3M LVI-3/x-IC Hazardous Area Cable Joints (1402FR Resin) – Control & Instrumentation Cables

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3M LVI-3/x-IC Hazardous Area Cable Joints (1402FR Resin) - Control & Instrumentation Cables

3M LVI-3/x-IC Hazardous Area Cable Joints – Control & Instrumentation Cables

Control & Instrumentation Cable Joints

3M LVI-3/x-IC Scotchcast hazardous area resin cable joint kits are designed to be used for multi-core or multipair, armoured polymeric, low voltage Control and Instrumentation cables in hazardous areas.

3M LVI-3/x-IC hazardous area cable joints incorporate electrical insulation and mechanical protection and are compatible with both compression (crimp) connectors or mechanical shearbolt connectors which are flame retardant and chemical resistant.

The cable joint shell and resin is flame retardant, hydrocarbon resistant and halogen free. 

Jointing kits can be used for indoor and outdoor, underground direct burial and submerged applications in hazardous area and non-hazardous area locations – straight and transition joints (jointing dissimilar cable insulation types) including EPR, XLPE and PILC cable are available.

Complete range of resin cast, Cold Shrink and heat shrink type cable joints are available for jointing cables in hazardous area locations.

3M LVI-3/x-IC Hazardous Area Cable Joints (1402FR Resin) features

  • Scotchcast 1402FR resin in transparent 2 chamber bags with integrated Closed Mix system and an opener for easy opening and pouring
  • Two part Mould Body with Snap Fit closing system for quick and easy handling
  • Transparent flame retardant Mould Body for easy control of connector distances
  • Flame retardant according to UL94 V0
  • Chemical resistant, especially against hydro carbons
  • Spacer web to ensure the distance between connectors and the Mould Body
  • Closure cap to prevent any pollution
Power Cable Hazardous Area Cable Joints

Power Cable Hazardous Area Cable Joints

3m Cable Joint description – LVI-3/X-IC

3M Scotchcast Resin Cable Joints

Scotchcast Joints – Safe & Reliable Resins

3M Scotchcast LVI-3/x-IC resin inline or straight cable joint kits are supplied with a one part translucent mould body for simple and easy handling. Distances inside the cable joint body can be checked easily.

All necessary dimensions, including kit application range, cable preparation are given in the detailed jointing instruction.

The two foam sealing elements can be adapted to the required cable diameter by removing the pre-cut adapter rings.

Scotchcast resin 1402FR is delivered in a two chamber bag with integrated spout and aluminium Guard Bag for protection of the resin against humidity.

The re-openable seam and integrated spout with a membrane provides a 3M Closed, Mixing and Pouring (pictured) cable jointing system.

After the seam of the two chamber bag is opened, the Scotchcast resin components can be mixed.

To pour the resin into the mould body, the spout is connected with the dome by turning 180°.

While turning, the membrane is cut open to pour the resin. The 3M Closed Mixing and Pouring System provides resin handling without any skin contact – for protection against pollution, a closure cap is applied onto the dome. After curing, the remaining joint resin in the bag can be disposed as household waste.

3M Cable Joints

3M Scotchcast Joints – resin cable joints for power, control and instrumentation cables in industrial and hazardous area Zone 1 and Zone 2.

3M LVI-3-IC Cable Joint Selection for PE Insulated Armoured Multi-pair Cables, 0.9mm2

3M LV-3-IC Kit Reference Number of pairs Cable diameter (mm)
LVI-3/2-IC 1-2 14-30
LVI-3/3-IC 5 23-35
LVI-3/4-IC 10 28-47
LVI-3/5-IC 15-20 33-55
LVI-3/6-IC 30-50 45-70

3M LVI-3-IC Cable Joint Selection for PVC Insulated Armoured Multi-core Cables, 1.5 – 2.5mm²

3M LV-3-IC Kit Reference Number of pairs Cable diameter (mm)
LVI-3/2-IC 2-6 14-30
LVI-3/3-IC 7-12 23-35
LVI-3/4-IC 14-21 28-47
LVI-3/5-IC 24-37 33-55

3M LVI-3/x-IC Hazardous Area Cable Joints Dimensions

The following table enables the selection and specification of hazardous area cable joints according to the 3M Scotchcast LVI3-IC range: cable joints are suitable for both air installation locations in potentially explosive atmospheres with flammable gases/vapours or direct burial in underground cable trench with hydrocarbon contaminated soils and ground conditions.

3M LVI-3/X-IC Kit Size  Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5 Size 6
3M LVI-3/X-IC Kit Part Number  LVI-3/2-IC LVI-3/3-IC LVI-3/4-IC LVI-3/5-IC LVI-3/6-IC
Dimension A (mm) 8 14 28 45 48
Dimension B (mm) 28 32 51 70 86
Dimension C (mm) 36 49 69 105 126
Dimension D (mm) 190 276 400 580 700
Image Dimensions 3M LVI-3/x Hazardous Area Cable Joints - Dimensions

3M LVI-3/x-IC Scotchcast resin cable joints are tested according to EN50393.

Type of Test According To EN50393 Table 3 / I / A1 Results
AC Voltage Withstand Test In Air 4kV AC / 1 min Passed
Insulation Resistance Test In Air 1kV DC > 10,000MΩ
Heat Cycle In Air 63 Cycles: 5h/3h Passed
Heat Cycle In Water 63 Cycles: 5h/3h Passed
AC Voltage Withstand Test In Water 4kV AC / 1 min  Passed
Insulation Resistance Test In Water 1kV DC > 10,000MΩ
3M Scotchcast 1402FR Resin

Scotchcast 1402FR resin is in compliance with EU regulation 1907/2007/EC (REACH) and has a shelf life of at least 36 months when stored between 10°C and 40°C with a humidity level < 75 % in the originally sealed bag.

The expiration date of each product appears on the product label. Storage beyond the date specified on the label does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer usable. In this case however, it is the responsibility of the user to determine applicability of the resin.

Extreme Temperatures

3M LVI-3 cable joint kits should be installed in temperatures above freezing point to ensure that the Scotchcast resin is properly mixed and cured (the resin can be warmed by the cable jointer in a vehicle if required). Once installed the cable joints are stable at lower temperatures down to -40°C.

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