3M Cold Shrink Tubes (EPDM & Silicone)

3M Cold Shrink Tubes 3M Cold Shrink Cable Joints, Cable Terminations & Abandonment 

3M Cold Shrink Tubes (EPDM & Silicone)

 

3M Cold Shrink tubes are a series of open-ended, tubular EPDM rubber3M Cold Shrink Tubes (EPDM & Silicone) sleeves, which are factory expanded and assembled onto a removable core. 3M Cold Shrink tubes are supplied for field installation in this pre-stretched condition - the core is removed after the Cold Shrink tube has been positioned for installation over an inline connection, terminal lug or cable  allowing the tube to shrink and form a waterproof seal - no gas torches or heat required.

3M Cold Shrink tubes provide fast, safe and simple electrical insulation without the dangers and hassles of “hot-working” - no naked flames, no gas torches, no ignition tooling, no “hot-work” permit applications.

Typical 3M Cold Shrink Tubes applications : 1000v primary insulation and cable protection for direct burial, submersible and overhead installations.

  • Cold shrink provides a constant radial pressure seal
  • No heat required with 3M Cold Shrink - 100% cold applied
  • No specialist cable jointing or heat shrink tools required 
  • Quality - long term reliabilit
  • Moisture resistant for submersible and outdoor applications

3M Cold Shrink Tubes are suitable for cable protection and moisture ingress protection  - 3M Cold Shrink EPDM tubings are suitable as primary insulation on low voltage cables and cable splices up to 1000v AC. Cold shrink tubes provide electrical protection and moisture sealing for high-voltage, air-insulated connectors and cable lugs such as spacer cable and cable lug connections to bus bar. 3M cold shrink tubes also provide electrical insulation of secondary splices including copper or aluminium connectors. 

3M Cold Shrink Tubes (EPDM & Silicone)
Part Ref Min Diameter (mm) Max Diameter (mm) Length (mm)
8423-6 7.8 14.3 152
8425-7 9.9 17.8 178
8425-8 10.2 20.8 203
8426-11 13.0 25.4 279
8426-9 13.0 25.4 229
8427-12 17.5 33.0 305
8427-16 17.5 33.0 406
8427-6 17.5 33.0 152
8428-12 24.0 49.3 305
8428-18 24.0 49.3 457
8428-24 24.0 49.3 609
8428-6 24.0 49.3 152
8429-12 32.2 67.8 305
8429-18 32.2 67.8 457
8429-6 32.2 67.8 229
8429-9 32.2 67.8 152
8430-18 42.6 93.7 457
8430-9 42.6 93.7 229


3M Silicone Cold Shrink tubes are available for LSOH low smoke zero halogen cable applications - see 3M 8440 range.

Video Link - Cold Shrink Tubes v Heat Shrink Tubes. Click image to watch. 3M Cold Shrink tubes are open-ended, tubular rubber (EPDM) sleeves - 3M

3M Cold Shrink Tubes tubes are factory expanded and assembled onto a removable core and supplied for field installation in this pre-stretched condition. The 3M core is removed after the cold shrink tube has been positioned for installation over an inline connection, terminal lug or other similar applications, allowing the cold shrink tube to shrink and form a waterproof seal. 3M cold shrink tubes are cold applied and therefore quicker, easier and safer to install than heat shrink alternatives - 3M cold shrink is ideal where hot work permits are difficult to obtain and used extensively in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, including Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.

T&D UK are stockist distributors for an extensive range of 3M Cold Shrink Tubes - also Cold Shrink Joints, Cold Shrink Terminations and Cold Shrink Abandonment Kits.

Video: 3M Cold Shrink Tube 8426-11 







Adobe 3M Cold Shrink Silicone Tubes 8440 - Low Smoke Zero Halogen

Adobe 3M Cold Shrink Tubes (EPDM & Silicone)