LoviSil® straight through splices for Cape Verde

In October 2014, a LoviSil® training course was provided for 11 splicer from a national utility  and its  contractor. Cape Verde suffers from many electricity problems. Significant quantities of moisture in the cables lead to quite a high number of power failures, causing dissatisfaction among end users. The longest failure measured so far lasted 30 hours.

Reliable solution

Our LoviSil® straight through splices have been chosen to help improve and upgrade the energy infrastructure of the three islands of Sal, Boa Vista and São Vicente. These splices are based on the liquid silicone technique and are particularly effective in damp environments. When the liquid silicone comes into contact with moisture or even humid air, a very flexible and insulating rubber is formed. In this way, a seal is created that prevents further ingress of moisture. A quick delivery time and high reliability of both product and supply  played an important role in the client’s decision.

Successful training course

Splicer benefitted from a two day training course based on the new LoviSil® technology. The course covered both theory of liquid silicone techniques and installation procedures. The course was given by Export Manager Dennis Jansen, and took place in the field. All the splicer are enthusiastic about the technique and how quick and easy it is to install. Nearly 100 LoviSil® straight through splices have since been installed in the network. If the splicer have their way, our LoviSil® splice will be used more and more in the fight against power failures.

Interesting facts

  • Liquid silicone straight through splices extremely suitable for 'wet' areas