LOWINOX® FAST XL
The world is demanding significantly more electricity delivered via enhanced sustainable solutions. From 2010 to 2040, the global demand for electricity is projected to grow by 85%. Furthermore, the drive to curb greenhouse emissions, will increase electricity generation from renewable sources. As windfarms are increasingly built in remote locations or further offshore, transmission distances will increase requiring longer and more reliable cables.
Power failure rates are increasing in frequency as are power outages, accelerating the need to increase cable reliability. In the last 15 years, power outages in USA increased at a CAGR of approximately 7%, costing $150 billion annually. With longer transmission distances and especially increased undergrounding, it is critical that cables perform reliably for over 50 years.
Cable companies require perfect quality and highest reliability of raw materials to enable their next generation cables to meet the new standards. At the same time, cable producers are looking for higher productivity and faster throughput to optimize their operations to be competitive and to meet customer demands for lower life-cycle costs.
The Solution for Cable Producers: LOWINOX® FAST XL.
LOWINOX® FAST XL is the next generation liquid antioxidant solution for the production of medium and high-voltage cross linked polyethylene (XLPE) cables. Developed to meet the challenges faced by the cable industry, LOWINOX® FAST XL delivers new levels of productivity and cable consistency helping lower the total cost of ownership for the cable industry.
Designed to provide an optimal balance between scorch protection and crosslinking speed, LOWINOX® FAST XL, enables cable manufacturers to increase line speeds, improving productivity gains without compromising on the reliability and quality which is critical for cable longevity.
LOWINOX® FAST XL overcomes the handling and consistency issues related to the use of conventional liquid antioxidants. Cable producers will see clear benefits in terms of higher throughput, lower costs though formulation optimization and less off-grade production due to improved cable consistency.