ASTM WK43796

    Revision of B857 - 11e2 Standard Specification for Shaped Wire Compact Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Coated-Steel Supported (ACSS/TW)

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    Active Standard: B857 - 14

    Developed by Subcommittee: B01.07 | Committee B01 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Rationale

    Proposed change in wording in Clause 13.1 for measurement of cross-sectional area of aluminum strand wires in the ASTM B857 standard. Rather than measure the mass of each individual wire, to allow the determination of the cross-sectional area using the mass measurement of the combined aluminum strand wires. The wording of the round wire conductor standards allows you to measure the wires as a group, rather than an individual measurement. The proposed change would bring the TW standards in line with the round wire standards.


    aluminum conductors; concentric-lay stranded aluminum conductors; electrical conductors; electrical conductors, aluminum; steel-reinforced conductors; steel-supported aluminum conductors; stranded aluminum conductors ;
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Gordon Baker


    B01 (14-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as B857-2014 and Pending Publication