Inspection and Test Plan for Power Cable

The inspection and test plan for power cable article provides you information about power cable test and power cable inspection in manufacturing shop. 

power cable inspection and test plan

You may need to review this sheet in conjunction of Third Party Inspection for Power Cable article.

The IEC, NEC, NEMA, FDF, ISO ANSI, CI, IPCEA standard requirements normally are applied for inspection and test plan in manufacturing shop.

The witness of some inspection and test by third party inspector is mandatory and cannot be waived.

Some others must only monitored and fully witnessing is not necessary, for these thing, the inspection man-days etc. depends to the purchaser decision, some prefer stringent monitoring and even assign resident inspector in manufacturing shop and some others relay to quality control system of the manufacture and assign only few days for monitoring points.

These are some of inspection points which need to be witnessed, monitored and reviewed by third party inspector in power cable manufacture shop.

Inspection and Test Plan for Power Cable - Important Points

  • Witnessing voltage and insulation resistance tests or alternative spark tests.
  • For 33Kv cable, witness dielectric power factor voltage test.
  • Dimensional checking on sample off-cut i.e. construction consistency, insulation thickness, external sheath screen, armours and mans of main components.
  • Visual checking in respect of cable formation, core and external sheath colors, marking legibility.
  • Testing on material sample i.e. conductor coating, insulation external jacket for elongation, heat strocle blending and characteristics of armour, metal and sheath components including zinc coating.