To make splicing easier, each manufacturer also had available a special splice to replace the original splice, and a pair of splicing pliers.
After locating it, he cut out the splice to separate the wire.
Additionally, the splice manufacturer switched the material for the splice to phosbronze, which would stand up to the expected corrosive conditions.
A special fixture designed for the applicator permits accurate positioning of the splice to the cable.
Three-phase plasma technology also produces temperatures stable enough to perform a "flame polish" post splice to
increase the tensile strength of the splice.