3M 8430-18 Cold Shrink Tube
3M 8430-18 is a pre-stretched EPDM rubber cold shrink tubing that is factory expanded and assembled onto a removable core.
The tubes manufactured by 3M Electrical, utilise their Cold Shrink technology for simple and reliable mechanical sealing and electrical insulation of Low Voltage cables and connections – this ensures a permanent, durable environmental seal and insulation.
No tooling, such as jointers torches, are required with cold shrink tubing installation and it is able to cover a wide range of cable cross sections.
This pre-stretched cold shrink tubing is suitable as primary insulation on a range of 1000v cables with copper or aluminium conductors.
The core is removed from the 3M 8430-18 after the cold shrink tube has been positioned for installation over an inline connection, terminal or cable allowing the 3M tube to shrink and form a waterproof cable seal, repair or cable joint – no “hot-working” for hazardous areas and potentially explosive atmospheres.
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3M 8430-18 Technical Specification
- Min Diameter (mm) – 42.6
- Max Diameter (mm) – 93.7
- Cold Shrink Length (mm) – 457
- Operating Temperature (Celsius) – -40 up to +90°C
- Shrink Ratio – 2:1
- Splice Type – Cold Shrink
- Tube Type – EPDM Rubber
- Colour – Black
- Order Code – 3M 8430-18
- Manufacturer – 3M Electrical
- Product – Cold Shrink Tube
ATEX – Potentially Explosive Atmospheres & Hazardous Area Locations (HAZLOC)
3M 8430-18 is subject to “Statement of Exclusion” with respect to the ATEX Directive as they are effectively “non-sparking” when installed in accordance with 3M Electrical installation instructions and do not pose a potential explosion risk – used extensively in Zone 1 & Zone 2 hazardous areas designated according to ATEX within the EU in both onshore and offshore locations. For specification guidance about use of Cold Shrink products, including 3M 8430-18, in relation to NEC, CEC, IEC & UL Classes & Divisions please contact Thorne & Derrick.
Blog ➡ Watch, Listen & Learn How To Install Cold Shrink Tubes
Tip ➡ When installing 3M 8430-18 tubes pull loose tab gently, do not tug, unwinding in counter-clockwise direction towards user
➡ Cold Shrink Tube Installation Procedure 3M 8430-18
➡ For fire resistant applications, please see silicone cold shrink tubes.
3M invented Cold Shrink in the 1970’s and since then the technology has been adapted to provide LV MV HV Cable Accessories to enable the repair, splice, joint or termination of cables with unrivalled field service performance – live memory action of the specially formulated Cold Shrink material ensures a permanent, durable environmental seal and moisture-proof insulation.
Handling & Storage Of Cold Shrink – Safety Information
Precautions for safe handling
Cold Shrink is considered to be an article which does not release or otherwise result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal use conditions.
Conditions for safe storage including any incompatibilities
Not applicable to Cold Shrink.
Specific end use(s)
See information in Section 7.1 and 7.2 of 3M MSDS data sheet for handling and storage recommendations. See Section 8 (attached below in the Safety Data Sheet) for exposure controls and personal protection recommendations for handling Cold Shrink.