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Used as bare overhead transmission cable and as primary and secondary distribution cable. ACSR offers optimal strength for line design. Variable steel core stranding for desired strength without sacrificing ampacity.
Aluminum alloy 1350-H119 wires, concentrically stranded around a steel core available with Class A, B or C galvanizing; aluminum coated (AZ); or aluminum-clad steel core (AL). Additional corrosion is available through the application of grease to the core or infusion of the complete cable with grease.
ACSR – Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced Utility Wire
ACSR conductors are made of Aluminum alloyed 1350-H19 wires which are flexible. They are concentrically stranded round the steel core. The stranding enables it to carry more current without overheating. It is available with Class A, B and C galvanized that is greased at the core. With this design the ACSR conductor has high strength and still delivers the right amount of ampacity.
Standards and Approvals
The ACSR has three code words which have different measurements and weights. They include;Swannate 4 AWG with a nominal cross sectional area of 26.47mm2 weighing 92.3 kg/km. Linnet 336.4 AWG has a cross sectional area of 198.4mm2 and weighs 689 kg/km.Bittern weighs 2134 kg/km with a cross sectional area of 489.1 mm2. Bittern is size 1272 as per American Wire Gauge.
Galvanized Aluminum conductors improves the electrical transmission of the cable, as they are oxidative resistant and thus do not get corroded by industrial chemicals. This ensures steady power flow. It is also resistant to moisture which may cause rusting of the conductor.
ACSR is installed through overhead method and is used as a bare power cable in primary and secondary transmission lines. ACSR cable is versatile and can be put in to use in other industrial applications including construction sites.