THE LAB TEST

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The videos below show the Spike Tool piercing various common live single conductor cables under varying fault current conditions. They also have different grounding conditions which should be reviewed carefully. These videos were taken as part of the testing by Kinetrics. They show the performance of the Spike Tool under severe but possible field conditions. More importantly they show the energy released when a live conductor is pierced at high fault current levels. The tool performs well and the videos show clearly why remote operation, via a lanyard, is necessary for personnel safety.

Lab Test 1 Test 3234

Test 3234

12 kA, 15 Cycles General Cable, 500 MCM, Copper, 15kV Ungrounded

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Lab Test 1 Test 3235

Test 3235

12 kA, 15 Cycles General Cable, 500 MCM, Copper, 15kV Grounded Spike Tool with U-Bolt

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Lab Test 1 Test 3236

Test 3236

12 kA, 15 Cycles Prysmian 750 MCM, Aluminum, 15 kV Grounded Spike Tool with 25mm Ball Stud

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Lab Test 1 Test 3237

Test 3237

27 kA, 15 Cycles Prysmian 750 MCM, Aluminum, 15 kV Grounded Spike Tool with 25mm Ball Stud

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Lab Test 1 Test 3238

Test 3238

20 kA, 15 Cycles General Cable, 1000 MCM, Aluminum, 28 kV Grounded Spike Tool with 25mm

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