Aluminum Conductor Steel Supported
Conductor manufactured with
- external layers of annealed aluminum wires (round, trapezoidal or Z shaped compositions) and
- an internal core of special steel providing high tensile strength, which depending on the final UTS to be reached can be HS, EHS, UHS, Mischmetal or Aluminum Clad Steel.
These conductors allow
- doubling the existing ampacity of the OHL and
- provide reduced sag, even when operating at up to 250°C compared to standard conductors.
Nexans has provided thousands of kilometers of various crosssections of ACSS to European and North-American Transmission System Operators (TSOs) to increase the reliability and the security of refurbished lines.