researchers to discover the latest in wind power innovations.
Cables for global wind production
Developed and tested to provide a service life of more than 20 years, the Heluwind WK-Series is constructed using specially-stranded copper or finely-stranded, flexible aluminum and unique conductor/jacket insulation compounds. The WK-Series offers:
- Superior resistance to torsional stress
- Wide operating temperature range
- Low surface adhesion/abrasion
- Global approvals – UL / CSA / VDE / CE
- Approval for use on- and offshore
Also on display at the Helukabel USA booth will be the enhanced JZ 603 and JZ 603-CY Control Cables, which recently received certification from both the CCC (China) and Gost-R (Russia) to be used in turbines manufactured for use in their countries. These additional approvals add to the existing certifications received from the UL (US), CSA (Canada) and HAR (Europe).
Cables for the U.S. wind market
Unique to the U.S. is the requirement that turbines built for domestic use be equipped with control cables that are tray cable (TC) UL approved. To satisfy this requirement, the Traycontrol Series was developed for the U.S. market.
These flexibly-screened or unscreened, Wind Turbine TC-rated cables are best-suited for transmitting data and power to the operating components within the turbine’s nacelle and tower base. Protected by PVC, PUR or TPE outer jackets, the Traycontrol-Series has been TC-ER, PLTC-ER, and ITC-ER approved for open installation. Additionally, the cables are oil resistant having passed Oil Res I and II, flame retardant according to the FT4 flame test, and compliant with NFPA 79 2007 standards.
The great advantage of the company’s wind cables is their ability to perform throughout the world. Regardless of the application (hot or cold climate) or the location (multiple global approvals), Helukabel USA’s wind cables offer turbine manufacturers the ability to effectively compete in the global wind market.