DeReeling Procedures

In order that cables may run straight, special care should be taken not to twist the cable during handling.

  • When taken from a reel, the cable should be pulled off straight, with the reel revolving on a shaft.
  • When taken from a coil, the coils should first be laid over a large disc (an old reel head and core is very suitable) and the outside end of the cable pulled off the disc, revolving on a vertical shaft.

If there are any kinks in a cable when it is installed, it will always remain and the cable is likely to fail during service.