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#38356 - 05/21/04 02:41 AM Self-Amalgamating Tapes?
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
With my recent work with jointing Underground cables, I have found that the S-A tape is less than what it used to be, adhesion-wise.
I'm not willing to name brands here, but one of the more prevalent brands do thier manufacturing in Brazil.
We have 1/2", 1" and 1 1/2" tapes here for HV work.
But the quality is just not the same.
What do you guys think?.
Maybe it is just me!.
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#38357 - 05/24/04 04:05 PM Re: Self-Amalgamating Tapes?
james S Offline

Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 102
Loc: West England
I myself can't really comment on what s/a tape used to be but as an airfield electrician i carry out jointing underground also, with kits that previously incorperated uninsulated barrel crimps a patch of s/a and an outer heat shrink to through joint the 6mm2 double insulated cables used on airfields through out the country.In the last 3 years for some reason have done away with the s/a patch and included a small inner heat shrink!!!!
i don't know why this is but personaly i would prefare the patch, inner and outer heat shrink


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