factors can contribute to cable failures including voids,
cracks, irregularities and improper bend radii, poor support
means, environmental instabilities and installation difficulties.
These problems can cause partial discharges that lead to
Utilization of the IQ Program can enhance cable reliability
by detecting these imperfections before complete failure
apparent cable installation defect was concealed with electrical
tape. However, the defect was detected with the standard
equipment available from IQ Services, thus preventing the facility
owner from future reliability difficulties.