AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For power utilities and utility contractors, 3M announces the Cold
Shrink QS4 Integrated Splice for the utility market. The new splice will
be demonstrated at the upcoming ICUEE show in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 1-3
at 3M booth #3548.
Built upon 3M’s field-proven QS-III Cold Shrink splice body, the new QS4
splice is specifically designed to meet IEEE standards.
New features include an integrated design that reduces parking space and
simplifies installation, an easy-pulling, smooth-edged yellow core and a
new, craft-friendly re-jacketing tube that eliminates additional core
and the need for messy grease. A customizable, factory-installed ground
braid and fewer components further reduce field prep time.
Designed, tested and manufactured in the United States, the QS4 splice
integrates cold shrink technology, invented by 3M more than 40 years
ago. Once installed, a cold shrink splice creates a superior electrical
interface without sealants, adhesives or additional tools.
Each splice is tested for partial discharge and 1 min. AC withstand in
the 3M factory before it is shipped. The new splice kits are available
for 15, 25/28, and 35 kV JCN,flat strap neutral, tape shield and LC
shield cables and cover conductor ranges up to 1000 kcmil (500 mm2).
3M personnel are available to provide training and project support
in the field for all 3M cold shrink cable accessories. For more
information about the 3M™ Cold Shrink QS4 Integrated Splice Kits,
contact the 3M Electrical Markets Division, A130-4N-36, 6801 River Place
Blvd., Austin, Texas 78726-9000, USA, call (800)-517-0482, or visit our
website at www.3M.com/QS4.
About 3M Electrical Markets Division
Electrical Markets Division, based in Austin, Texas, designs,
manufactures and markets products for electrical construction,
electrical utilities and electrical equipment manufacturers. EMD has
more than 60 years of experience serving customers with highly reliable
products, including electrical insulating tapes; flexible insulation;
power cable splices and terminations; high temperature, low-sag
transmission conductors; heat shrinkable tubing and molded shapes;
electrical wire connectors and terminals; wire marking and
identification products; and cable ties.
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