Aluminum alloy cable will continue to increase in China
[Cable News] Aluminum alloy cable has always been a hot topic in the industry, and the market has become increasingly popular, especially with the strong support of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. With the formulation and introduction of standards, aluminum alloy cable will usher in spring development.
In recent years, the amount of copper used for cables has increased year by year. In 2012, the annual copper consumption of China's cable industry exceeded 5 million tons, accounting for more than 60% of domestic copper consumption. Due to the relative lack of copper resources in China, copper prices are relatively high. Therefore, "copper to aluminum" has become a hot spot in the industry in recent years.
Gong Xinming, CTC Asia’s chief technical advisor, stated at the 2013 global wire and cable annual meeting that the social value and economic value of aluminum-based copper is huge. Compared with copper, China's aluminum resources are much richer and the price is much lower. Moreover, if the aluminum is more conductive than copper in terms of the same weight, the electrical conductivity of 1 ton of aluminum is approximately equal to 2 tons of copper. If the aluminum-to-copper manufacturing of cables is adopted, the production cost of cable companies will be much less.
The director of Zhongtian Technology Special Wire Research Institute and chief engineer of Shanghai Zhongtian Aluminum Wire Co., Ltd. Yu Weiren stated at the second Asian high-end wire and cable summit that the National Grid deployed energy-saving lead pilot programs. In 2012, the State Grid Infrastructure Department chose Thirty pilot projects will reduce transmission losses, save operation and maintenance costs, and have a comprehensive effect. In 2013, the State Grid Infrastructure Department will select 450 projects to conduct pilot projects. In 2014, aluminum alloy conductors will fully replace ordinary ACSRs.
“The concept of aluminum alloy cable has gradually been accepted by the domestic market in recent years and the market usage has grown rapidly. It can be predicted that the application of aluminum alloy cable in China will continue to rise,” wrote Liu Bin of the Shanghai Cable Research Institute in a recent article.
Huang Chongji, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering who has served the cable industry for more than 60 years, is a famous expert in the field of non-ferrous metals in China. In recent years, he has been promoting aluminum conductor cables in China. He said: "At present, the use of aluminum conductor cables has become a major trend in the world. There are many countries practicing this aspect and our country should try."
“The use of aluminum alloy cables as cores has been used for more than 40 years in Western developed countries, and has been used in a wide range of applications such as distribution of low-voltage buildings, structures, and ancillary facilities. With the development of technology and technology, aluminum alloy cable technology has gradually Mature, its development and application will become a trend.” On December 12, Zhang Rongzheng, Director of the Heavy Equipment Division of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Department, said at the second China (Wuhu) Wire & Cable Expo and Product Quality Summit.
On December 20, the Department of Raw Materials Industry of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association jointly held the “Seminar on the Application of Aluminum in Power Industry Expansion” in Beijing. The delegates unanimously suggested that the State should establish a working mechanism for the promotion of aluminum materials, constantly improve the relevant standards system, strengthen market supervision, and regulate the supporting industries downstream of the cable industry. In particular, it is necessary to increase the propaganda of “aluminum section copper” and the application of new products. Policy support, encourage the use of aluminum products in related power engineering projects, increase market development and development, and steadily promote the application of aluminum in the power industry.
Officials of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology indicated that cables using aluminum alloy as the core wire can be used in large quantities in low-voltage buildings, structures, and supporting facilities. Due to the relative lack of copper resources in China and the high price of copper, copper is replaced by aluminum. With the development of new technologies and new technologies, especially with the development of aluminum-based copper application technology, the development and application of aluminum alloy cable technology will become a Trends.
With the surging tide of aluminum alloy cables, many companies have invested in research and development, and good news continues to come. Far East cable aluminum alloy conductor power cable, Anhui Pacific cable rare earth aluminum alloy power cable, Jiangsu Zhongchen cable aluminum alloy conductor fireproof environmental protection power cable, Hebei Yixin cable company rare earth high iron iron alloy cable...
Academician Lei Qingquan of the Chinese Academy of Engineering expressed support for the R&D of enterprises. He said: “In the future cable market, the application of aluminum alloy cables will become more and more extensive, and replacing copper core cables will become an inevitable trend.”
Chen Quanxun, the counselor of the State Council and president of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, said that this is a material revolution in non-ferrous metals.
When the pace of urbanization is accelerating, when “aluminum section copper” has become a national strategy, the aluminum conductor cable that has been “hidden” in the past has finally begun to boldly “clause” with copper conductor cables. In recent years, the concept of aluminum alloy cable has gradually been accepted by the domestic market, and the market usage has increased rapidly. It can be foreseen that the application of aluminum alloy cable will continue to increase in China, and aluminum alloy cable will soon open a brand new cable era.
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