Active Standard ASTM B549 | 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 1350-H19 (extra hard) aluminum wires and round aluminum-clad steel core wires for use as overhead electrical conductors. For the purpose of this specification, conductors are classified as Class AA and Class A. The concentric-lay-stranded aluminum conductors, aluminum-clad steel reinforced (ACSR/AW) shall conform to the conductor size, number of wires, nominal diameter, rated strength, and mass per unit length. Before stranding, the aluminum and aluminum-clad steel core wires used shall meet all specfified requirements. The number and diameter of aluminum and steel wires and the areas of cross section of aluminum wires shall conform to prescribed the requirements. The rated strength of a completed conductor shall be taken as the aggregate strength of the aluminum and aluminum-clad steel components. The strength contribution of the aluminum-clad steel core wires shall be taken as the percentage according to the number of layers of aluminum-clad steel wires. Tests for mechanical and electrical properties of aluminum wires shall be made before stranding. All aluminum wires composing the conductors shall be capable of meeting the bending properties after stranding, as stated in the referenced ASTM documents.
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1.1 This specification covers concentric-lay-stranded conductors made from round aluminum 1350-H19 (extra hard) aluminum wires and round aluminum-clad steel core wires for use as overhead electrical conductors (Explanatory Note 1 and Note 2).
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B230/B230M Specification for Aluminum 1350-H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes
B263 Test Method for Determination of Cross-Sectional Area of Stranded Conductors
B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors
B500/B500M Specification for Metallic Coated or Aluminum Clad Stranded Steel Core for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors
B502 Specification for Aluminum-Clad Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Aluminum Conductors
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
ICS Number Code 29.240.20 (Power transmission and distribution lines)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)