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  • BS 6346(1989) : 1989

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    SPECIFICATION FOR PVC-INSULATED CABLES FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  15-09-1997

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1989

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    Committees responsible
    Specification
    1. Scope
    2. Definitions
    3. Voltage designation
    4. Conductors
    5. Insulation
    6. Identification of cores
    7. Laying-up
    8. Bedding
    9. Armour
    10. Oversheath
    11. Cable marking and end sealing
    12. Schedule of tests
    13. Test conditions
    14. Routine tests
    15. Regular sample tests
    16. Special sample tests
    17. Type tests
    Appendices
    A. Recommendations for selection and operation of
        PVC-insulated cables
    B. Recommendations for installation of PVC-insulated
        cables
    C. Information required with enquiry and order
    D. Special sample tests
    E. Resistance of conductor and armour, and armour
        cross-sectional areas
    F. Guide to use
    Tables
    1. Diameter of armour wire
    2. Mass of zinc coating
    3. Schedule of tests
    4. Routine tests
    5. Test voltage on complete cables
    6. Minimum insulation resistance values
    7. Regular sample tests
    8. Temperature correction multiplication factors
    9. Special sample tests
    10. Type tests
    11. Requirements for compatibility of insulation and
        oversheath
    12. Single-core 600/1000 V cables with circular stranded
        copper conductors
    13. Single-core 600/1000 V cables with circular solid
        aluminium conductors
    14. Two-core 600/1000 V cables with copper conductors
    15. Two-core 600/1000 V cables with solid aluminium
        conductors
    16. Three-core 600/1000 V cables with copper conductors
    17. Three-core 600/1000 V cables with solid aluminium
        conductors
    18. Four-core 600/1000 V cables with copper conductors
    19. Four-core 600/1000 V cables with solid aluminium
        conductors
    20. Four-core 600/1000 V cables with reduced neutral
        conductor and with stranded copper conductors
    21. single-core 1900/3300 V armoured cables with
        circular stranded copper conductors
    22. Single-core 1900/3300 V armoured cables with
        circular solid aluminium conductors
    23. Three-core 1900/3300 V armoured cables with
        stranded copper conductors
    24. Three-core 1900/3300 V armoured cables with solid
        aluminium conductors
    25(a) 600/1000 V auxiliary cables, 1.5 mm squared
           solid copper conductors (class 1)
    25(b) 600/1000 V auxiliary cables, 2.5 mm squared
           solid copper conductors (class 1)
    26(a) 600/1000 V auxiliary cables, 1.5 mm squared
           circular stranded copper conductors (class 2)
    26(b) 600/1000 V auxiliary cables, 2.5 mm squared
           circular stranded copper conductors (class 2)
    26(c) 600/1000 V auxiliary cables, 4 mm squared
           circular stranded copper conductors (class 2)
    27. Selection of cables for a.c. systems
    28. Minimum installation radius
    29. Test voltage after installation
    30. Maximum resistance of conductor and armour for
         single-core cables having aluminium wire armour
    31. Maximum resistance of conductor and armour for
         two-core, three-core and four-core cables having
         steel wire armour
    32. Maximum resistance of conductor and armour for
         single-core cables having solid aluminium conductors
         and aluminium strip armour.
    33. Maximum resistance of conductor and armour for two-
         core, three-core and four-core cables having solid
         aluminium conductors and aluminium strip armour
    34. Maximum resistance of conductor and armour for
         600/1000 V auxiliary cables with copper conductors
    35. Gross cross-sectional area of armour wires for
         single-core 600/1000 V cables having aluminium
         wire armour
    36. Gross cross-sectional area of armour wires for
         two-core, three-core and four-core 600/1000 V
         cables having steel wire armour
    37. Gross cross-sectional area of aluminium strip
         armour for two-core, three-core and four-core
         600/1000 V cables for solid aluminium conductors
    38. Gross cross-sectional area of armour for 600/1000 V
         auxiliary cables with copper conductors

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    Gives requirements and dimensions for PVC-insulated cables for operation at nominal voltages up to and including 1900 V to armour or earth and 3300 V between conductors, where the combination of the ambient temperature and temperature rise due to loading current results in a conductor temperature not exceeding 70 degree C. Includes sections on definitions, voltage designation, conductors, insulation, identification of cores, laying-up, bedding, armour, oversheath, cable marking and end sealing, schedule of tests, test conditions, routing tests, regular sample tests, special sample tests, and type tests.

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    Committee CIL/20
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

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

    BS 3905(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR 3.8/6.6 KV, 300 A BOLTED FLAMEPROOF CABLE COUPLERS AND ADAPTORS, FOR USE IN COAL MINES
    BS 7797(1998) : 1998 SPECIFICATION FOR INDUSTRIAL DUCT HEATERS USING METAL-SHEATHED ELEMENTS
    BS 3454(1995) : 1995 SPECIFICATION FOR 1.9/3.3 kV. 300 A BOLTED FLAMEPROOF CABLE COUPLERS AND ADAPTORS (INCLUDING 380/660 V AND 640/1100 V, 300 A ADAPTORS) FOR USE IN COAL MINES
    BS 6704(1996) : 1996 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SELECTION, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF INTRINSICALLY SAFE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT IN COAL MINES
    BS 7375(1996) : 1996 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRICITY ON CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING SITES
    BS 7333(1990) : 1990 SPECIFICATION FOR SLEWING JIB CRANES
    BS 3905:1995 (published 1995-11) Specification for 3.8/6.6 kV, 300 A bolted flameproof cable couplers and adaptors, for use in coal mines.
    BS 3454:1995 (published 1995-11) Specification for 1.9/3.3 kV, 300 A bolted flameproof cable couplers and adaptors (including 380/660 V and 640/1100 V, 300 A adaptors) for use in coal mines
    BS 6704:1996 (published 1996-11) Code of practice for selection, installation and maintenance of intrinsically safe electrical equipment in coal mines

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    EN 10002-1 : 2001 METALLIC MATERIALS - TENSILE TESTING - PART 1: METHOD OF TEST AT AMBIENT TEMPERATURE
    IEC 60228:2004 Conductors of insulated cables
    BS 4066-1(1980) : 1980 TESTS ON ELECTRIC CABLES UNDER FIRE CONDITIONS - METHOD OF TEST ON A SINGLE VERTICAL INSULATED WIRE OR CABLE
    BS 4727-2:GRP08(1986) : 1986 GLOSSARY OF ELECTROTECHNICAL POWER TELECOMMUNICATION ELECTRONICS LIGHTING AND COLOUR TERMS - TERMS PARTICULAR TO POWER ENGINEERING - ELECTRIC CABLE TERMINOLOGY
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