3M Scotch Super 88 Tape – Cold Weather PVC Insulation Tape

3M Scotch Super 88 Tape - Cold Weather PVC Insulation Tape

3M Scotch Super 88 Tape – Cold Weather PVC Insulation Tape

Scotch Super 88

3M Scotch Super 88 Tape is a premium grade, 0.216mm thick, all-weather vinyl insulating tape – Scotch insulation tapes have been developed for quality, efficiency, durability and versatility.

Scotch Super 88 Tape is suitable for primary electrical insulation for all wire and cable joints and splices rated up to 600v and 105°C (220ºF) as well as cold weather applications down to -18ºC (0°F).

The cold weather PVC insulation tape can also be used for applications such as protective jacketing for high voltage cables splice and cable repairs and for the harnessing of wires and cables. It can also be used for fixed wire joints up to 1000V.

The tape has excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, alkalies, acids, corrosion and varying weather conditions (including UV exposure) and forms part of the 3M Scotch Electrical TapesThe combination of elastic backing and aggressive adhesive provides moisture-tight electrical and mechanical protection with minimum bulk.

Availability: Contact Thorne & Derrick Sales for competitive prices and delivery from stock for 3M Scotch Super 88 tape.

Specification – 3M Scotch Super 88 Vinyl Electrical Tape

Scotch Super 88 tape, manufactured by 3M Electrical, is based on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and/or its copolymers and has a rubber-based, pressure-sensitive adhesive. The 3M Scotch tape shall be 8.5 mils thick, and be UL Listed and marked per UL Standard 510 as “Flame Retardant, Cold and Weather Resistant”. The Scotch tape must be applicable at temperatures ranging from -18°C through 38°C (0°F through 100°F) without loss of physical properties. The Scotch Super 88 tape shall be classified for use in both indoor and outdoor environments. The tape shall be compatible with synthetic cable insulations, jackets and splicing compounds. The tape will remain stable and will not telescope more than 0.1 inches when maintained at temperatures below 50°C (120°F).

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3M Scotch Super 88 Tape

3M Scotch Super 88 Tape

3M Scotch Super 88 Tape – ex stock.

Cold Weather PVC Insulation Tape Features

  • Flame retardant PVC insulation tape
  • Designed with an elastic backing and an aggressive adhesive, to provide a moisture-tight electrical and mechanical protection with minimum bulk
  • Designed for continuous performance at temperatures ranging from -18°C (0°F) to 105°C (220°F).
  • Scotch 88 conforms to BS 3924 and UL510
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) backing
  • Pressure-sensitive rubber based adhesive
  • 3M Scotch 88 with all standard cable insulations
  • Compatible with epoxy and polyurethane resins
  • Inhibits corrosion of electrical conductors
  • Insulation tape for indoor or outdoor applications
  • Thickness 0.216mm
  • Dielectric Breakdown 10kV
  • Cold weather pliability and adhesion
  • Excellent abrasion and puncture resistance
  • High tensile and mechanical strengths
  • Good elongation for excellent conformability to irregular surfaces
  • Resistant to weathering, salt water, alkalis and acids
  • UL Listed, UL 510 standard ‘insulating tape’ (product category OANZ) file E129200.
  • CSA certification, standard C22.2 No. 197-M1983 ‘PVC insulating tape’, file LR48769.

3M SCOTCH SUPER 88 TAPE – Installation Techniques

  • Scotch Super 88 Tape should be applied in half-lapped layers with sufficient tension to produce a uniform wind (for most applications this tension will reduce the tape’s width to approximately 5/8 of its original width)
  • On pigtail splices and joints, the 3M tape shall be wrapped beyond the end of the wires and then folded back, leaving a protective cushion to resist cut-through
  • Wrap tape up-hill, taping from a smaller diameter surface to a larger diameter surface
  • Apply 3M Scotch Super 88 tape with no tension on the last wrap to prevent flagging

Maintenance Of 3M Cold Weather PVC Insulation Tape

Scotch Super 88 Tape complies with the requirements of UL 510 for storage. When maintained under normal storage conditions, the tape will remain stable and has a five-year shelf-life.

3M Scotch Tapes, including Scotch 88, are preferred by global electric utilities for their high performance, specification and reliability compared to unbranded poor quality electrical tapes prone to degradation, flagging and failure.

Scotch Super 88 Cold Weather PVC Insulation Tape is available in the following standard sizes:

  • 19mm x 20m
  • 25mm x 20m
  • 38mm x 20m

3M Scotch Super 88 Tape

Cold Weather PVC Insulation Tape  – Technical Specification

Colour Black
Thickness 8.5 mils (0.22 mm)
Temperature Range -18°C through 105°C
Standards Conforms to BS 3924 and UL510
Adhesive Pressure-sensitive rubber based adhesive
Backing (Material Type) Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tape
Width x Length  Available: 19mm x 20m, 25mm x 20m, 38mm x 20m
Dielectric Strength Standard condition – 10,000 volts, High Humidity Condition – 90% of Standard
Breaking Strength 22ºC (72ºF) 20 lbs./in. (35.5N/10 mm)
Elongation 22ºC (72ºF) 250%, -18ºC (0ºF) 100%
Adhesion to Steel 22ºC (72ºF) 2.75 N/10 cm, -18ºC (0ºF) 6.6 N/10 cm
Adhesion to Backing 22ºC (72ºF) 2.75 N/10 cm, -18ºC (0ºF) 6.6 N/10 cm
Flame Retardant Yes
Flammability UL 510 1 second
ASTM D1000 4 seconds
Accelerated Ageing ASTM D1000 80%
Flagging ASTM D1000 <25mm
Telescoping 24 Hours at 50ºC <25mm

 

3M Scotch Tape 3M Scotch Tape Part Number  Tape Thickness  Temperature Rating  Roll Size
3M Scotch Super 88 Tape 3M Scotch Super 88   0.216mm -18ºC to +105°C 19mm x 20m
25mm x 20m
38mm x 20m
3M Scotch 33 Tape - ex stock 3M Scotch 33 0.178mm 0ºC to 80ºC 9mm x 33m
12.7mm x 33m
19mm x 33m
25mm x 33m
38mm x 33m
50mm x 33m
3M Scotch 35 Tape 3M Scotch 35  0.178mm 0°C to 80ºC  19mm x 20m
3M Scotch 22 Tape 3M Scotch 22  0.254mm -10ºC to +80°C 12mm x 33m
19mm x 33m
25mm x 33m
38mm x 33m
50mm x 33m
3M Scotch 700 Tape 3M Scotch 780  0.18mm -10ºC to +80°C  19mm x 20m
3M Scotch 2510 Tape 3M Scotch 2510   0.18mm -18ºC to +105°C  19mm x 20m
3M Temflex 1500 Tape 3M Temflex 1500 0.15mm 0ºC to 90ºC 19mm x 25m

➡ T&D stock and supply the complete range of 3M Scotch Insulation Tapes.

3M Scotch Electrical tapes 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.

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