3M Scotch 13 Tape – Semi Conductive Rubber (EPR) Self Amalgamating Tapes
3M Scotch 13 Tape is a highly conformable 0.762mm thick, high voltage jointing and an EPR (Ethylene Propylene Rubber) based self amalgamating tape.
Scotch 13 Tape can be used as an insulation for low voltage applications as well as insulation for cable joints up to 69kV.
The tape is non-vulcanising, shelf-stable tape with excellent electrical properties and stable conductivity over a wide temperature range.
Scotch 13 tape forms part of the 3M Scotch Electrical Tapes.
Availability: Contact Thorne & Derrick Sales for competitive prices and delivery from stock for 3M Scotch 13 tape.
Specification – 3M Scotch 13 Self Amalgamating Tape
Scotch 13 tape, manufactured by 3M Electrical, is based on ethylene propylene rubber and be capable of operation at the emergency cable temperature of 130°C (266°F). The 3M Scotch tape must be usable without covering, both indoors and outdoors, in a highly stretched condition, without splitting or cracking. The Scotch tape must not split when heated to 130°C; it must be compatible with all common solvents, adhesives, and high-voltage splicing and terminating insulations and must not adversely affect semi-conductive cable jackets.
3M Scotch 13 Tape
Semi Conductive Rubber (EPR) Self Amalgamating Tapes Features
- 3M Scotch 13 tape is non-vulcanising and shelf-stable with excellent electrical properties
- Scotch 13 tape remains stable at 130°C and is non-vulcanising
- Elongates easily to form irregular shape
- Resists cracking, solvents, U.V and moisture
- Tape and liner boldly printed to distinguish from insulation tape
- 13 tape meets requirements of ADTM-D4388, Type IV
3M SCOTCH 13 TAPE – Applications
- To electrically round out high-voltage connectors and to bond to insulating materials to minimise electrical stresses
- Continue semi-conducting strand shielding found in solid dielectric (polyethylene, XLPE, EPR, etc.) cables at 5kV and above
- Provide shielding for cable joints on solid dielectric insulated power cables (shielded or concentric neutral)
- Replace semi-conducting layer beneath metallic shield of similar cables in case of damage (screening)
- Make conductive portion of stress cone of power cable termination on solid dielectric insulated power cables
- Scotch 13 Electrical Tape should be applied in successive half lapped, level-wound layers until desired build-up is reached
- To eliminate voids in critical areas, highly elongate 13 Tape
- Stretch tape in these critical areas just short of its breaking point – doing so will not alter its physical or electrical properties
- In less critical areas, less elongation may be used – normally, 3M Scotch 13 Tape is stretched to ¾ of its original width in these less critical areas
- Always attempt to half-lap to produce a uniform build-up
- When using 13 Tape for jointing cables from 35kV to 69kV, always elongate the tape throughout the entire joint
- Note: 13 Tape is not oil resistant. It should not be used in splicing and terminating cables which contain oil or slippery compounds as part of dielectric such as PILC
3M Scotch 13 Tape
Semi Conductive Rubber (EPR) Self Amalgamating Tapes Technical Specification
|Temperature Range||up to 90°C continuous operating temperatures and 130°C emergency cable temperature|
|Standards||Meets requirements of ADTM-D4388, Type IV|
|Backing (Material Type)||Based on Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR)|
|Width x Length||19mm x 4.5m|
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3M Scotch Electrical tapes including Scotch 13 are used to cable joint, splice, repair, seal and protect cables against abrasion, fire and corrosion – this includes LV-HV (11kV-33kV cables) – please contact T&D should you require assistance with selecting the correct tape.
Trademarks: 3M, Scotch, Scotchfil and Scotch 13 are all trademarks of 3M Company.
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