Lead Cable Jointing – Where Craftmanship Becomes Artistry

Published 11 Jun 2020

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

Andy O’ Malley is a world-class EHV Jointer with a skill set encompassing both traditional and modern cable splicing and jointing techniques. Andy is a rare breed – expertly Competent and comfortable jointing oil, gas or polymeric cables up to 420kV.

Ticketed by todays market leading manufacturers of EHV polymeric cable accessories such as 3M, JPS, ABB, Elastimold, LS Cables and Pfisterer while acknowledging a debt of gratititude to former BICC and Prysmian (Pirelli) Cable Jointers. A great jointer, a great guy.

“I’m nothing without my great crew and on transmission I owe everything to those whom have trained me – they know who they are. I have had a great team mate, thank you James Nicklin,” Andy comments.

In the following Blog, Andy demonstrates expert lead cable jointing skills.

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Tools Of The Trade

“Tools Of The Trade”

Top left: propane/gas torch (underneath plumbing/wiping pad). Andy makes his own pads (from a roll of moleskin).

Double burner (left side: oil tape pot, right hand side: hot pour compound bucket).

Bottom left to right: hammer, hack knife, small hack knife, lead scraper, small paper knife, knife (made by Andy), pipe to set cable cores, ladles, sweating pot and lowering hook (above ladles).

The tube next to the orange gas line is used to help set paper cores on larger sized cables.

Lead Cable Jointing - Where Craftmanship Becomes Artistry

1. Lead Sleeve Ready To Prepare

Lead Cable Jointing - Where Craftmanship Becomes Artistry

2. One End Scraped & Protected From Oxidizing Using Styrene

Lead Cable Jointing - Where Craftmanship Becomes Artistry

3. One End Dressed

Lead Cable Jointing - Where Craftmanship Becomes Artistry

4. Sleeve Prepared For Placement Onto Cable

Before & After Lead Cable Jointing

Lead Cable Jointing - Where Craftmanship Becomes Artistry

1. Before Y Splice/Breach Joint To Be Broken Down

Lead Cable Jointing - Where Craftmanship Becomes Artistry

2. Straight Splice/Joint Complete

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