Cable Construction

Cables are made up of a range of different materials and assessing the performance of each of these is essential to confirm the quality and safety of the whole cable.

Each type of material and part of the cable construction requires different tests. Industry standards verify performance in simulated conditions similar to those a cable is expected to operate in. These may include extreme temperatures, tension and bending, and being buried underground or submerged in water. Learn about the relevant tests by watching the videos on this page.

Conductor testing videos

Sheath testing videos

Insulation testing videos

Armour testing videos

Whole cable testing videos

Bedding testing videos