Peroxide XLPE insulation compound for MV cable 101a and Silane XLPE compound of Sioplas method are two different types of insulation compounds used for medium voltage (MV) cables.
Peroxide XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulation compound is produced by using peroxide as a cross-linking agent. It is known for its excellent electrical and thermal properties, high chemical resistance, and good processability. Peroxide XLPE insulation is widely used in MV cables, especially in high voltage applications.
Silane XLPE insulation compound, on the other hand, is produced by using a silane coupling agent and moisture-cure crosslinking process called Sioplas method. This insulation compound is also known for its good electrical and thermal properties, as well as its resistance to moisture, abrasion, and chemicals. Silane XLPE insulation is also commonly used in MV cables.
Both peroxide and silane XLPE insulation compounds are widely used in MV cables for their superior properties and performance. The choice between the two depends on the specific requirements of the application and the preferences of the manufacturer.