Cable Abandonment Kits – Using 3M Cold Shrink CSCAK Kits (Installation Guide + Video Demo)
Published 04 Feb 2019
uploaded by Chris Dodds - Thorne & Derrick Sales & Marketing Manager
Cable Abandonment Kits
Onshore & Offshore Power Cables
3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment Kits are suitable to abandon onshore and offshore polymeric (XLPE and EPR) insulated cables with lead sheath and steel wire armour or wire braid (galvanised steel, phosphur bronze or stainless steel) – this includes both single and multi-core unscreened power cables, 600/1000 volts up to 3.3kV.
3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment Kits (CSCAK) CSCAK1 – CSCAK5 accommodate cables 12 – 81mm outside diameter.
Cable abandonment kits are generally employed to abandon cables in the offshore, marine, petrochem, nuclear and power industries on decommissioning projects. Decommissioning projects in the oil and gas sector include a requirement to safely abandon offshore power, control and instrumentation cables – 3M CSCAK kits effectively “ground” the abandoned (redundant) cable circuit thereby avoiding potential electrocution shock to engineers caused by inadvertent future energisation.
3M CSCAK kits are specified for routine offshore cable maintenance and final platform cable decommissioning where topside, subsea and drill site cables must be abandoned.
Using Cable Abandonment Kits
3M Cable Abandonment Kits require no heat source to install – “cold-applied” – and are therefore suitable for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas with potential explosive atmospheres according to the ATEX Directive. No “hot-working” permits, no naked flames required.
Fig 1 : Prepare the cable as indicated below exposing the primary insulation, lead sheath, bedding, armour and cable oversheath – abraid the cable sheath and clean using suitable cable cleaning wipes for 50mm.
Fig 2 : Apply 3M 2228 Mastic Tape to seal the cable crutch over lead sheath and between the cable cores – 3M 2228 Scotch tape should overlap 5mm on to cable bedding or lead sheath (if applicable).
Fig 3 : Wrap 2 half lapped layers of 3M Scotch 24 Tape over the cable to be abandoned starting at the conductors up on to the cable armour – use binder wire over the conductors and lead sheath (where applicable) to ensure contact. Fit 3M Constant Force Spring over the Scotch 24 Tape and cable armour – if an earth is required this should be fixed between the Scotch 24 Tape and cable armour. Over tape the 3M Constant Force Spring with 2 layers of highly stretched 3M Scotch 23 Self Amalgamating Tape applied in the same direction as the spring. Continue up over the cable oversheath for 10mm.
Fig 4 : Where an earth braid is being used apply 1 layer of mastic strip around the cable sheath at given dimension, push braid into mastic and apply a second layer over the braid.
Fig 5 : Position the 3M Cold Shrink End Cap over the end of the cable as shown – shrink onto the cable by unwinding the core.
Fig 6 : Position the 3M Cold Shrink PST (Pre-Stretched Tube) over the cable to be abandoned – commencing 15mm on end of end cap shrink down the 3M Cold Shrink PST by unwinding core in an anti-clockwise direction.
Cable Abandonment Kit Selection Table
The following 3M CSCAK selection table is based upon low voltage power cable type according to BS5467 – XLPE insulated cables including aluminium wire armoured (AWA) single core cables and steel wire armoured (SWA) multicore cables, 600/1000 volts.
➡ Offshore Cables. Cable abandonment kits are available to suit halogen free (zero halogen), flame retardant, MUD resistant, heat resistant and fire resistant offshore and ship board power, control, instrumentation and lighting cables – including NEK606 (RFOU BFOU EPR TCWB) and BS6883/BS7917 (UKOOA) Cables.
|Cable Abandonment Kit||XLPE AWA Single Core||XLPE SWA 2 Core||XLPE SWA 3 Core||XLPE SWA 4 Core||3.3kV XLPE SWA Lead 3 Core|
3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment Kits CSCAK
➡ Watch the Video Demonstration produced by 3M Electrical:
LV Cable Joints (Low Voltage Cables)
Thorne & Derrick stock and distribute LV Joints in Cold Shrink, Heat Shrink or Resin Cast technologies – multicore and multi-pair cable joints are available for immediate backfill and energisation of Low Voltage power, control and instrumentation cables 600V/1000V 3.3kV.
Complete range of LV Cable Accessories ➡
- 3M CSCAK1 Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment 12 – 18mm Cables Size: 116.73 KB
- 3M CSCAK2 Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment 18 – 25mm Cables Size: 116.73 KB
- 3M CSCAK3 Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment 25 – 42mm Cables Size: 116.73 KB
- 3M CSCAK4 Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment 42 – 55mm Cables Size: 116.73 KB
- 3M CSCAK5 Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment 56 – 81mm Cables Size: 116.73 KB