XLPE has many qualities which make it extremely useful for cable insulation. It is flexible permitting smaller bending radius for the cables. It is light weight and water proof. It is also tough which minimizes the need for armouring.
XLPE cables are available for a wide range of voltage ranges from 600V to 154kV.
It is easier to handle and store compared to cables with paper insulation or lead insulation.
They are relatively maintenance free and have simple terminating and jointing procedures.
Some of the other features of XLPE are
- It has a high softening temperature
- It resists aging
- It is light
- It has resistance against stress cracking.