Peroxide XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulation compound is a type of material used in medium voltage (MV) cables with a voltage range of up to 35kV. It is produced by a peroxide cross-linking process, which involves adding a cross-linking agent to the base polymer material to create a thermoset material with improved mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties.
The 101B Silane XLPE compound of Sioplas method is another type of XLPE insulation compound used in MV cables. It is produced by the Sioplas process, which involves the addition of a silane compound to the polymer material to create a thermoplastic material. This process results in improved electrical properties, such as increased resistance to electrical breakdown.
Both types of XLPE insulation compound offer improved performance over traditional PVC insulation, including better electrical properties, increased thermal resistance, and improved resistance to abrasion and chemicals. The choice between the two will depend on specific application requirements and considerations such as cost and availability.