kA's Cable Testing Capabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cables
We offer low voltage (LV) and high voltage (HV) cable testing according to manufacturers’ requirements, verifying their product in conformance with the relevant standards.
kA’s Cable Testing Capabilities
BS EN 50395:2005+A1:2011 Electrical test methods for low voltage energy cables

  • Voltage tests on completed cable, including immersion in water (Sub-clause 6).
  • Voltage tests on cores in water (sub-clause 7).
  • Insulation resistance for cables having maximum conductor temperatures not exceeding 90°C (sub-clause 8.1).
  • Long term resistance of insulation to d.c. (sub-clause 9)
  • Check for absence of faults in insulation – Voltage test (sub-clause 10.3)

BS EN 60228:2005 / IEC 60228:2004 Conductors of insulated cables

  • Construction (sub-clauses 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.3.1 and 6.1).
  • Resistance (sub-clauses 5.1.2, 5.2.2, 5.3.2 and 6.2).

In addition to the above we are also experienced in carrying out partial discharge (PD) testing of HV cables to IEC 60270:2000 / BS EN 60270:2001. This includes testing of cable splices or joints.

Relevant Product Standards

We can carry out a wide range of testing to cable product standards including, but not limited to, those listed below.

IEC 60502-1:2004 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages of 1kV and 3kV

IEC 60502-2:2014 Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltages of 6kV up to 30kV

BS EN 50525-1:2011 Electric cables – Low voltage energy cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750V (U0/U). General requirements

BS EN 50525-2:2014 Electric cables – Low voltage energy cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750V (U0/U). Specific guidance related to EN 50525 cable types

For more information regarding kA’s Cable Testing Capabilities, please contact us to discuss your requirements.