How To Abandon Cables Using 3M Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment?

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This video by 3M Electrical shows how to abandon cables safely using 3M CSCAK Cable Abandonment Kits.

3M CSCAK kits are complete with all components to provide temporary or permanent abandonment of cables – this ensures cables are safe even if re-energised using cold shrink end caps and pre-stretched tubes.

The 3M video explains how cables are effectively short circuited using 3M Scotch Electrical Tapes and earthing products, including Scotch 24 and constant force springs. The 3M video also shows the “live memory” action of Cold Shrink providing reliable and durable cable end seals without need for “hot working” permits in potentially explosive atmospheres or hazardous area zones located onshore and offshore.


Cold Shrink – invented by 3M over 40 years ago and now the preferred technology for heat-free jointing, terminating, sealing and abandonment of LV HV cables

We hope you find this video informative and educational.

Please contact OCS Group or T&D for technical support, quotations and stock availability for 3M Cable Abandonment Kits.


For further information please download the Datasheet PDF for Cold Shrink Cable Abandonment: Cold-Shrink-Cable-Abandonment