The Hydrogel Purging System

The problem of redundant oil-filled cables.

Oil filled electricity cables have been put underground since about 1960 in the U.K. These cables can prove to be a logistical and environmental problem if left in the ground still full of insulation oil after decommissioning. The insulation oil may eventually leak from the cables and enter the surrounding land and water courses due to natural stress from ground movements, failure at the joint between two cables or third party damage (excavations, civil work etc).

Legislation now requires either the expensive removal of the redundant power cables or the removal of the insulation oil from the cables.

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Fast response oil, ink and chemical spill cleanup.

AES Cables have a division dedicated to rapid response emergency spill cleanup of all hazardous materials including ink, oil, chemical and solvents.

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