World-class testing and laboratory operations ensure quality.
Cofer Center labs are equipped to conduct industry-accepted qualification testing to standards set by the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) and the Insulated Cable Engineers Association (ICEA).
Cofer Center testing helps ensure that new and existing Southwire products reliably meet or exceed the requirements of ANSI/ICEA S-94-649 for concentric neutral cables, ANSI/ICEA S-97-682 for cables that use copper tape shields, longitudinally corrugated tape, or drain wire shields, and the AEIC supplement, CS8. Cofer Center capabilities include flame testing facilities, a complete mechanical testing facility, and a world-class metallurgy lab for chemical and physical analysis of materials. Cofer Center insulation experts blend, analyze, and test existing and new cable insulation compounds.