Presta™ Extreme Service Mechanical Splice
Presta™ Extreme Service Mechanical Splices with k-PaC™ Technology are pressure balanced to offer superior performance in environments with high temperatures, high gas content and severe pressure cycling.
Simplicity - Cable ends are prepared with a crimped-on electrical contact and simply pushed into the new splice. This splice exceeds the long-term performance of taped splices in the high temperature, gas and pressure cycling environment.
Versatility - This splice offers the ability to change cable types or sizes on either side of the Presta™ Mechanical Splice. Splices can be installed in parallel or staggered configuration when space constrained. Presta™ Extreme Service Mechanical Splices have protector configurations for severe or deviated applications.
Reliability - All primary pressure blocks and external tube seals are metal to metal. The Presta™ Extreme Service splice has been tested with severe and repetitive pressure decompressions and undergone extensive pressure cycling in high gas environments as part of its qualification. Qualification test data indicate superior downhole lifetimes.
A: Yes, provided that the cable also passes if tested independently.
A: Testing has demonstrated that the loss of dielectric material from the splice is so small as to be undetectible. Material loss is not a factor in the life of the connector.
A: Presta Splices are suitable for use with PEEK insulated and lead-sheathed cables, AWG 4, AWG 2 and AWG 1. Presta Splices can also be used with non-lead sheathed cables up to AWG 1/0.
A: The Presta Splice has been tested in situations of extreme decompression. In every test, the splice continued to perform normally, although there were instances of severe cable damage outside of the splice.