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    Electric cables - Polymeric insulated For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  28-11-2003

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 5000.1:2003 ELECTRIC CABLES-POLYMERIC INSULATED - FOR WORKING VOLTAGES UP TO AND INCLUDING 0.6/1 (1.2) KV
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - 1 SCOPE
    6 - 2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 3 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 3.1 Aerial cables
    7 - 3.2 Approximate value
    7 - 3.3 Core (of a cable)
    7 - 3.4 Direction of lay
    7 - 3.5 Fictitious values
    7 - 3.6 Fixed cable
    7 - 3.7 Flexible cable
    7 - 3.8 Multicore cable
    7 - 3.9 Non-hygroscopic material
    7 - 3.10 Pitch circle diameter
    7 - 3.11 Routine tests
    7 - 3.12 Sample tests
    8 - 3.13 Shall
    8 - 3.14 Should
    8 - 3.15 Type tests
    8 - 3.16 Voltage designation
    8 - 3.17 Wavelength or length of lay
    8 - 4 VOLTAGE DESIGNATION
    8 - 5 CONDUCTORS
    9 - 6 INSULATION
    9 - 6.1 Material
    9 - 6.1.1 General
    9 - 6.1.2 Aerial cables or fixed cables used in outdoor applications
    9 - 6.2 Application
    9 - 6.3 Thickness
    10 - 6.4 Core identification
    10 - 6.4.1 Restricted colours
    10 - 6.4.2 Method
    11 - 6.4.3 Colours
    11 - 6.4.4 Figures and words
    11 - 7 ASSEMBLY OF CORES
    11 - 7.1 Flat cables
    11 - 7.2 Circular cables
    11 - 7.2.1 Lay-up of cores
    11 - 7.2.2 Fillers, barrier tapes and binders
    12 - 8 BEDDING (OPTIONAL)
    12 - 8.1 General
    12 - 8.2 Material
    12 - 8.3 Application
    12 - 8.3.1 Taped bedding
    12 - 8.3.2 Extruded bedding
    12 - 8.4 Thickness
    12 - 8.4.1 General
    12 - 8.4.2 Reduced thickness taped bedding under a metallic screen or concentric conductor
    13 - 9 METALLIC LAYERS (OPTIONAL)
    13 - 10 SEPARATION LAYER (OPTIONAL)
    13 - 10.1 General
    13 - 10.2 Material and application
    13 - 10.3 Thickness
    14 - 11 ARMOUR (OPTIONAL)
    14 - 11.1 Material
    14 - 11.2 Dimensions of wire and tape
    14 - 11.3 Application
    14 - 11.3.1 General
    14 - 11.3.2 Wire armour
    15 - 11.3.3 Tape armour
    15 - 11.4 Further protection
    15 - 12 METALLIC SHEATH (OPTIONAL)
    15 - 12.1 Material
    15 - 12.2 Application
    15 - 12.3 Thickness
    15 - 12.4 Further protection
    15 - 13 NON-METALLIC SHEATH (OPTIONAL)
    15 - 13.1 General
    16 - 13.2 Material
    16 - 13.3 Application
    16 - 13.4 Thickness
    16 - 13.4.1 Average thickness
    17 - 13.4.2 Minimum thickness
    17 - 13.4.3 Thickness of combined layer
    17 - 14 NON-METALLIC BRAID (OPTIONAL)
    17 - 14.1 Material and application
    18 - 14.2 Thickness
    18 - 15 FURTHER PROTECTION (OPTIONAL)
    18 - 16 MARKING
    18 - 16.1 Information to be marked
    18 - 16.2 Means of marking
    19 - 16.3 Marking of packaging
    19 - 17 TESTS
    22 - APPENDIX A - PURCHASING GUIDELINES
    22 - A1 GENERAL
    22 - A2 INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE PURCHASER
    23 - APPENDIX B - THE FICTITIOUS CALCULATION METHOD FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE DIMENSIONS OF PROTECTIVE COVERINGS
    23 - B1 INTRODUCTION
    23 - B2 GENERAL
    23 - B3 METHOD
    23 - B3.1 Conductors
    24 - B3.2 Cores
    24 - B3.3 Diameter over laid-up cores
    26 - B3.4 Bedding
    27 - B3.5 Metallic screen or concentric conductor
    27 - B3.6 Metallic sheath
    27 - B3.7 Separation layer
    27 - B3.8 Armour
    28 - B3.9 Non-metallic sheath

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    Specifies the construction, dimensions and test requirements for cables insulated with polymeric materials intended for use in electrical installations at working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV. It does not apply to polymeric insulated cables for special installations for which there are separate Australian/New Zealand Standards, e.g. flexible lift control cables, neutral screened cables, welding cables, flexible cords and aerial bundled cables.

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    This Standard specifies construction, dimensions and tests for single and multicore cables insulated with polymeric materials intended for use in electrical installations at working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV. It does not apply to polymeric insulated cables for special installations and service conditions or for which there are separate Australian/New Zealand Standards, e.g. flexible lift control cables, neutral screened cables, welding cables, flexible cords and aerial bundled cables. NOTES: 1 Purchasing guidelines are contained in Appendix A. 2 AS/NZS 3008.1 should be referenced to assist correct cable size selection for the intended application and installation.

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    Committee EL-003
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published in Australia as part of AS C50-1928.Second edition 1939 (being endorsement of BS 7-1939 with amendments).AS C116 first published 1941.AS C130 first published 1941.AS (E)C502 first published 1943.AS C50-1939, AS C116-1941, AS C130-1941 and AS (E)C502-1943 revised, amalgamated and designated AS C116-1950.AS C147 first published 1950.Third edition AS C116-1955.Second edition AS C147-1955.AS C178 first published 1966.Fourth edition AS C116-1967.Third edition AS C147-1967.Fourth edition 1969.Fourth edition AS C116-1970.AS C189 first published 1971.Fifth edition AS C147-1972.Sixth edition AS C116-1972.Revised and redesignated in part as AS 3116-1974.AS C189-1971 and part of AS C147-1972 revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS 3147-1974.AS C178-1966 revised and redesignated in part as AS 3178-1975.AS C189-1971 withdrawn 1976.AS C147-1972 withdrawn 1976.Second edition AS 3147-1976.Second edition AS 3116-1976.AS 3198 first published 1977.Second edition AS 3178-1978.Third edition AS 3116-1981.Third edition AS 3147-1981.Fourth edition 1988.Fourth edition AS 3116-1990.Second edition AS 3198-1990.Third edition AS 3178-1991.Fifth edition AS 3147-1992.First published in New Zealand as NZS/AS 3198-1990.NZS/AS 3116 first published 1990. NZS/AS 3198-1990 jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 3198:1996.NZS/AS 3116-1990 jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 3116:1996.AS 3147-1992, AS/NZS 3116:1996 and AS/NZS 3198:1996 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS/NZS 5000.1:1999.AS 3178-1991 and AS/NZS 5000.1:1999 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated AS/NZS 5000.1:2003. First published in Australia in part as AS 4802.3-1991. AS 4802.3 Supplement 1 first published 1991. AS 4802.3 Supplement 2 first published 1992. First published in New Zealand as NZS/ISO/IEC 8802-3:1990. AS 4802.3-1991, AS 4802.3 Supplement 1-1991, AS 4802.3 Supplement 2-1992 and NZS/ISO/IEC 8802-3:1990, jointly revised, amalgamated and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 4802.3:1994.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS/NZS 1660.2.2:1998 Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors Insulation, extruded semi-conductive screens and non-metallic sheaths - Methods specific to elastomeric, XLPE and XLPVC materials (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 3560.1:2000 Electric cables - Cross-linked polyethylene insulated - Aerial bundled - For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1(1.2) kV Aluminium conductors (Reconfirmed 2021)
    AS/NZS 3808:2000 Insulating and sheathing materials for electric cables
    AS/NZS 3560.2:2003 Electric cables - Cross-linked polyethylene insulated - Aerial bundled - For working voltages up to and including 0.6/1 (1.2) kV Copper conductors
    AS/NZS 4961:2003 Electric cables - Polymeric insulated - For distribution and service applications (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 3008.1.1:1998 Electrical installations - Selection of cables - Cables for alternating voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV - Typical Australian installation conditions
    AS/NZS 2893:2002 Electric cables - Lead and lead alloy sheaths - Composition
    AS/NZS 1660.1:1998 Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors Conductors and metallic components (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 3863:2002 Galvanized mild steel wire for armouring of cables
    AS 2706-1984 Numerical values - Rounding and interpretation of limiting values
    AS/NZS 1660.5.6:1998 Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors - Fire tests - Test for combustion propagation
    AS/NZS 1660.2.1:1998 Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors Insulation, extruded semi-conductive screens and non-metallic sheaths - Methods for general application (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 3008.1.2:1998 Electrical installations - Selection of cables - Cables for alternating voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV - Typical New Zealand installation conditions
    AS/NZS 1660.2.3:1998 Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors Insulation, extruded semi-conductive screens and non-metallic sheaths - Methods specific to PVC and halogen free thermoplastic materials (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 4507:1998 Cables - Fire performance
    AS/NZS 1125:2001 Conductors in insulated electric cables and flexible cords (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS/NZS 1660.3:1998 Test methods for electric cables, cords and conductors Electrical tests (Reconfirmed 2017)

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    AS/NZS 3013:2005 Electrical installations - Classification of the fire and mechanical performance of wiring system elements (Reconfirmed 2020)
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