Accession Number:

AD0646545

Title:

UNDERWATER DEGRADATION OF POLYETHYLENE FOR WIRE INSULATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO LTD YOKOHAMA (JAPAN) MATERIAL LAB

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Underwater degradation of polyethylene insulation is initiated with oxidation caused by oxygen dissolved in the water and then is propagated with the growth of cracks caused by water permeation. And to prevent degradation of polyethylene insulated wire, especially for underwater use, it is believed desirable to use a wire which consists of a tin-plated conductor and a coating of polyethylene, crosslinked if possible, containing optimum antioxidant and minimum internal stresses.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE