The Cable Splicer’s Handbook
This comprehensive reference shows the right ways to splice and terminate medium voltage (2.5 kV through 46 kV) underground cables. Coverage includes heat-shrink, cold-shrink, and slide-on splices and terminations. Also covers elbow terminations, molded rubber splices, and includes a comprehensive chapter on paper-insulated lead-covered (PILC) splices and terminations.
This book goes beyond just splicing. It shows the tools and supplies used by cable splicers, how to install connectors, and explains essential safety precautions when working on underground cables. It covers several ways to install medium voltage underground cables, explains how cables can be damaged during installation, and how to test and maintain cables. It includes helpful tips for cable splicers, and shows examples of poor workmanship.
Well-illustrated with more than 470 color photos and diagrams.
The Cable Splicer's Handbook and watching the videos (below), help prepare splicers for certification by the National Cable Splicing Certification Board.
8-1/2" x 11" 211 pages, by Alexander Publications
Related product: Cable Splicer's Handbook Videos, a set of 11 DVDs that show how to make the splices and terminations described in the book.
|Item Code||Chapter||Title||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID1||1||Basic Concepts||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID3||3||Installing Underground Cables||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID6||6||Elbow Terminations||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID7||7||Heat-Shrink Splices and Terminations||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID8||8||Cold-Shrink Splices and Terminations||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID9||9||Molded Rubber Splices||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID10||10||Hand-Taped Splices and Terminations||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID11||11||PILC Cable Splices and Terminations||Instant Video||DVD|
|CSH-VID12||12||Cable Testing and Maintenance||Instant Video||DVD|
TE Conductivity, 3M, and other vendors have informative videos on YouTube. Search "medium voltage cable splicing."
Laminated templates held directly behind splices and deadends for comparison, are useful guides for precise measurements and cut-backs. For free downloadable templates, go to novinium.com and click Resources, Templates.