Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Polyethylene Insulation for Electrical Wire and Cable
|Publication Date:||10 April 1997|
|ICS Code (Plastics and rubber insulating materials):||29.035.20|
1.1 This specification covers a thermoplastic insulation which consists substantially of polyethylene.
1.2 This type of insulation is considered suitable for continuous operation for conductor temperatures up to 75°C with a maximum conductor size of 1000 kcmil (507 mm2). The maximum voltage rating shall not exceed 35 000 V for power application or 9 000 V for series lighting.
1.3 In many instances the insulation cannot be tested unless it has been formed around a conductor or cable. Therefore, tests done on insulated wire or cable in this document are solely to determine the relevant property of the insulation and not to test the insulated conductor or completed cable.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard, except in cases where SI units are more appropriate. The values in parentheses are for information only.