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The Case for Aluminium Cable Usage in 1-kV Networks in Nigeria with Emphasis on Public Awareness

Abdulkareem, Ademola and Awelewa, A. A. and Dike, Ike U. (2013) The Case for Aluminium Cable Usage in 1-kV Networks in Nigeria with Emphasis on Public Awareness. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT) , 2 (8). pp. 2764-2769. ISSN 2278-0181

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This paper presents the needed analysis for the use of Aluminium conductors as an alternative to the use of copper in 1-kV armoured and non-armoured cable network applications in Nigeria. The study revealed that over the years, copper cables have dominated the Nigeria cable market, except for bare Aluminium conductors (AOHL) and service cables (NAY and NAYY). The use of Aluminium as a conductor material has reached a great development due to its mechanical and electrical characteristics, in addition to the economic advantage over other metals used as conductors. The specification of its properties is expressed in the same units employed for other materials in order to appreciate its application as compared to other conductors. This paper carried out a rigorous comparison analysis on the price, weight and conductor’s minimum cross section to sustain the permissible current carrying capacity, allowable voltage drop and short circuit current for 4-cores armoured mains cables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1-kV armoured cable, Aluminium, Copper, Current Carrying Capacity
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 16:32
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 16:32

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