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Solutions for the Petrochemical & Hazard Area Industry

There is no room for compromise in the matter of safety where electricity and electrical installations are concerned. At 3M we make every effort to maximise your safety and installation reliability. You are working within a hazardous environment, so our aim is to reduce unnecessary complications during installation. We manufacture a vast array of products specific to hazardous environments - led by our revolutionary Cold Shrink cable accessories for cable jointing, terminating and abandonment. Other products include our hydro-carbon resistant resin joint range and fire resistant cable sheath repair products.

To request more detailed information regarding 3M products and applications within the petrochem industry, view our oil and gas page or Contact Us.

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Joints and Terminations - Cold Applied

Cold Applied Joints and Terminations

At the heart of our range of our medium voltage and low voltage cable accessories is 3M Cold Shrink, which enables rapid and consistently high quality installation as well as long-term durability and is regarded as less hazardous to install.  Since no heat source or specialist tools are required, installations of joints and terminations can be carried out in a fraction of the time compared to alternative methods and less equipment needs to be carried on-site - so when working conditions are awkward and cramped, time spent on-site can be reduced, lowering project times.

Joints and Terminations - Resin


3M have been supplying cable accessories and resin for use in hazardous areas for in excess of 25 years and have carried out extensive research into the effects of hydro-carbons and chemical solvents on resin encapsulants. 3M™ 1400U resin is a polyetherurethane which has been highly modified with chemical additives. These additives make the resin flame retardant and virtually unaffected by immersion in either hydro-carbons or chemical solvents.

Cable Abandonment - Cold Applied

Cold Applied Cable Abandonment

3M cold shrink end caps are close-ended, tubular rubber sleeves that are factory loaded onto a removable core. Positioned over the end of a cable, or other object, the core is removed by hand. The live memory action of the specially formulated material shrinks the end cap into position and ensures a constant radial pressure to give you a reliable and durable seal, protecting your cable ends from environmental damage either temporarily or permanently. No requirement for mastic, grease or flame. These products are widely used in both onshore and offshore environments.

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