Cable Testing

Assess the overall quality of cables and cable systems

Assess the overall quality of cables and cable systems

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TEST CABLES?

Power cables are widely used in all applications and under diverse operating conditions. Faults in the design or manufacture of cables may cause electrical malfunctions and failures, and the expenditure for replacement can be significant. Safety testing ensures the durability and quality of your power cables.

WHICH CABLE STANDARDS ARE RELEVANT TO YOUR BUSINESS?

There are various types of cables which serve different needs. As such, it is important to understand the requirements of each type of cable and the country's regulations.

In Singapore, fire resistant cables require SS 299:2021 compliance. This standard is a modified adoption of the British Standard BS 6387:2013 (Test method for resistance to fire of cables required to maintain circuit integrity under fire conditions) to the national requirements and the particular needs of the local industry. 

Fire resistant cable is a fire safety product meant to reduce the spread of fire and maintain the circuit integrity in case of fire. It should also reduce flame spread, emit low levels of smoke, and emit halogen-free gas during a fire. Such products are regulated in Singapore and are required to be in the Product Listing Scheme.

TÜV SÜD offers a wide range of services for cable testing and certification

TÜV SÜD PSB has vast experience in the testing of cables. We are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17065 and is an IECEE CB Scheme recognised laboratory. We are also a designated laboratory under different regulations – ASEAN EE MRA; Japan-PSE; TW-BSMI, etc. 

We provide type testing and inspection services for various government bodies, traders, buyers and manufacturers, locally and overseas. 

WHAT KIND OF CABLES DOES TÜV SÜD TEST?

Charging cables for electric vehicles
Fire resistant cables
Flexible cords
Instrumentation & control cables
Low & medium voltage power cables
Marine cables
uPVC conduits and conduit fittings
uPVC trunkings
Fibre optic cables accessories

WHAT KIND OF CABLE TESTING SERVICES DOES TÜV SÜD PROVIDE?

We provide a comprehensive range of testing services, including:

  • Acidic & corrosive gases test
  • Abrasion test and Tensile & elongation test
  • Cold impact / cold bending / cold elongation test
  • Conductor resistance test and Voltage test
  • Flame spread test on single cables and bunched cables
  • Heat shock test, Temperature index test and Hot set test
  • Insulation resistance test, Tear resistance test and Ozone resistance test
  • Oxygen index test
  • Smoke density test
  • Water absorption test

  

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