Active Standard ASTM B399 / B399M | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.07
Book of Standards Volume: 02.03
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This specification covers concentric-lay-stranded conductors, made from round aluminum-alloy 6201-T81 (hard: solution heat-treated, cold worked, and then artificially aged) wires, for use for electrical purposes. These conductors shall be constructed with a central core surrounded by one or more layers of helically laid wires. Conductors are classified as follows: Class AA (for bare conductors usually used in overhead lines) and Class A ( for conductors to be covered with weather resistant materials). The concentric-lay-stranded aluminum-alloy 6201 conductors sized to have diameter equal to ACSR, Class AA, and class A shall conform to the described construction requirements. The maximum electrical resistance of a unit length of stranded conductor shall not exceed the required nominal DC resistance. The concentric-lay-stranded aluminum-alloy 6201 conductors sized by standard areas, Class AA, and Class A shall conform to the described construction requirements. Minimum distance between joints in the complex and rating factors shall be described.
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1.1 This specification covers concentric-lay-stranded conductors, made from round aluminum-alloy 6201-T81 (hard: solution heat-treated, cold worked, and then artificially aged) wires, for use for electrical purposes. These conductors shall be constructed with a central core surrounded by one or more layers of helically laid wires (Explanatory Notes 1 and 2).
Note 1—The aluminum alloy and temper designations conform to ANSI H35.1/H35.1[M]. Aluminum-alloy 6201 corresponds to Unified Numbering System alloy A96201 in accordance with Practice E527.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.
1.2.1 For density, resistivity and temperature, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B263 Test Method for Determination of Cross-Sectional Area of Stranded Conductors
B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors
B398/B398M Specification for Aluminum-Alloy 6201-T81 Wire for Electrical Purposes
B682 Specification for Metric Sizes of Electrical Conductors
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ANSI StandardsANSIH35.1[M] American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum [Metric]
NIST StandardsNBSHandbook100&mdash Wire Tables of the National Bureau of Standards
Aluminum Association PublicationPublication50, Code Words for Overhead Aluminum Electrical Conductors
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)