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CTC Global Launches New ACCC InfoCore™ System
 
In response to CTC Global’s Utility Customers asking for a fast, accurate and simple-to-use method for confirming post-installation integrity of their ACCC ® Conductor installations, CTC Global developed and is now delivering the ACCC InfoCore™ System. The ACCC InfoCore™ System uses optical fibers embedded into the ACCC ® Conductor’s Core along with an emitter, detector and control / recording device.
 
The ACCC InfoCore™ System reduces real-world conductor installation risk experienced by utilities, contractors and lineman across the globe. These dedicated professionals know that even with the best tools, equipment and field conditions, mistakes can happen.

By using a proprietary infrared light system, special fibers in the core, and a robust data-capture and recording protocol, the ACCC InfoCore™ System can confirm the integrity of the conductor in minutes. While not mandatory, this capability serves to improve reliability and confidence. The system is capable of confirming very long continuous spans and is currently being utilized globally.
 
The process begins by accessing the ACCC ® Conductor at each end, prepping the core ends using tools provided in the ACCC InfoCore™ Verification Kit and sending light signals through the conductor core using a light emitter, detector and controller / recording device.
 
  • Prepping tool used on both ends of the section or reel.
  • The emitter is attached to one end of the ACCC Conductor.
  • The detector is attached to the other end.
  • The controller (on the ground) operates the system, records the results and sends results to Cloud database.
 
CTC Global’s ACCC InfoCore™ System makes confirming successful conductor installation safe, simple and fast. Alternate methods include CT Scan, X-Ray inspection, and Magnetic Pulse Technology, but these devices are very slow and expensive.
 
The ACCC InfoCore™ System is commercially available and has been deployed to a number of sites worldwide. It is noteworthy that there is no performance difference between ACCC ® Conductor and ACCC InfoCore™ Conductor. ACCC InfoCore™ Field Verification Kits are easy to use, and available through CTC Global’s Master Installers network. For more information please contact CTC Global or email: info@ctcglobal.com
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ELIA Deploys New ACCC InfoCore™ System
 
An Elia reconductoring project, with an unusual number of dead-ends for such a line, has proved a perfect opportunity for the use of CTC Global’s new ACCC InfoCore™ System to verify conductor integrity.
 
The Project
 
Elia was required to enhance transmission capacity to cater to Crystal Computing's requirements near Mons, Belgium. As part of this, the existing twin-circuit 150 kV line required upgrading and rerouting. This included the removal of one tower and the installation of two new towers to take the line around the site, back onto an existing pathway and into a substation.
 
To increase transmission capacity, Elia chose ACCC ® Glasgow size ACCC Conductor, replacing the original AMS 153 , thus increasing capacity by 130 MVA. From an early stage, Elia, together with CTC Global and its manufacturing partner Lamifil, coordinated the implementation of CTC Global’s InfoCore™ System throughout the manufacturing, delivery and installation process.
 
“As we had to be able to recommission the line every night after reconductoring work, there was no room for delay,” advised Joachim Verstraeten, Elia’s Project Leader. “The rigging crew quickly learned how to prepare the conductor for the application of this technology and we have been very reassured by the daily reports we have been receiving on conductor integrity.”
 
The Result

In addition to the on-site inspection of the 7 delivery drums after arrival, a total of 17 confirmations had been undertaken by mid-March 2020, all of which recorded a pass. “CTC Global’s established procedures   were followed on-site with a good outcome until operations were temporarily suspended by COVID-19,” stated Eric Johnson, CTC Global’s Vice President Field Services. “The inspection results have been stored in the project database, as they will be for all such future projects.”
 
“The ACCC InfoCore™ System is already making a significant contribution towards future ACCC Conductor installation assurance for our European clients,” added Peter Hughes, CTC Global’s VP Europe. “This routine procedure, pioneered by CTC Global, is being extensively deployed in Europe in the coming months and we look forward to engaging with our client base about its wider application.”
CTC Global Announcement Regarding Coronavirus
 
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CTC Global has taken several steps to protect its employees, and to operate its business in a safe, responsible manner. 
 
CTC is working closely with its suppliers, manufacturing partners and the broader community to continue meeting customer needs during this challenging situation. 
 
CTC Global’s people are available to address details of near-term deliveries, to process orders and to support present and future technical and commercial needs. 
 
Please let us know how we can help and stay well!    
ACCC Conductor is currently reducing CO 2 emissions by over 2.6 million metric tons per year - the equivalent of removing 600,000 cars from the road
CTC Global's Conductor Comparison Program CCP™ Software is Available Online

CTC Global is pleased to announce that our highly regarded Conductor Comparison Program (CCP™) software is now available online. The new web-based version has all the features found in the Excel version, which has been replaced and will no longer be supported. The new version is designed to make it easier to use, and it also has some new features. Having CCP online will make it easier to keep it up-to-date with new wire files and other data, and to add improvements as they are made. Users will always know they have the current version every time they log in. CCP is also compatible with tablets.

Registration to use CCP requires only a valid email address and password. Users may also use CCP as a guest however, saving and export features are only available to registered users.

Thank you for using our CCP. We welcome your feedback. For technical support, please contact ccphelp@ctcglobal.com
Looking for ACCC ® Conductor Hardware?
Check out our Supplier Parts Database

CTC Global added a new Hardware Supplier Parts Database to our website. The database will help you find all of the hardware components you need to install ACCC ® Conductor. The database shows which hardware manufacturers offer the parts you might need in your particular region while offering many options. 
If you need any additional support please contact info@ctcglobal.com
Free Engineering Manual
 
To help Transmission and Distribution planners, engineers, policy makers, grid operators, technicians and others take full advantage of the ACCC ® Conductor's attributes, CTC Global has published a 250 page Engineering Manual.
 
It offers a very comprehensive set of design guidelines, case studies, figures and facts about conductors and composite materials, and includes links to additional resources and FAQ's
 
To download an electronic version please click: CTC Global Resources
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In addition to our monthly newsletter and social media posts, CTC Global also posts articles on the Company's BLOG SITE . If you haven't checked it out, please do when you have free time. You will find an interesting array of project details, industry trends and efficiency discussions and much more. We also do our best to respond to posted comments.
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We hope you find our monthly newsletter informative, but realize you may not have time to read 1,000 e-mails every week. If you'd like to only receive periodic announcements about major CTC Global and ACCC® Conductor activities please consider following us on LinkedIn. To access our LinkedIn page please click: CTC Global LinkedIn  
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As most of you know, CTC Global has completed well over 750 ACCC ® Conductor projects in more than 50 countries with the help of several authorized conductor and hardware manufacturing partners along with many great installation crews and contractors.
 
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ACCC ® Conductor is an internationally patented and trademark registered product of CTC Global Corporation. The ACCC Conductor is manufactured in association with more than two dozen qualified and licensed international stranding partners. If you are interested in the ACCC Conductor, please contact CTC Global to make sure your supplier is authorized to produce and deliver ACCC Conductor in your area. Thank You. 
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