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Substation Equipment: High-Voltage Underground Cables

High-Voltage Underground Cables
High-Voltage underground cables are constructed in many different ways, but are usually shielded cables. They are made with a conductor, conductor-strand shielding, insulation, semi-conducting insulation shielding, metallic insulation shielding, and a sheath. The sheath can be metallic and may then serve as the metallic insulation shielding and be covered with a nonmetallic jacket to protect the sheath. This sheath helps to reduce or eliminate inductive reactance. Such cables are commonly used in circuits operating at 2400 volts or higher.

Figure 1. High-voltage underground cables
Figure 1. High-voltage underground cables
Figure 2. High-voltage underground cables
Figure 2. High-voltage underground cables
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