Electrical Distribution & Transmission
Research and development is being accelerated for applications of Bourque’s Kryron Carbon Nanotube Metal Matrix Composite (CNT-MMC) aluminum alloy in new power grid conductor lines and connectors. Initial laboratory testing has shown enhanced qualities important to the industry:
- Increased conductivity
- Low transmission loss
- High strength-to-weight ratio
- Lower thermal expansion for less sag at high temperatures
Applications are under research and development using the new alloys in cable, wire, connectors and other components that could have a dramatic effect in creating new reliable and cost-efficient electric distribution and transmission systems. Whether building new or renovating existing facilities, the scope of these projects demand state-of-the-art products and materials due to their long-term nature and need for sustainable performance. The use of Kryron CNT-MMC Alloys has the potential of providing these game-changing results for large scale utility projects.
Higher Capacity & Lower Cost
The increased conductivity, high strength and ability to dissipate heat of Kryron CNT-MMC aluminum alloy are core qualities important to the electric transmission and distribution industry. The need for modernization of existing lines and the development of new systems have put a premium on the development of new conductor and connectors that can meet or exceed new regulatory standards being put in place throughout the world.
- Increased capacity when compared to steel core or aluminum core conductors
- Utilizes existing towers by not exceeding mechanical or clearance limits
- Upgraded lines do not alter transmission line footprints, structural height, or line appearance
- Simplifies a lengthy, complicated and expensive permitting process