Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment
Low Voltage Polymeric Cables up to 3.3kV
3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment Kits (CSCAK) are suitable for XLPE (SWA steel wire armoured) and EPR (GSWB galvanised steel wire braided) insulated cables, including single and multicore cables with lead sheath, 600/1000v up to 3.3kV.
3M CSCAK cold shrink cable abandonment kits (live cable end seals) 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.
The abandonment kits manufactured by 3M Electrical are cold-applied suitable for Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous area electrical installations according to the ATEX Directive without need for heat shrink procedures or “hot-working” with naked flames in potentially explosive environments.
Unlike cable end caps, the cable abandonment kits include copper earth braid system for the safe grounding off cables in the event of future planned or accidental energisation.
The cable sheath and cores should be covered and protected with copper earth braid and bonded using constant force springs to effectively short-circuit the cable system if energised. Copper binder wire and shielding braid is used to abandon and ground the individual cable cores.
Cold shrink cable caps are positioned and installed onto the cable end – the “live-memory” action of cold shrink effectively shrinks down to create a reliable watertight and durable environmental seal exerting a constant radial pressure.
An outer cold shrink tube is positioned over the cable end cap and into contact with the cable sheath.
Cable Compatibility for 3M CSCAK Abandonment Kits
3M CSCAK suits LV Cables XLPE EPR Insulated Cables, PVC or Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH), Lead Sheath, Wire Armour (SWA) & Wire Braid (Galvanised & Phosphur Bronze), this includes onshore and offshore marine and shipwiring cables. Customised cable abandonment kit can be produced for certain applications including MI type Mineral Insulated cables.
See cable abandonment kits and products for high voltage cables including 6.6kV/11kV/33kV pot-end joints.
Cable Abandonment Kit List
The cable abandonment kit uses a 3M Cold Shrink cable end cap, pre-stretched cold shrink tubes, Scotch 2228 Mastic Tape, Scotch 23 Self Amalgamating Tape and Scotch 24 Electrical Shielding Braid (tinned copper mesh tape) and constant force springs.
Cable abandonment kits suit the following cables:
- XLPE/PVC Insulated – Steel Wire Armoured (SWA) – Mulitcore – BS5467 BS7624 (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)
- XLPE/PVC Insulated – Aluminium Wire Armour (AWA) – Single Core – BS5467 BS7624 (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)
- Lead Sheath Cables (EEMUA 133)
- Steel Wire Armour Power, Control & Instrumentation Cable (SWA)
- PVC Sheathed Cables
- EPR Rubber Cables – Galvanised Steel Wire Braided (GSWB)
- Unarmoured & Earthing Cables
- Marine & Offshore Shipwiring Cables – Power, Control & Instrumentation (icl. Fire Resistant)
Blog ➡ Watch, Listen & Learn How To Use Cable Abandonment Kits
Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment Kits
- Simple and quick to installation – no torches or heat required to install cold shrink abandonment kits
- Permanent cable abandonment for LV cables
- No requirement for additional mastic tapes or greases
- No hot work permits required for hazardous area locations (HAZLOC) or potentially explosive atmospheres
- Widely used in onshore and offshore environments, including hazardous area locations Zone 1 & Zone 2
- 3M Cold Shrink rated up to and including 1.9/3.3kV
The following 3M Video details and explains the step-by-step installation procedure for 3M CSCAK Cable Abandonment Kits:
3m Cold shrink Technical Specification
|3M Cold Shrink Part Number||Power Cable Abandonment||Instrumentation Cable Abandonment|
|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 Kit Selection Table
The following selection table is based upon low voltage power cable type according to BS5467 – XLPE insulated cables including aluminium wire armoured single core cables and steel wire armoured 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.
Contact T&D to discuss offshore cable abandonment applications in the oil and gas industry – 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|
Cable Abandonment for 11kV 33kV Medium & High Voltage Cables
➡ Should you require customer service or technical support on the selection or specification of LV MV HV Cable Accessories please contact us – view the full range of 3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment Kits below.