Wire means Solid conductor or Insulated conductor which has strength and with cover or without cover and Cable means Insulated conductor (Solid or Strended) or two more than insulated conductor are kept together in insulated layer.
These are made out of high strength Aluminium-Magnesium-Silicon alloy. As compared to conventional ACSR, AAAC are of lighter weight, comparable strength & current carrying capacity, lower electrical losses and superior corrosion resistance. This has given AAAC a wide acceptance in the distribution and transmission lines. This conductor has a minimum conductivity of 52.5% IACS.
The conductor made from aluminium alloys is suitable in urban areas as they provide better tensile strength and conductivity.AAAC exhibits excellent corrosion resistance especially in coastal and polluted industrial areas due to absence of steel core.
The wires and cables market in India comprises nearly 40% of the electrical industry.As aluminium is set for the largest annual demand increase among industrial metals with copper replacement in wire and cables as one of the key drivers, the low-cost metal is expected to replace at least 20 percent of copper usage in the near-term.According to industry experts, it is expected to double in size in the next five years. The market is growing at a CAGR of 15% as a result of growth in the power and infrastructure segments.As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur with manufacturing of good quality of product.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
• Anamika Conductors Pvt. Ltd.
• Arfin India Ltd.
• Bindawala Cables & Conductors Ltd.
• Hind AluminiumInds. Ltd.
• Lumino Industries Ltd.
• Sun Industries Ltd.
• TirupatiAluminium Ltd.
• Vedanta Ltd.