Study of Electromechanical Cable Testing and Test Specifications
Final rept. 2 May-14 Jul 1972
BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS LONG BEACH CA LONG BEACH RESEARCH FACILITY
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The program was to analyze present electromechanical EM cable testing and test specifications for cables used in the deep ocean and to recommend research programs to correct and improve deficient areas. The work included a survey of the literature and contacts with the major EM-cable manufacturers, users, and testing agencies. EM-cable types were identified by application as bottom-laid, suspended-array, or ship-stored cables. Major problem areas, such as corrosion, fish-bite, and kinking, were discussed. Presently used testing methods and test applications were summarized. Four research programs were recommended for developing standard test methodologies to be applied to EM-cable testing 1 Breaking Strength, TensionElongation, TensionRotation, and TensionRotation Tests using a Tensile Test Machine 2 TensionRotation and Susceptibility-to-Kinking Tests Using a Suspended Cable with Attached Weights 3 Bend-Over-Sheave Tests and 4 Hydrostatic Pressure Tests.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment