ACCC Composite Core

CTC Global’s ACCC composite core consists of high-strength carbon and glass fibers embedded in a toughened thermoset epoxy resin matrix. The composite core is manufactured to aerospace quality specifications using a continuous pultrusion process developed by highly skilled pultrusion experts. The ACCC conductor’s composite core offers a strength to weight ratio approximately six times better than steel, with a coefficient of thermal expansion about ten times lower. The composite core is also impervious to corrosion and cyclic load fatigue. CTC Global ACCC conductor cores are currently available in 310 and 375 ksi tensile strengths. The higher strength version – referred to as ULS – also offers a higher modulus to accommodate longer spans and extreme ice loads. For comparison, extra high strength steel is rated at 285 ksi, but is approximately 70 percent heavier than the ACCC composite core.

PGCB Completes 3rd ACCC Conductor Installation in Bangladesh

Supported by contractor EPC- HG POWER TRANSMISSION SDN. BHD, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh completed its 3rd ACCC Conductor...

Single-Strand vs. Multi-Strand Comparison

CTC Global is pleased to see other manufacturers acknowledge the value of carbon fiber composites in bare overhead conductor designs. The...

Why ACCC Conductors Are Ideally Suited For Long Span Applications

Initially deployed in 2005, the ACCC conductor has become the dominate technology for transmission and sub-transmission projects where...

YPF Completes New 132 kV Wind Farm Tie Line Using ACCC Conductor in Argentina

Earlier this month YPF completed their Manantiales Behr 132 kV wind farm tie line to the 500 kV grid network. The newly completed project...

CTC Global and IMSA Host ACCC Conductor Workshop in South America

CTC Global and IMSA held an ACCC Conductor workshop last month to cover all aspects of the high-performance, energy-efficient ACCC...
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