We are very experienced in the testing of parent cable, joints and terminations and have developed facilities specifically for a number of bespoke electrical, thermal and mechanical tests.
In recent years we have tested a range of different designs of cable including extruded polymeric, PILC, mass impregnated and fluid filled. Distribution cables, transmission cables, offshore wind array and export cables, HVDC cables, submarine fibre optic cables and neutrally bouyant cable systems have all been assessed.
Examples of the cable testing which TDHVL has performed in recent years includes:
Where it becomes necessary to develop bespoke test programmes, or build new experimental rigs, our team are able to bring about the benefit of decades of accumulated experience to design an appropriate and cost effective solution.
As well as testing new sytems we also have been involved in forensic investigation of cables and accessories that have failed in service - for more details please see forensics. This work has also been conducted for parties requiring an independent expert opinion.
|BS 7888-4.1 HD 629.1 S2||Test requirements on accessories for use on power cables of rated voltage from 3,6/6(7,2) kV up to 20,8/36(42) kV - Part 1: Cables with extruded insulation|
|BS 7888-4.2 HD 629.2 S2||Test requirements on accessories for use on power cables of rated voltage from 3,6/6(7,2) kV up to 20,8/36(42) kV - Part 2: Cables with impregnated paper insulation|
|IEC 60502||Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages from 1 kV (Um = 1,2 kV) up to 30 kV (Um = 36 kV)|
|BS EN 61442||Test methods for accessories for power cables with rated voltages from 6 kV (Um = 7,2 kV) up to 36 kV (Um = 42 kV)|
|BS 7933-1 HD 631.1 S2||Electric cables - Accessories - Material characterisation - Part 1: Fingerprinting and type tests for resinous compounds|
|BS EN 60230||Impulse tests on cables and their accessories|
|BS EN 50395||Electrical test methods for low voltage energy cables|
|BS 7769-2.2 IEC 287-2-2||Electric cables — Calculation of the current rating — Part 2: Thermal resistance — Section 2.2 A method for calculating reduction factors for groups of cables in free air, protected from solar radiation.|
|IEC 60287||Electric Cables - Calculation of the current rating|
If you are considering testing of a cable or accessory, please contact us and include the following information in your communication: