Re-Gel – Re-Enterable Encapsulant

A high dielectric, non-urethane, re-enterable encapsulant based on advanced polymer technology. Re-Gel forms a moisture-proof encapsulation for use in medium-voltage power distribution applications and can be used with either insulated conductors or bare connections where moisture must be excluded. Complete removal of encapsulant from a splice is not necessary upon re-entry, since new material will completely bond to existing cured encapsulant. It offers superior adhesive properties when bonding to conductor insulation. Re-Gel is intended to replace pitches, petroleums, mineral, or silicone oils in splices, termination chambers for network transformers, and potheads. One year shelf life.

Caution: When using Re-Gel in termination chambers or 3 phase potheads, the chambers must be thoroughly cleaned using only Denatured Alcohol. Using any other chemicals other than Denatured Alcohol could lead to serious damages as a result.

Re-Gel has a distinct advantage over the current splice filling compounds because there is no need for the compound to be heated to a liquid state in order to be poured into the splice or equipment. Also, there is no need to pour Re-Gel in stages to minimize the formation of air voids, saving several man hours per splice. With Re-Gel, there is no measurable expansion or contraction of the material over the entire temperature operating range of the cable. The use of Re-Gel in termination chambers and potheads has the distinct advantage over insulating oils in that, once the material has gelled, it will not leak out of the chamber if there is a failure of the gasket materials. Equipment maintenance is also enhanced since gasket failure will not require immediate de-energizing of the equipment to remove any remaining insulating oil, replace the gasket, and reinstall the oil. Re-Gel is non-flammable, therefore it is an excellent choice for termination chambers. The Re-Gel 10 Gallon kit can only be installed with Re-Gel Mixing Pump (79481). Re-Gel Mixing Pump (79481) comes with 12 Static Mixers (79509).

Applications

Re-Gel can be used in:

  • Single Splices
  • Y Splices
  • Potheads
  • Transition Splices
  • Mining Cables and Splices
  • Termination Chamber on Network Transformer
  • Applications Where Moisture Must Be Excluded
Product Number Container Ordering UOM Units/Case Case Weight Case Size
79474QuartCase126 lbs12.25" L x 12.25" W x 12.25" H
79481Mixing PumpEach155 lbsPallet
7948210 Gallon KitCase190 lbsPallet
79487GallonCase110 lbsGallon
79509Static MixerEach11 lb14.25" L x 6.5" W x 4.75" H
Gel time 10-20 minutes Save several man hours per splice
No leaking from transformer termination chambers No outages and no failures
Safe to employees No fumes or employee burns
Compatible with cable construction No damage to paper or tape