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)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    Civil Engineering Laboratory, Point Mugu
    Port Hueneme, CA  USA  93041
  • Authors:
    • Hearst, P J
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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