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Cable Lab

Overview of the scope & capabilities of our labs

CABLE LABS 

Cable testing assesses the overall insulation quality of cables and cable systems.  TÜV SÜD provides type testing and inspection services for various government bodies, traders, buyers and manufacturers, both locally and overseas.

RANGE OF PRODUCTS TESTED

  • 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

SERVICE SCOPE

  • 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
 
  • STANDARDS THAT WE TEST FOR
    • BS 6346 (PVC insulated armoured cables)
    • BS 6387 / SS 299 (Fire resistant cables)
    • IEC 60227 / BS 6004 / SS 358 (PVC insulated cables)
    • IEC 60228 (Conductors of insulated cables)
    • IEC 60245 (Rubber insulated cables)
    • IEC 60754-1 & -2 / IEC 60332-3 series / IEC 61034-1 & -2 / ASTM E662 / ISO 4589-2 & -3 (Low smoke halogen free cables)
    • IEC 60502 (Power cables with extruded insulation and their accessories for rated voltage from 1kV to 30kV)
    • IEC 61035 / BS 4607 (Conduit fittings)
    • IEC 61084 / SS 275 (Trunking of insulating material)
    • IEC 61386 (Conduit)
    • BS EN 50620 / IEC 62893-1 & -2 & -3 (Charging cables for electric vehicles)
    • And more
  • TESTING FACILITIES
    • Environment chambers (Vacuum oven, Multi-cell Ageing oven, Air change oven, Geer oven, High Temperature chamber)
    • Low resistance micro-ohmmeter
    • Oil tester
    • Profile projector / Image Dimension Measurement System
    • Tensile and elongation machine
    • Insertion loss / Return loss meter
  • ACCREDITATION FOR THE LAB

    This lab is accredited under the Singapore Accreditation Council Singapore Laboratory Accreditation (SAC-Singlas) Scheme to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17065. This lab is also an IECEE CB Scheme recognised laboratory and a designated laboratory under different regulations – ASEAN EE MRA; Japan-PSE; TW-BSMI, etc.

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