Laying cable pipes

Do you know how cable pipes should be laid so as to maintain lasting infrastructure for subsequent insertion or removal of cables in the pipes?

Estimated duration
15 minutes


This course teaches you about the different types of pipes for power cables, and how the pipes should be laid to ensure a lasting infrastructure for subsequent insertion or removal of cables in the pipes. You will also learn how the pipes should be maintained, transported and handled to avoid damage prior to being laid.

Target group

Personnel who excavate trenches, and lay, install and transport pipes. The course will also be useful for planning personnel since it covers requirements associated with pipes, fibreblankets, filling materials, labelling, etc.

Subjects covered in the course

  • Requirements to types of pipes for power cables
  • Colour coding of pipes
  • Ring stiffness
  • Guidelines for laying and planning
  • Guidelines for transport, handling and storage
  • Recommended guidelines for preparing trenches
  • Guidelines for installation and laying
  • Guidelines for cable marking and protection boards
  • Guidelines for distances and altering direction
  • Covering and filling
  • Summary of the most usual types of documentation

The course follows the recommendations set out in RENblad 9010 Version: 1.4.

Technical information

System requirements

This course can be run on a computer, tablet and smart phone. For handheld devices we recommend a stable Wi-fi connection. Flash is not required for this course.

Recommended minimum connection speed is 1.5 Mbps. If you experience problems while running the course, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser.
Course manual

No, this course does not include a course manual.

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