How To Abandon Cables Using 3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment Kits CSCAK

Published 01 Aug 2017

How To Abandon Cables

A series of How-To videos for repairing, jointing and terminating cables using 3M Cold Shrink & Scotchcast products.

  • uploaded by Chris Dodds - Thorne & Derrick Sales & Marketing Manager

How To Abandon Cables

Low Voltage Polymeric Cables up to 3.3kV

This video by 3M Electrical shows how to abandon cables safely using 3M CSCAK Cable Abandonment Kits.

3M CSCAK cold shrink cable abandonment kits are used to temporarily or permanently seal power, control and instrumentation cables – especially the abandonment of redundant or decommissioned low voltage offshore, marine and shipwiring power, control and instrumentation cables.

3M CSCAK kits are complete with all components to provide temporary or permanent abandonment of cables – this ensures cables are safe even if re-energised using cold shrink end caps and pre-stretched tubes.

The 3M Electrical video explains how cables are effectively short circuited using 3M Scotch Electrical Tapes and earthing products, including Scotch 24 and constant force springs.

The 3M Electrical video also shows the “live memory” action of Cold Shrink providing reliable and durable cable end seals without need for “hot working” permits in potentially explosive atmospheres or hazardous area zones located onshore and offshore.

3M Cold Shrink

Cold Shrink – invented by 3M over 40 years ago and now the preferred technology for heat-free jointing, terminating, sealing and abandonment of LV HV cables

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We hope you find this video informative and educational, contact T&D for technical support, quotations and stock availability for 3M Cable Abandonment Kits.

Cable Abandonment Kit Selection Table

Should you require support about selecting the correct cable abandonment kit from the 3M Cold Shrink product range for use with low, medium or high voltage cables please contact us – a complete range of Cold Shrink cable joints and terminations is available for MV-HV cables, including 11kV/33kV.

Where additional mechanical protection for connecting underground power cables in cable trench is required we can recommend Scotchcast cable joints with resin encapsulation to resist impact damage during backfill or future excavation and digging works.

For jointing cables in hazardous area locations go to our Blog about ATEX cable joints utilising advanced specification Scotchcast resins to provide a hydro carbon resistant joint or repair to damaged or extended cable circuits.

➡ Cable Abandonment For HV Cables Including 11kV 33kV High Voltages

3M Part Number Power Cables 600/1000V 3.3kV Instrumentation Cables
Overall Cable Diameter Number of Pairs
3M CSCAK/1 12 – 18mm Up to 5
3M CSCAK/2 18 – 25mm Up to 10
3M CSCAK/3 25 – 42mm Up to 20
3M CSCAK/4 42 – 55mm n/a
3M CSCAK/5 56 – 81mm n/a
Cable Abandonment

Cable Abandonment Using Cold Shrink

➡ Visit 3M Electrical for further information about 3M cable joints, terminations, tapes and insulation to seal, repair, splice and connect LV MV HV cables.

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