Non-Linting Dry Towels for Medium Voltage Cable Preparation
Polywater® SpliceMaster® Drying Towels are ideal for wiping excess solvent from electrical cables during splicing. Using rags or recycled cloths that aren’t lint free to wipe cleaners from cable can leave residues that cause tracking and failure. Recycled rags may also contain oils that can then be deposited onto the insulation. Other commercially available towels are not lint free and can contain fiber-bonding adhesives, which will lead to failures.
The Polywater® Drying Towels are lint free and contain no fiber-bonding adhesives that could leave a chemical residue. The drying towels are durable with a high tensile strength in both directions, and have excellent absorbancy. These non-linting, non-tearing, and non-snagging wipes have many uses beyond cable cleaning. The wipes are excellent for use in the PE fusion industries for gas piping and water piping applications. The key to a good splice and creating a reliable utility system is to use recommended materials and follow the proper procedures.
The Polywater Cleaning/Drying Wipes (DT-69 and DT-1212) are made from a creped, highly absorbent, non-woven material.
Specifications and Applications:
Performance: Specification-grade Polywater DT lint-free wipes contain no fiber-bonding adhesives and out-perform other commercially available towels. The use of rags or other non-specified wipes can leave lint residues on cable insulation that cause tracking. Bonding adhesives can dissolve in solvent, redeposit on cable insulation, and lead to failure. Recycled rags may also contain oils or other contaminants that can then be deposited onto the insulation.
Compatibility: Only non-conductive sanding materials such as specgrade Polywater SP-ROLL should be used. Emery cloth and standard store-bought sandpapers and abrasives can leave conductive grit residues that could lead to cable failure and hazardous conditions. Never abrade an energized cable.
Specify: The key to a good splice and creating a reliable utility system is to use recommended materials and follow the proper procedures. Specify Polywater’s DT dry towels and SP-ROLL to ensure that conforming products are used in the field.