ANSI/SCTE 178 2019

Test Method for Cable Weld Integrity

This test procedure provides methods for evaluating and determining defects along the welded seam of coaxial cables whose outer conductor shield is constructed of a welded, aluminum or copper strip. This procedure may be used to inspect finished coaxial cable's outer conductor; either smooth or corrugated.

Note: For instances where the bond of the dielectric to outer metallic sheath is too aggressive for removal, a cone-expansion test method section 5.0 is offered as an alternative.