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Middle East Query – Splice Replacement

May 4, 2011

Dweller of the Desert asked 22 questions in his post …

Middle East Query – 22 Questions.

In this installment I address question 8.

8. How do you rejoin cable ends after an old splice is removed?

Novinium injection technology is compatible with most splices. Click here to view two lists of Novinium Certified components. On that web page Table 1 provides a comprehensive list of dead-front terminations and Table 2 does the same for splices. If your splice of choice is not found in the table let me know and we can initiate the certification process. Depending on the circumstances there are several ways to replace existing splices:

a. Carefully remove the current splice body covering and split off the current connector. Using our special connector cut-off tool it is possible to preserve the existing conductors. In many cases a non-repair connector and splice can be installed to replace the old. If some slack is needed to complete the repair a longer repair connector and a repair length spice can be installed.

b. Cut out the current splice and replace it with two splices and a short piece of cable in between. This method is generally required for hand-taped splices, where there is legacy damage to the cable within or near the splice, or where a significant amount of slack is desirable.

c. I-Joints, J-joints, and H-joints are available for multiple cables spliced at one point. Such modular joints are inherently longer than other splice types.

No matter which of the choices above are executed the cable-connector interface is permanently sealed to keep rejuvenation fluid in and water out with Novinium’s injection adaptor or IA. The IA enjoys three U.S. Patents (7,195,504, 7,538,274 and 7,683,260) and their non-U.S. equivalents.

Pride is a sin unless you are a craftsman. Novinium’s craftsmanship is without peer. We were leaders in the pending IEEE P1816™ “Guide for Preparation Techniques of Extruded Dielectric, Shielded Cable Rated 2.5 kV through 46 kV and the Installation of Mating Accessories.” We are the only source in the world for training compliant to the emerging P1816 guidelines. Check out our e-learning site at

For now, Ma’a salama (معالسلامة/Good bye)

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