Aluminum URD Direct Burial Single, Duplex, Triplex, Quadruplex

Aluminum URD Direct Burial Single, Duplex, Triplex, Quadruplex

 

Constant and reliable supply of electricity is required to power up industries, business premises and residential zones, some special cables are needed for these applications. Thesealuminum URD cables are used in applications where secondary distribution of electric current is needed and is especially installed in ducts or direct burial applications.  On this post I will share Read More

with you some of the amazing features of these cables and their specifications. The cables are readily available for sale at Nassau national cable, a market leader in wire and cable products. Let’s get on to the details;

Benefits of aluminum URD direct cables

a)      Generally aluminum is very easy to work with considering its amazing electrical properties; it can conduct electricity with little resistance from one point to another making the circuit more efficient and less prone to failures as compared to other metals readily available in the market today.

b)      Aluminum is also flexible it can easily be bent or twisted during installation in constricted areas and can maneuver around easily in applications where a lot of flexing is involved and can easily spring back on impact. With this property you can be rest assured that the wire won’t break easily even under any kind of stress.

c)      Aluminum is durable: Using aluminum you will not encounter issues of regular repair and maintenance which in turn saves you money. Furthermore, aluminum is also resistant to corrosion hence you won’t have the issue of constant replacement of these wires since aluminum does not rust since it is protected by its own naturally occurring oxide film.

d)      It has increased strength in cold environments hence it guarantees constant supply of electricity in extremely cold environments including wet areas whereby as the temperature falls the aluminum’s strength increases.

e)      Another added advantage to aluminum is that it is 100% recyclable and non-toxic hence in case of any damage caused to it, it can be put to use somewhere else which can be a benefit to the consumer.

f)       Aluminum is light compared to other metals. In fact aluminum is approximately about one-third the weight of copper, iron, steel or brass which makes it very easy to handle and cheap to transport.

g)      It has amazing electrical and thermal conductivity rate whereby it can conduct heat and electricity very well.

Types of Aluminum URD Direct Burial Cable

There are different types of aluminum URD direct burial cable and if you are not keen enough you might settle on a cable that does not effectively meet the needs of your installation project. These different cables perform different task due to their unique properties. Many types of these cables are readily available for purchase at Nassau national cable at the click of buttons. Those found at Nassau national cable include;

  1. Single Aluminum Conductor Direct Burial 1350 Series 600V URD

 

Aluminum 600V URD cable is designed for use in secondary distribution circuits, and is especially installed in duct or direct burial applications. The maximum operating temperature is not to exceed 90°C in both wet and dry locations. In addition to its operating temperature since among the many benefits of aluminum, it can work properly in extremely cold temperatures. This is made possible because the colder the temperature the stronger the aluminum becomes. Its voltage rating is 600 volts making it suitable for use in light weight to medium applications. As an option, this cable can be provided pre-pulled into duct. 

 

When it comes to its construction aluminum 600V URD cable has a concentric strand or compressed 1350-H19 series aluminum conductor. The stranding makes the conductor flexible and can bend easily causing minimal damage and carry a lot of current through it. Since the environments these cables are installed in have severe conditions a robust insulation should be put in place. The cables insulation is of a black cross linked polyethylene (XLP) material which thermoset compound is making it resistant to corrosion, sunlight, acids and abrasive forcesstandards.

Standards

It’s advisable to work with products that have been tested by international agencies and proven safe to use to avoid settling on counterfeit products. Cables found at Nassau national cable have been tested and proven safe to use by the following standards;

  • ASTM B-230 
  • ASTM B-609 
  • ICEA S-105-692 
  • RUS ACCEPTED
  1. Duplex Aluminum Conductor Direct Burial 1350 Series 600v URD

 

This type of aluminum URD cable is also designed for use in secondary distribution circuits, and is installed in duct or direct burial applications. It also functions in a wide range of temperature whereby its operating temperature is not to exceed 90°C in wet and dry locations. This allows it to function normally in both cold and hot environments since it is installed underground applications. Its voltage rating is 600 volts. As an option, this cable can be provided pre-pulled into duct.
Aluminum 600V URD cable has a concentric strand or compressed 1350-H19 series aluminum conductor. The main difference from the previous cable is that its conductors are cabled together, with surface printing for identification. The neutral conductor has a yellow stripe.
When it comes to the cables insulation it is made up of black cross linked polyethylene (XLP) insulation.


Standards:

  • ASTM B-230 
  • ASTM B-231 
  • ASTM B-609 
  • ASTM B-901 
  • ICEA S-105-692 
  • Federal Specification J-C – 30B 
  • RUS ACCEPTED
  1. Triplex Aluminum Conductor Direct Burial 1350 Series 600V URD

 

Aluminum 600V URD cable is designed mainly for use in secondary distribution circuits, where it is installed in duct or direct burial applications. Its maximum operating temperature does not exceed 90°C in both wet and dry locations. The voltage rating is also at 600 volts considering its name. As an option, this cable can be provided pre-pulled into duct.

 

Aluminum 600V URD cable has a concentric strand or compressed 1350-H19 series aluminum conductor. The cable’s conductors are cabled together, with surface printing which ensures easy identification of the cable. The neutral conductor has a yellow stripe.


The material used for insulation in the aluminum 600V URD cable is a black cross linked polyethylene (XLP) insulation.

Standards:

  • ASTM B-230 
  • ASTM B-231 
  • ASTM B-609 
  • ASTM B-901 
  • ICEA S-105-692 
  • Federal Specification J-C – 30B 
  • RUS ACCEPTED
  1. Quadruplex Aluminum Conductor Direct Burial 1350 Series 600v Urd

 

Aluminum 600V URD cable is designed for use in secondary distribution circuits; furthermore it is installed in ductsor direct burial applications. Its maximum operating temperature is not to exceed 90°C in both wet and dry locations. Its voltage rating is at 600 volts. As an option, this cable can be provided pre-pulled into duct.
Aluminum 600V URD cable has a concentric strand or compressed 1350-H19 series aluminum conductor. The conductors are cabled together, with surface printing for identification. The neutral conductor has a yellow stripe. The cable has a black cross linked polyethylene (XLP) insulation.

Standards:

  • ASTM B-230 
  • ASTM B-231 
  • ASTM B-609 
  • ASTM B-901 
  • ICEA S-105-692 
  • Federal Specification J-C – 30B 
  • RUS ACCEPTED

Features of the aluminum URD direct burial cable

  • RUS accepted        
  • Temperature rating of 90˚C dry and wet
  •  Direct burial
  • Heat,oil, ozone and chemical resistant
  • Tear and abrasion resistant

Conclusion

Aluminum has numerous benefits which makes it perfect for use in harsh environments and it’s amazing electrical properties makes it the perfect cable to go for when it comes to distribution of electricity in direct burial applications. As discussed earlier the cable is very flexible allow it to safely maneuver through corners without any damage being caused to the cable. Durability is also among the many benefits of the cable whereby the cable can resist any type of abuse it’s subjected to. This in turn saves the consumer repair and maintenance costs and gives top notch performance in secondary distribution circuits. With the many tests undertaken by international agencies to prove it amazing features our customers can be confident in the product.

There are various types of aluminum URD. You should note that there are single, duplex, triplex and quadruplex aluminum URD direct burial cables so it is essential for you to choose the right one that matches your specific need.

Where to get aluminum URD direct burial cables

You are bound to come across these cables in various electronic and electrical outlets country wide since aluminum is very common. However settling on the appropriate supplier requires one carry out a proper investigation on the products sold in these outlets. These can be done through reading their reviews online or enquiring through their customer service. Proper investigation on the product is essential since electrical equipment needs to be efficient with minimal errors to give the end user uttermost safety.

Aluminum URD cables available at Nassau national cable has been approved by international standards to be safe for the relevant applications, some manufacturers and suppliers may not put this mind. This in turn makes the product low quality and impaired ability to perform the purported functions effectively. Nassau national cable has consumer’s interest at heart and supply products with consumer’s safety in mind. The renowned supplier has a team of experts on standby to help you choose the right cable. If you have any query get in touch with us today via the live on our website and we will respond immediately. I hope you found this post helpful, stay tuned for more posts or Wire and Cable Products. Read Less