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This specification covers flexible and semirigid crosslinked polyolefin heat-shrinkable tubing used for electrical insulating purposes. It is in its expanded form and will shrink to its extruded diameter when heated. The tubing has been classified into four types according to flame retardancy, flexibility, opaqueness, and secant modulus: Type I, Type II, Type III, and Type IV. The compound used in the manufacture of heat-shrinkable tubing shall be modified polyolefin resin, and the finished compound shall be free of all foreign matter other than intended formulation additives as appropriate. The tubing shall be extruded, cross-linked, and then expanded to the required dimensions. The following chemical properties of the material shall be determined: corrosion, fluid resistance, flammability, and water absorption. Physical properties of tubing like restricted shrinkage, dielectric strength, heat shock, low-temperature flexibility, tensile strength, elongation, heat resistance, color, color stability, specific gravity, volume resistivity, secant modulus, copper contact corrosion, and copper stability shall be determined.
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1.1 This specification covers flexible and semirigid crosslinked polyolefin heat-shrinkable tubing used for electrical insulating purposes. It is supplied in an expanded form and will shrink to its extruded diameter when heated.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D910 Specification for Aviation Gasolines
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D2671 Test Methods for Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Use
D3636 Practice for Sampling and Judging Quality of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials); 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)
UNSPSC Code 13102032(Thermoplastic polyolefin TPO); 39121728(Insulating tube)
ASTM D3149-06(2013), Standard Specification for Crosslinked Polyolefin Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top