Moscow, November 26. The Aluminium Association and Moskabelmet held an information press tour on the Prospects of Aluminium Wiring. Federal mass media, specialised industrial mass media, leading bloggers, and experts of the aluminium industry and cable & conductor industry participated in the event.
The key subject of the tour was presenting the advanced wiring with electric conductor made of 8 series aluminium alloy. This alloy was developed by domestic experts of UC RUSAL and intended, among other things, for the application in housing construction. Main characteristics of the aluminium cable, such as improved plasticity properties and higher resistance of the aluminium shell to electrochemical corrosion and stray currents, were presented during the tour. As mentioned during the presentation, the new cables fully correspond to copper conductor cables, including fire characteristics, which is confirmed by relevant certificates. Due to using advanced insulation materials, there is almost no risk of fires. The fire safety is also increased by the fact that there are no counterfeit aluminium cables in the market — currently, the market has a high share of counterfeit copper cables and using cables with 8 series alloy conductors excludes lesser conductor diameter and, consequently, overheating and potential ignition.
An important advantage of the aluminium cable is its lower cost — using 8 series alloy cables in the construction of one house with a height of 27 floors provides savings of up to RUB 6 mln to construction companies.
The press tour also included a visit to the production facilities of Moskabel-TsvetMet and Moskabel Plant, where the participants saw the full cable creation chain — from the production of electric conductors from aluminium alloy wire rod to the application of insulation coating. The event was attended by Pavel Moryakov, CEO of Moskabelmet Group, Andrey Klyuev, CEO of Design Institute No 2 of Glavstroy Corporation, Alexander Gusev, CEO of RusKabel Media Holding, and Ilya Kulikov, Head of the Project Group for Consumption Development in the Power and Cable Industry of UC RUSAL.