Used for primary and secondary overhead distribution where limited space is available or desirable for rights of way. Installed as an uninsulated conductor; however, covering is effective in preventing direct shorts and instantaneous flashovers should tree limbs or other objects contact conductors in such close proximity. The resulting close-proximity configuration minimizes the amount of space and hardware required for line installation; particularly useful in congested areas such as alleyways or tight corridors.
Conductors are concentric strand AAC (1350-H19), AAAC (either compressed or full compact depending on conductor size) or ACSR. The conductor shield shall be an extruded back semiconductor polymer meeting the physical requirements of ICEA S-61-402. Available with track-resistant high-density polyethylene (TR-HDPE) per ASTM D1248 or Track-Resistant Cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) covering per ASTM D2656. The minimum thickness of each layer at any point shall not be less than listed in the data table. The outer layer shall contain a carbon black additive, not less than 0.02% to provide the weather resistance, and track resistance.
15kV – 35kV Covered Aerial Medium Voltage Cable wire meets or exceeds all applicable ICEA specifications and the following ASTM specifications:
ASTM B230 Standard Specification for Aluminum 1350–H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes
ASTM B231 Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum 1350 Conductors
ASTM B232 Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Coated-Steel Reinforced (ACSR)
ASTM B398 Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 and 6201-T83 Wire for Electrical Purposes
ASTM B399 Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum-Alloy 6201 T81 Conductors
ASTM B400 Standard Specification for Compact Round Concentric-Lay-Stranded Conductors
ASTM D2656 Standard Specification for Cross-linked Polyethylene Insulation for Wire and Cable Rated 2001 to 35 000 V
ASTM D1248 Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
ICEA S-70-547 Standard Specification for Weather Resistant Polyethylene Covered Conductors
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