Cold Shrink Cable Joints & Terminations
3M invented Cold Shrink as a safe and advanced alternative to heat shrink technology, since the 1970’s their range of Cold Shrink products including cable joints and terminations for low, medium and high voltage cables have been specified for LV-MV-HV power systems due to their permanent reliability evidenced by documented field performance track record:
- Low failure rates*
– 0.067% for Cold Shrink Cable Joints/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.
Cold Shrink Safety
Cold Shrink technology by design and installation process requires no heating or naked flames to use providing additional electrical safety benefits. Unlike, heat shrink joints and terminations no ventilation requirements or planning are necessary when working in confined spaces or joint pits. Trip hazards associated with gas torch hose and containers are removed – there is no risk of accumulated gas pockets forming in the cable trench, joint pit or workspace. Even a small amount of gas can create a potentially explosive mixture with air and naked flame exposure – there is zero fire risk when using Cold Shrink joints, terminations or products.
3M Cold Shrink
Read and watch our Video Blog about Cold Shrink tubings and learn how 3M Electrical pioneered the development of this type of technology to provide LV MV HV Cable Accessories to enable the cable repair, splice, joint or termination of cables with unrivalled field service performance – the live memory action of the specially formulated Cold Shrink material ensures a permanent, durable environmental seal and moisture-proof insulation.
- Also: 3M Cold Shrink Cable Terminations (MV-HV 11kV 33kV 66kV) | 3M Cold Shrink Cable Joints (MV-HV 11kV 33kV 66kV)
➡ View the complete range of Cold Shrink Tubes, Cable Caps & Cable Abandonment Kits in the product sections below.