6 September 2016

Special low temperature power cables for Concordia research station on the Antarctic Plateau

Novacavi recently applied its experience in engineering cables for extreme temperatures and environmental conditions in conceiving special low temperature power cables for Concordia Station, the permanent and all-year research station on the Antarctic Plateau.

This French-Italian research facility located on one of the coldest places on Earth needed a customized cable solution securely operating under freezing conditions ranging from -85°C in Winter to -25°C in Summer.

Novacavi has conceived 2 different multi core power cable configurations, one flexible in PFA and another flexible one in Silicone rubber to meet the extremely demanding low-temperature requirements of this Antarctic technical unit related activities.

“We are proud to support, with our cable expertise, the Technical Unit for Antarctica of ENEA (the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) in charge of the logistics for the scientific researches in Antarctica, carried out by PNRA (Italian Antarctic Programme for Research)”

says the company.