ABSTRACT: Re-enterable splice encapsulant protects metallic cable splices in the direct buried plant. It fills the spaces between the primary
closure and the wire work and bonds to the conductors and connectors. While it is expected that the primary closure will provide
mechanical and chemical protection, the encapsulant should be usable in flexible or rigid body closures. The encapsulant is the major
barrier to any intruding agent that may travel to the core of the cable.
This Technical Reference (TR) describes the Telcordia view of generic requirements for re-enterable encapsulants. The document
includes formulation screening, performance and material requirements, and functional tests used to determine the performance of a
TR-NWT-000354 replaces TA-NWT-000354 and TA-TSY-000354.