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To be used in power circuits rated up to 15,000 volts. For installation in open air, duct, conduit, cable tray (1/0 and larger) or direct buried and for use in wet or dry locations. UL approved at 105°C for continuous operation, 140°C for emergency overload and 250°C during short circuit conditions.
Soft bare 1350 series aluminum, Class B stranding per ASTM
Heat and moisture resistant natural high dielectric strength EPR-based insulation per ICEA S-97-682 with a semi-conducting thermosetting insulation shield
Helically applied non-magnetic 5mil copper tape with a minimum of 25% overlap
Sunlight resistant black PVC rated 90°C per UL 1277.
Aluminum Conductor 15KV MV-105 133% - EPR/PVC Copper Tape Shield
This aluminum conductor cable is insulated with an Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) and shielded with a metallic tape to form the assembly, which is jacketed with a black Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) for protection. The cable is designed and manufactured for use as a medium voltage cable to distribute 15000 volts in power circuits. It is tested and approved to meet the following International Laboratory requirements;
Standards and Certifications
• IEEE 383 flame test
• IEEE 1202 flame test
• UL 1072 type MV-105, sunlight resistivity
• CT USE
• AEIC CSB
Aluminum Conductor is made of 1350 aluminum series which is soft and is left bare. It is Class B and stranded in accordance to ASTM B3. The soft 1350 aluminum series adds to the flexibility of the cable making it easier to handle and install. Flexible Aluminum Cables require less effort to bend and roll into smaller portions. They are also lightweight and hence cost effective over the heavy copper cables which are labor intensive.
Ethylene Propylene Rubber is a flexible thermoplastic layer which covers the aluminum conductors for safety. It offers protection from heat and moisture. EPR has a high dielectric strength and is semi-conducting ensuring safety of the user as well.
• Metal Shield
The Non-magnetic copper tape of size 5mil is helically applied round the assembly, with 25% minimum overlap. Shielding holds the conductors in position as well as protecting them from mechanical stress.
The cable is jacketed with a tough polyvinyl chloride which is black color coded for identification. PVC offers protection from moisture, flames, corrosive chemicals and abrasion.
It is installed through direct burial, conduit system, aerial, cable tray and underground ducts in accordance to National Electric Code. Aluminum Conductor Cable performs at 1050C for normal operations, 1400C for emergencies and 2500C for short circuiting conditions. The cable does not require pulling lubricants and is used in both wet and dry locations for 15000 volts power circuits.
Question and Answer:
Frequently Asked Questions - Aluminum conductor 15kv mv105
What are the temperature specifications of the Aluminum conductor 15kv mv105?
The Aluminum conductor 15kv mv105 can be used continuously at 105°C. It can withstand 140°C when it is a case of emergency overload and even 250°C for short circuit conditions.
What are the common applications that the Aluminum conductor 15kv mv105 is used for?
This cable is suitable for both wet and dry locations where direct burial is required. It can also be installed in underground ducts and open air. It can be used in power circuits that require15,000 volts or less.
What is the advantage of using aluminum conductor for this cable?
Aluminum conductors are light weight when compared to copper cables. It is easier and more flexible to work with which greatly improves the job efficiency. Aluminum conductors are preferred for use in great distances as iteasy to install and maintain. Copper conductors of the same specifications would require more support for the cable to be secured.
Do I have to be worried about “cold creep” when I use this aluminum conductor?
“Cold creep” or “cold flow” is the instance where the elasticity of the conductor is affected slowly over a period of time. Usually the conductor expands when it is warm and contracts when it is cold. However, with each warm and cool cycle, there is a reduction in the tightness of the wiring which may result in loose connections. However, this phenomenon can be reduced when the wires are installed properly and with regular maintenance.
How is the Aluminum conductor 15kv mv105 constructed?
It comes with 1350 series Aluminum for the conductor with Class B stranding as per ASTM standards. When it is mentioned 15kv, then the cable would require a shield. The insulation can be EPR-based in accordance with ICEA S-97-682 and it has semi-conducting properties. Finally, it is covered with either a PVC or an EPR jacket.
What does the “MV” stand for inAluminum conductor 15kv mv105?
MV stands for medium voltage which is in accordance with UL 1072. MV cables are generally used as the primary power feeder in all kinds of commercial and electrical projects. MV cables can be used in both wet and dry locations.
What are the various factors that the cable is resistant to?
The Aluminum conductor 15kv mv105has a sunlight resistant jacket and a heat and moisture resistant insulation. The cable has passed the IEEE 383 flame test and the IEEE 1202 flame test.