Title: Workshop on Copper vs. Aluminum Connectors
Dates: Wednesday October 08 2014
Location: Sheraton New Orleans; New Orleans, LA
Event Name: October 2014 Committee Week
A Workshop on Copper vs. Aluminum Connectors will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Sponsored by ASTM Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys, the workshop will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee.
Presenters: David T. Brenner, National Program Manager, Electrical Applications, Copper Development Association, Inc. and James Michel, Manager, Technical Services, Copper Development Association, Inc.
A research study on the title topic was recently conducted at Powertech Labs, a part of BC Hydro. The study compared aluminum wiring systems with copper wiring systems. The aluminum was prepared in several different ways: with and without wire brushing; with and without oxide inhibitor. The copper samples had no preparation. Both were tested at various connector torque values to a recognized IEC test. The study, which will be described in more detail, found a 100% failure rate among the aluminum samples with mechanical connectors, irrespective of preparation or torqueing. The copper conductor connected to copper connectors had zero failures.
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