Joint LA / Orange County SAMPE Meeting Notice
Tues., March 26th, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Presentation by Dave Bryant - CTC Global, Irvine, CA
Topic - Composite Methods - How to Save an Industry
CTC Global, based in Irvine, California, produces the carbon and glass fiber core used in their patented ACCC® conductors. The core is produced at their Irvine facility and shipped to one of 25 licensed conductor manufacturers, worldwide, who then sell the finished conductor to utilities and industrial customers. The ACCC core is also produced in China and Indonesia at JV operations to serve local demand. In addition to core production facilities in Irvine, CTC Global also has an R&D Center, various physical, chemical, and QA/QC labs and other business operations. CTC Global is currently a privately held Delaware Corporation with approximately 250 employees in Irvine.
The ACCC Conductor consists of a carbon and glass fiber pultruded core embedded in a high temperature, toughened thermoset epoxy resin that offers very high strength (310 to 375 ksi), light weight and a very low coefficient of thermal expansion. The light weight allows the incorporation of 28% more conductive aluminum without a weight or diameter penalty. The added aluminum content serves to increase conductor ampacity and reduce electrical line losses, which reduces fuel consumption and associated emissions, while also freeing up generation capacity otherwise wasted. The low coefficient of thermal expansion reduces line sag which can improve reliability, reduce the risk of short circuits and fires, and maintain safe clearances to underbuilt structures.
Dave Bryant was a co-developer of CTC Global’s patented ACCC® composite core conductor and ancillary hardware components, that have been used to upgrade over 650 highvoltage electrical transmission lines in more than 50 countries. Dave started his carrier in composites in 1979 when he founded Dynacraft Engineering, a developer of ballistic resistant laminates used in armored vehicles. Later, Dave founded American Structural Composites, a company that built modular homes using fiberglass skins and extruded plastic connectors. Dave joined CTC during its inception in 2003.
CTC Global, 2026 McGaw Ave., Irvine, CA 92614
Plenty of free parking in front of 2026 and 2010 McGaw Avenue, Irvine, CA