Power Cable Splicing, Termination and Testing

Power Cable Splicing, Termination and Testing

  • Country: United Arab Emirates

  • City: Abu Dhabi

START DATE: 16 Oct 2022

END DATE: 30 Nov 2022

UNIT: 5 days

  • COURSE TYPE: General Electrical Courses




The purpose of power cables is for the efficient distribution of electrical energy, distribution must be done with a high degree of reliability and safety over very long periods.

The range of voltage and capacity of power transmitted through cables is showing a steady increase over the years. Environmental concerns, aesthetic issues, lack of transmission corridors and difficulty in routing overhead lines in crowded human habitats are some of the reasons for the explosive growth of cable technology well into the extra high voltage range.

Cable terminations and joints form the weakest link in any distribution system. Also, a failed joint in an underground distribution system is much more difficult to locate and repair compared to any similar problem in overhead distribution systems. This means hat we should do our utmost to achieve a good joint or termination, which can give years of trouble-free service.

Our main objective is to increase the level of knowledge and skills abilities of participates as well as to transfer our knowledge to attendees to be able to use international and nationally recognized experts in the field of power cable jointing and termination. 


To provide participants with practical techniques and concepts in cable Jointing, Termination & Testing. The course aims at providing the participants with key concepts that will enable them to operate with confidence in a highly changing world in all sectors of the industry. Participants will have first hand experience of new concepts.

This course is designed to enable Participants to understand/ practice:

=        Construction of electrical power cables, different types of cables for various voltage ratings and manufacturing aspects.

=        The basic principles of cable jointing and terminations.

=        Different methods of cable terminations and jointing and choosing an appropriate type for every application.

=        Importance of stress control and methods of stress redistribution in joints and terminations.

=        Importance installation aspects in cable joints and terminations.

=        Failures, failure analysis and failure prediction.

=        Testing of power cables.

=        Practical cases.

=        International and national standards applicable.


 At the end of the training programme, course participants shall be able to:

=        Apply skills in the use of various types of hand, power and special tools in cable jointing and termination. Identify and utilize various types of materials used in cable jointing and termination.

=        Understanding the main theory of Jointing and Terminating of power cables.

=        Apply standard safety rules and regulations.

=        Apply skills pertaining to installation and maintenance of MV and HV cable joining

=        Understanding of different methods of power cables testing.


=      Electrical projects engineers

=      Maintenance engineers

=      Power cable jointers

=      Power cables Technicians

=      Power cable supervisors

=      Site engineers

=      Commissioning engineers


The training Course included the following training methodologies as a percentage of total tuition hours:-

=        Lectures

=        Videos & case studies



Module (01) Power cable construction

1.1    Conductor

              1.2    Internal semiconductor layer.

1.3    Insulation

1.4    Shielding system.

1.5    Outer finishes (sheath).

Module (02)   Cables specification / Classification

2.1     Construction wise.

               2.2     Cable ratings wise

         2.3     Application wise

2.4     Operation wise.

 Module (03)   Cable Jointing & Termination.

3.1 Cable Jointing

3.2Cable Termination

3.3Failures of Cables Jointing & Terminations.

3.4Grounding of cable systems

Module (04) Grounding of cable systems

              4.1 Single end Earthing

              4.2 Both end Earthing

              4.3 Cross bonding

Module (05):  Testing of power cables

5.1            The main objective of high voltage acceptance or maintenance test

5.2            Visual and Mechanical Inspection

5.3            DC versus AC cable insulation test

5.4            VLF AC Cable insulation test.

5.5            Site acceptance Tests on MV power cables

5.6            Site Acceptance Tests on HV XLPE power cables

5.7            Test Precautions

Module (06):  Related international standards