URD Cable Inspection

This quality assurance program (based on compliance with AEIC CS5-94) has dramatically dropped defects per sample from 11.5 to 0.2. We physically examine samples using microscopic defect count rather than high-voltage partial discharge testing.

We offer:

  • Guidelines from AEIC Specifications for XLPE- and EPR-insulated cables
  • Video imaging of dissected cable that provides exact dimensional analysis of precision cross cuts
  • Cable jacket, neutral strands and center conductor evaluation of 4-inch sections
  • Insulation, conductor shield, and insulation shield inspection of wafers
  • Pass/fail results within three days
  • Failure analysis of field cable reported within five days
URD Average Number of Defects Found