Components Description

  • Filipe Faria da SilvaEmail author
  • Claus Leth Bak
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


“Components Description”, describes several layers of a cable as well as their function. It also shows how to calculate the different electric parameters of a cable, resistance, inductance, capacitance, and how to use those values to calculate the positive-sequence and zero-sequence, including how to adapt the datasheet values for more accurate calculations. The chapter introduces the different bonding configurations typically used for the screens of cables (both-ends bonding and cross-boding) and also presents methods that can be used to estimate the maximum current of a cable for different types of soils, i.e. thermal calculations. The end of the chapter introduces the shunt reactor, which is an important element in cable-based network as it consumes locally the reactive power generated by the cables.


Dielectric Loss Reactive Power Proximity Effect Semiconductive Layer Minor Section 
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    Cigre WG B1.30 (2013) Cable systems electrical characteristics, Cigre, ParisGoogle Scholar
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    Cigre WG B1.19 (2004) General guidelines for the integration of a new underground cable system in the networks, Cigre, ParisGoogle Scholar
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    IEEE Standard C57.21 (1990) IEEE standard requirements, terminology, and test code for shunt reactors rated over 500 kVA, IEEE, New YorkGoogle Scholar
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    EC Standard 60287-1-1 (2006) Electric cables—calculation of the current rating—Part 1-1: Current rating equations (100 % load factor) and calculation of losses—general, IEC, GenevaGoogle Scholar
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    IEC Standard 60287-2-1 (2006) Electric cables—Calculation of the current rating—Part 2-1: Thermal resistance—calculation of thermal resistance—general, IEC, GenevaGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department 14 Institute of EnergyAalborg UniversitAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Institute of Energy TechnologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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