SCTE 61 2018 (R2024)

Test Method for Jacket Web Separation

The purpose of this test procedure is to provide a test method for measuring the force required to separate webbed or “ figure-eight” coaxial cable constructions. These designs are commonly referred to as messenger, dual, or Siamese cables for the two members that are joined by a web and common overall outer jacket. This procedure is for use in a lab environment to evaluate design and record forces required to remove one member from another. Also included is an industry “best practices” or recommended method for separating the co-joined members in a field application.