Why Move To 3M Cold Shrink?

Published 29 Apr 2019

33kV Cold Shrink Cable Joints

Cold Shrink Cable Joints

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3M Cold Shrink

Over 10 million 3M Cold Shrink products are installed worldwide ; this includes cable joints, cable terminations and cable abandonment kits.

Developed in the 1970’s by 3M, Cold Shrink technology has been found to be a safer, more reliable and easier to install technology for the jointing, terminating and abandoning of low voltage power cables.

Helping MV HV Contractors Make The Change 

In order to help cable contractors, cable jointers and engineers make the change out of heat shrink and into 3M Cold Shrink, we feature a YouTube Video Playlist covering the installation of cable joints, terminations and abandonment kits using 3M Cold Shrink.

Cables must be jointed and terminated accurately, safely and quickly – T&D & 3M can provide cable jointer training to further reduce the risk of cable failure caused by poor workmanship.

5 Good Reasons To Switch From Heat Shrink To 3M Cold Shrink

  • Reduced danger of damaging XLPE cable material – no scorching
  • Less room for cable jointer error – no skill-sensitive multiple layer heat shrinking, single part construction
  • No special site permits required – cold applied joints/terminations, no “hot-working”
  • No cooling time needed before power energising – reduced outage periods and downtime
  • Easier to use in enclosed areas – no need for heat shrink gas torches, bottles, cannisters

3M Cold Shrink Cable Joints - 3M LC Kits


LV Cable Joints (Low Voltage Cables)

Thorne & Derrick stock and distribute LV Joints in Cold Shrink, Heat Shrink or Resin Cast technologies – multicore and multi-pair cable joints are available for immediate backfill and energisation of Low Voltage power, control and instrumentation cables 600V/1000V 3.3kV.

Complete range of LV Cable Accessories  ➡

Cable Breakouts | Cable Caps | Cable Lugs | Cable Cleats | Cable Trough | Cable Duct | Feeder Pillars | for 11kV/33kV/66kV networks see MV HV Joints & Terminations

Joints Terminations Connectors

Pfisterer | Nexans Euromold | Prysmian | Cable Joints & Terminations MV HV

Cold Shrink

Cold Shrink by 3M | Joints | Abandonment | Terminations | Low Voltage LV Cables