3M LVI-1/x Scotchcast Resin Cable Joints (470W Resin) – Armoured XLPE SWA Cables
cABLE JOINTS FOR LV POWER CABLES
3M LVI-1/x Scotchcast resin cable joint kits are used for jointing multi-core steel wire armoured (SWA) polymeric low voltage power cables, including XLPE wire armoured and EPR wire braided cables (600/1000 volts).
3M LVI-1 Scotchcast cable joints incorporate electrical insulation and mechanical protection and are compatible with both compression (crimp) or mechanical shearbolt connectors for conductor jointing of copper or aluminium cores.
Jointing kits can be used for indoor and outdoor, underground direct burial and submerged applications in non-hazardous area locations – straight and transition joints (jointing dissimilar cable insulation types) including EPR, XLPE and PILC cable are available utilising Scotchcast resins.
3M Scotchcast hazardous area cable joints are available for jointing power, pilot and instrumentation cables in Zone 1 and Zone 2 potentially explosive atmospheres – hydrocarbon resistant and Cold Shrink types of cable joint are available for hazardous area locations (HAZLOC).
BS5467 & BS6724 Power & Wiring Cables & Joints
3M Scotchcast cable joints are suitable for both BS5467 and BS6724 cables in both direct burial (underground cable trench) or free air installations onto cable containment – however should the joints be installed onto BS6724 cables where a fire would create dense smoke and toxic fumes causing a major threat to both life and equipment a zero halogen cable joint should be installed.
- BS5467: XLPE | PVC Bedding | Armoured Cable AWA SWA PVC Cable Sheath 600/1000V 1900/3300V 3.3kV
- BS6724: XLPE | LSF Low Smoke Fume Bedding | Armoured Cable AWA SWA LSF Cable Sheath 600/1000V 1900/3300V 3.3kV
3M LVI-1/x Scotchcast Resin Cable Joints (470W Resin) features
- Scotchcast resin 470W in transparent two chamber bags with integrated 3M Closed Mixing and Pouring (CMP) system
- One part translucent cable joint mould body/shell with snap-fit closing system for quick and easy handling of jointing resin
- Pre-cut foam cable sealing elements to provide reliable sealing to the 3M mould body without tooling for all cable application diameters
- Closure cap to prevent pollution
- Cable joints rated up to 3.3kV unscreened cables with kit modifications
- Scotch 23 self-amalgamating electrical tape included
- Armour earth connection component kits for steel wire armoured/braided cables
- Cable connectors included (joint kit sizes 2 and 3 only)
- Detailed cable joint installation instruction
3m Cable Joint description – lvi-1/x
3M Scotchcast LVI-1/x 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 470W 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 LVI-1 Scotchcast Cable Joint Selection – Straight cable joint xlpe to xlpe cables
|3M Cable Joint Kit – LVI||Cable Conductor Cross Sectional Area (mm²)||Max Cable OD (mm)|
|Single Core||2 Core||3 Core||4 Core|
|3M LVI-1/2-C||N/A||1.5 – 6||1.5 – 6||1.5 – 6||25|
|3M LVI-1/3-C||N/A||10 – 25||10||10||32|
|3M LVI-1/3||50 – 70||N/A||N/A||N/A||32|
|3M LVI-1/4||95 – 150||35||16 – 25||16 – 25||36|
|3M LVI-1/5||185 – 240||50 – 70||35 – 50||35 – 50||45|
|3M LVI-1/6||300 – 630||95 – 150||70 – 95||70||54|
|3M LVI-1/7||800 – 1000||185 – 240||120 – 185||95 – 150||64|
|3M LVI-1/8||N/A||300 – 400||240 – 400||185 – 300||90|
3M LVI-1 SCOTCHCAST CABLE JOINT SELECTION – Transition cable Joint XLPE to PILC Cables
|3M Cable Joint Kit Ref||Cable Cross Sectional Area (mm²)||Max Cable OD (mm)||Additional 3M Parts Required|
|1 Core||2 Core||3 Core||4 Core||3M Constant Force Spring CFS||3M Scotch VM 2210 Tape||3M Scotch 23 Tape|
|3M LVI-1/2-C||N/A||1.5-6||1.5-6||1.5-6||25||P60||Qty 1||19mm x 1.5m|
|3M LVI-1/3||50-70||10-25||10||10||32||P60||Qty 1||19mm x 1.5m|
|3M LVI-1/4||95-150||35||16-25||16-25||36||P62||Qty 1||19mm x 1.5m|
|3M LVI-1/5||185-240||50-70||35-50||35-50||45||P62||Qty 1||19mm x 9m|
|3M LVI-1/6||300-400||95-150||70-95||70||54||P63||Qty 2||19mm x 9m|
|3M LVI-1/7||500-1000||185-240||120-185||95-150||64||P64||Qty 2||19mm x 9m|
|3M LVI-1/8||N/A||300-400||240-400||185-300||77||P65||Qty 2||19mm x 9m|
3M LVI-1/x Scotchcast Low Voltage Resin Joint Shell Dimensions
The following table enables the selection of 3M Scotchcast resin cable joints from the LVI-1/x range for the connection and jointing of armoured cables – cable joints are suitable for location onto cable containment in air and direct burial into underground cable trench.
|3M Scotchcast Order Code||3M Scotchcast Resin Cable Joint Body Dimensions||Min – Max Accepted Cable Diameter (mm)|
|Li (mm)||L (mm)||Ø ID (mm)||Hs (mm)||H (mm)||B (mm)||D (mm)||E (mm)|
3M LVI-1 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 470W Resin
Scotchcast 470W 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.
Complete range of Scotchcast Resins are available to protect and encapsulate cable joints operating at LV MV HV including zero halogen, fire resistant, hydrocarbon resistant and seawater resistant types.