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on June 23, 2014 4:34 pm EDT
Hendrix Waterproofs Underground Cable
Hendrix/Kerite Cable offers dual water blocking capability on primary underground cable.
Dual Block close-up. Photo courtesy of Hendrix/Kerite.
Water is one of the enemies of long-life in primary cable, as water entering the cable core can lead to premature failure. Hendrix Dual Block helps prevent this from occurring. First, a fill compound is continuously applied into the conductor interstices. This prevents longitudinal water migration. Second, a water-swellable powder is applied under the polyethylene jacket. This prevents water from migrating along the neutral wires, under the jacket. Taken together, these two applications provide a reliable barrier that prevents water from entering the cable core.
Dual Block is an option for all stranded conductor Hendrix cables.
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