SHRINKABLE SPLICE COVERS FOR SHORE-TO-SHIP CABLES
The splicing of THOF-400 flexible shore-to-ship power cable with shrinkable tubing was investigated, and the spliced cables were subjected to flexing, water immersion heat cycling, and abrasion. The conductors were spliced with compression fittings, and these were insulated with heat-shrinkable tubing splices. Splice covers made with large heat-shrinkable polyolefin tubing gave satisfactory performance, but properly prepared vulcanized neoprene splice covers gave better performance. An ambient-temperature-cured polyurethane material showed promise as a splice cover but has not been sufficiently developed for this use. (Author)
Department of the NavyCivil Engineering Laboratory, Point Mugu
Port Hueneme, CA United States 93041
- Hearst, P J
- Publication Date: 1977-10
- Pagination: 56 p.
- TRT Terms: Abrasions; Cables; Coatings; Communications; Electric cables; Fasteners; Fittings; Flexibility; Flexural strength; Materials; Neoprene; Performance; Polyurethane resins; Protective coatings; Radio; Shrinkage; Splicing; Strength of materials; Tests; Vulcanization
- Old TRIS Terms: Cable fittings; Connectors; Flexible materials; Neoprene coatings; Performance engineering; Polyurethane coatings; Protective coverings; Ship to shore; Splices; Test and evaluation
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00174881
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CEL-TN-1503 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM