Aluminum Conductor Composite Core
High Temprature Low Sag

The high-strength composite core enables increased spans between fewer or shorter structures, which helps reduce upfront capital costs and environmental impact. The composite core’s lighter weight and compact trapezoidal shaped strands also allow the ACCC® conductor to utilize more aluminum without an overall weight or diameter penalty, which significantly reduces line losses under any load condition. Reduced line losses not only serves to reduce fuel consumption and associated emissions, it also serves to free up generation capacity that is otherwise lost.

Increased Line Capacity:
Due to the ACCC® conductor’s capability of withstanding higher temperatures, it can carry up to twice the current of conventional steel reinforced conductors making it ideally suited for increasing the capacity of existing lines without the need to modify, reinforce, or replace existing structures.

Greater Strength, Lighter Weight, Reduced Sag:
The hybrid carbon composite core is 40% stronger and 70% lighter than a steel core conductor, which greatly improves the coefficient of thermal expansion. The lower coefficient of thermal expansion creates less sag at higher temperatures and resists degradation from vibration, corrosion, ultraviolet radiation, corona, chemical and thermal oxidation, and most importantly cyclic load fatigue.

Reduction in Capital Expenditures:
The greater strength, improved dimensional stability, and an effective self-damping coupled with superior fatigue resistance capabilities allow for increased spans between fewer or shorter structures. By reducing the number or height of required structures, a serious reduction is created in the overall project cost and construction time while minimizing the environmental impacts.

System Efficiency and Line Loss Minimization:
The light carbon composite core allows for the use of 28% more aluminum in the ACCC® which creates improved conductivity, reductions in line losses by 25% - 40% when compared to that of conductors with the same diameter and weight, and creating increased efficiency in the overall system bringing reliability to the grid.

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