This method determines the resistance to impact or shock of the thermoplastic and elastomeric insulation or sheath at low temp. & frost.
SIGNIFICANCE : Sometimes the cables have to be laid in the area of low temp. climatic conditions or frost. Due to constant exposure of the cables to the low temp.or frost conditions, the insulation or sheath of the cable will become hardened & stiff. In order to ascertain the suitability or withstandability of the thermo plastic insulating or sheathing material at low temp. or frost conditions, this cold impact test is carried.