Cold Shrink Splices & Cable Jointer Training

Published 29 Aug 2018

Cold Shrink Splices

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    Words : Chris Dodds - Thorne & Derrick Sales & Marketing Manager

Cold Shrink

The dependability of any proprietary brand of Joint or Termination is dependent upon the skill and competence of the Splicer and ultimately the standard of the Splicer Training provided to that Splicer. Bad pun klaxon……this is a simple fact of Splice.

Since their introduction in the 1970’s, 3M Cold Shrink products, including cable splices and terminations, document exceptional field service history – BUT this failure rate is only as exceptional as those Splicers installing them.

Splicers specialising in the jointing and terminating of MV HV cables require initial work experience, on-the-job mentoring, training and often formal vocational education – training continues throughout the lifetime of the career of a Splicer as new methods and working practices evolve against the backdrop of changes to the types of cable being used.

Our dynamic Splicers with their nerves of steel and the concentration powers of a chess Grandmaster must maintain a steady hand and focussed mind when working their cables – whether strong-arming a PILC cross in a muddy hole knee deep in brown squelch or performing a high-wire terminator act out the back end of a Bucket Truck.

Anyway, here goes those jaw-drop 3M stats  🙂 :

  • Low failure rates*
    – 0.067% for Cold Shrink Cable Splices
    – 0.022% for Cold Shrink Cable Terminations

*Data based upon U.S. failure data of U.S. manufactured 3M Cold Shrink Medium Voltage Cable Accessories between 2009 and 2012.

Cable Splices

Here, the trainee Splicers are shown the installation procedure for cable splicing of medium voltage PILC (Paper Insulated Lead Covered) cables – the Cold Shrink cable splice body is positioned on the cable following the preparation of the cable using appropriate jointing tools and prior to the installation of the mechanical shearbolt connectors.

Cold Shrink Splices

Cable Type: MV Medium Voltage PILC 3 Core 15kV Manufactured by CME Wire & Cable.

QS4 Splices & QTIII Terminations

Listen, before the phone calls start these Videos are NOT for Training purposes – so to all the You Tube Jointers watching out there, get real and get trained.

Better still become Competent. Then train some more. Stay Competent. Achieve Manufacturers Certifications – go get trained by Nexans Euromold, Pfisterer and 3M.

Choose your UK Jointer Training Centre with care, especially Live Cable Jointers Courses.

Let’s protect and preserve the reputation of the beautiful Craft of Splicing – like Andy O’ Malley says “build it like you own it.”

Take Pride but above all Take Care. Enjoy the Movies!

This Video demonstrates the installation of their 3M Cold Shrink Cable Termination QT III for terminating MV-HV Cables with tape shields.

3M pioneered and innovated Cold Shrink tubing and technology in the 1970’s and since then their products have secured global utility approvals: https://www.powerandcables.com/cold-s… 3M Cold Shrink Cable Joint QS4 – MV HV JCN CablesThorne & Derrick International, based in the UK, are Main Distributors for 3M Electrical products – further info: https://www.powerandcables.com/manufa…

This Video demonstrates the installation of their 3M Cold Shrink Cable Joint QS4 for jointing MV-HV JCN Cables.

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This Video demonstrates the installation of their 3M Cold Shrink Cable Joint QS4 for jointing MV-HV JCN Cables.

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