Bourque, Sichuan Aerospace partner on power lines
SATBI has a full production equipment line in place and would be the initial production location for Kryron HPTC if successfully developed
Tucson, Ariz., November 5, 2012 — Bourque Industries has begun partnership negotiations with Sichuan Aerospace Tuoxin Basalt Industrial Co. aimed at creating a partnership to develop, produce and distribute a Kryron-based high power transmission cable (KryronHPTC).
SATBI has a full production equipment line in place and would be the initial production location for Kryron HPTC if successfully developed.
Plans for later production facilities in the U.S. are part of the ongoing negotiations, assuming development is successful. The Kryron HPTC under development is anticipated 50 percent lighter than existing HPTC so twice as much capacity could potentially be placed on each existing tower. This could solve tens of thousands of power transmission bottlenecks and create a much lower cost of expanding network capabilities for power companies.
Bourque and his team believe that its Kryron HPTC, once developed and commercially tested, may prove to be the most efficient form of power transport on the market, because of an anticipated ability to hold the current within the wires.
The basalt core of the Kryron HPTC cable is projected to be 10 times stronger than steel, non-conductive, not to oxidize, and non-corrosive. The Kryron HPTC may have a life span of as much as 30 years, which would be a large multiple of the current life spans of HPTC lines.