Materials Testing Facility

Power CSL maintains a wide range of cable material test and analysis equipment.

Mechanical testing

  • 500 kN tensile tester (ideal for testing mechanical properties of cable copper or aluminium conductors)
  • Cable bend test apparatus

Thermal testing

  • Sample heating ovens and climatic chambers
  • Hot set test apparatus (for assessing cross-linking of materials)


  • Cable sample equipment (for preparing thin sections of cable insulation)
  • Various digital and optical high power microscopes
  • Profile projector (for measurement of cable insulation features)

Power CSL would be pleased to provide a quotation for testing of third party products.

Products & Services

Power CSL provides a complete range of subsea cable and umbilical products and services – from factory jointing (splicing) of medium and high voltage power cores to thoroughly engineered and tested cable accessories including offshore repair joints.


Power CSL’s facilities at its headquarters in Kent, UK, includes impressively equipped cable jointing workshops, a dedicated high voltage laboratory and a wide range of analytical, mechanical, and hyperbaric test capabilities.