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Cables testing

Cables testing

Cables testing

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HI

What tests/measurements can be done to test condition (not damaged or close to damage) of already installed and live instrumentation cables (analog and digital) and what are the criteria for good cables. Any international standard or procedure followed on this subject?

Thank you for your comments.

RE: Cables testing

There are dozens of methods to test cables and wiring, check your suppliers

RE: Cables testing

I believe Time Domain Reflectometry is used on difficult to access cables.

RE: Cables testing

The nuclear power plants are facing aging issues with the installed cabling so they've been doing some work on testing.

Some links
Assessing and Managing Cable Ageing in Nuclear Power Plants
Link

Methods for Testing Nuclear Power Plant Cables
Link

Aging management of instrumentation & control sensors in nuclear power plants
abstract at
Link

Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Cable Prognostics Using Indenter Modulus Measurements
Link

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