SPEC 83351

Transformer Riser Wire, Protected Ground Wire (PGW), Cathodic Protection (CP) Cables, XLPE

Black Cross Linked Polyethylene Covered. Solid or Stranded Soft Drawn Copper Conductor

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Conductors are solid or stranded compressed copper
  2. Insulation:Black Cross Linked Polyethylene (XLPE)

Applications and Features:

Used as covered grounding conductors, protected ground wires (PGW), cathodic protection (CP) cables, or on transformers as connection between line conductor and transformer primary bushing in applications where protection from momentary contact from wildlife is needed. Although not treated as an insulation, the XLPE covering does provide an increased level of protection from momentary grounded contacts caused by wildlife, excessive wind and tree limbs or other grounded objects in the proximity of the high voltage lead. May be used on distribution system voltages up to 35kV line-to-line.

Specifications:

  • ASTM B3 Standard Specification for Soft or Annealed Copper Wire
  • ASTM B8 Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ICEA S-70-547 Weather Resistant Polyethylene Covers Conductors
  • Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. StrandsDiameter Over ConductorInner Layer ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. Weight
    AWG/Kcmil#inchmilinchlb/1000ft
    TBA810.1291100.34983
    TBA870.1421100.36287
    496372610.1621100.382117
    625281670.1781100.398123
    TBA410.2041100.424170
    TBA470.2251100.445178
    TBA210.2581100.478252
    TBA270.2831100.503263
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances

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