ACCS-Sens is an advanced version of ACCS – the carbon fiber conductor designed for large-scale applications worldwide – that includes a technology for the monitoring of the composite core integrity.
ACCS-Sens has successfully passed countless type tests, even combined with the appropriate compression clamps, gathering the interest of many TSO (Transmission System Operator) about the use of this innovative conductor in particular line conditions, allowing De Angeli Prodotti to obtain contracts for thousands of km.
ACCS-Sens has a core formed by one composite element in thermo-resistant carbon fiber, covered by a tape and protected by an extruded aluminum tube that makes it resistant to the external agents.The external conductive component is composed of several layers of wires of various geometries in Thermal Aluminium Alloy (Al-Zr).
The strength of ACCS-Sens has the insertion of optical fibers in direct contact with the carbon core, which allow to monitor the integrity of the core during the production and the installation phases, to prevent the conductor from being damaged.
De Angeli Prodotti can support a correct execution of all installation activities with training and supervision, thanks to its know-how and experience.
The special structure of ACCS-Sens allows to achieve excellent performances in terms of transmission capacity (Ampacity + 100%), strength (Tensile Strength + 20%) and lightness (Core Weight – 50%) compared to a standard ACSR conductor.
ACCS-Sens guarantees the end user that the conductor is produced and installed correctly.