By: Novinium  09-12-2011

Perficio™ 011 fluid uses the same base monomeric silane as the CableCURE/XL fluid, but improves upon its catalysis. The improved catalyst boosts its efficacy. More importantly the Perficio formulation substitutes a high flash point component for a low flash point component. This improvement makes Perficio fluid much less flammable. Ultrinium™ 732 and Ultrinium™ 733 represent a family of the highest performance treatment fluids available and enjoy the same or higher flash point (i.e. low flammability), as Perficio™ 011 fluid. Perficio™ 011 fluid, Ultrinium™ 732 fluid, and Ultrinium™ 733 fluid are preferably delivered using the state-of-the-art Sustained Pressure Rejuvenation paradigm, but both may optionally be applied using Unsustained Pressure Rejuvenation.

Unsustained Pressure Rejuvenation requires a hole in an otherwise perfectly good elbow to provide physical access to the conductor. Warning tags alert trouble staff that equipment might be energized – but it is difficult to be assured that they will stop to read them if they visit this pad mount transformer at 2:15 in the morning. UPR with a soak period requires at least 3 times more visits to energized transformers than the SPR paradigm. Each visit multiplies the risk of electrical contact. When the UPR paradigm is combined with CableCURE/XL fluid, which

has a flash point of 55°F (13°C), making it more flammable than jet fuel A, there is also a potential for fire or explosion. A reservoir of flammable fluid is stored in a high voltage environment at an elevated pressure for 60 days, 120 days, or even more. The actual conditions in electrical equipment are not the same as the conditions utilized to determine closed cup flash point values.

The combination of Ultrinium™ 732 fluid for small diameter cables or Ultrinium™ 733 fluid for large diameter cable, which are not flammable and the SPR paradigm provides the lowest risk and the highest reliability performance. The hazard classification chart below provides a taxonomy of 39 hazards associated with injection. Of these 39 hazards 30 are non-trivial. Trivial risks are 9 of the 39 identified risks where both the equipment risk values and the personnel risk values are less than $1. The 30 non-trivial risks are plotted for the two paradigms in the Injection Hazard Ranking graph. There are at least two significant conclusions from this analysis. First, utilizing the “sustained pressure; not flammable fluid” paradigm eliminates entire classes of risks. The 30 non-trivial risks of the “unsustained pressure; flammable fluid” paradigm are reduced to 18. Second, the 18 remaining non-trivial risks of the “sustained pressure; not flammable fluid” paradigm are reduced by substantial factors over the earlier approach in all but three cases. For those remaining three cases the risks are essentially identical.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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