6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
11-220.127.116.11 When opening a splice in a high-voltage cable, the sleeve over the splice
must be cut completely around near the splice, and then cut lengthwise and removed.
Make no effort to remove the compound under the splice. With the splice removed, test
over each side of the conductor with two statiscopes, cable spikes or other approved
testing devices. If no indication of a live cable is obtained, the compound may be
removed. If shielding tape is then encountered, remove it and make another test over
each side of the conductor with two statiscopes, cable spikes or other approved testing
devices. If no indication of a live cable is then obtained, the splice may be cut through
until the saw touches one of the conductors. Before sawing further, make a statiscope
test on the blade of the saw.
11-18.104.22.168 When cutting or opening splices on low-voltage cables, determine whether
the cable is energized. Use a non-contact voltage tester. Cut only one conductor at a
time on multiple-conductor cables, and make complete tests on at least two conductors
before proceeding with the work.