SPEC 83355

Covered Line Wire With Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE) - ACSR

ACSR Covered with Black Crosslinked Polyethylene

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Construction:

  1. Conductor:Stranded compressed aluminum steel reinforced ACSR
  2. Insulation:Black Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE)

Applications and Features:

Aluminum alloy 1350-H19 concentrically stranded steel reinforced ACSR. Covered with crosslinked polyethylene (XLP). Used primarily for, but not limited to, overhead secondary distribution lines. Installed on insulators, otherwise treated as a bare conductor. Crosslinked covered line wires have the below temperature ratings:

  • Normal Service temperature of 90ºC
  • Emergency Overload of 130ºC
  • Short Circuit temperature of 250ºC
  • Specifications:

  • ASTM B232 Concentric-Lay-Stranded, Aluminum Conductors, Coated Steel Reinforced (ACSR)
  • ICEA S-70-547 Weather Resistant Polyethylene Covers Conductors
  • Table 1 Weights and Measurements ACSR
    Stock CodeCode WordSize (AWG or kcmil)StrandingCover ThicknessTotal DiameterRated Strength (lbs.)Weight Per 1000 ft. (lbs.)Allowable Ampacity+
    AWG or Kcmilsmilsmilslbslbs/1000 ftamps
    Walnut66/130258113047105
    Butternut46/130310177072135
    Hickory47/130317224083135
    104398Pignut26/1454062710118180
    Beech27/1454153460136180
    Chestnut16/1454443370145210
    104422Almond1/06/1605184160190235
    104430Pecan2/06/1605675040233270
    104448Filbert3/06/1606226290288305
    104455Buckeye4/06/1606837930357345
    Hackberry266.818/1607296540354435
    +Ampacity ratings based on 75ºC conductor temperature 25ºC ambient temperature elevation - sea level. Emissivity 0.91 coefficient of absorption 0.95. Thermal resistivity of covering - 375 C M /Watt-CM. Wind speed 2 ft./sec. in sun.

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