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This specification applies to two types of flexible, crosslinked (Type II) and noncrosslinked (Type I) poly(vinyl chloride) heat-shrinkable tubing for electrical insulating purposes. It is supplied in an expanded form and will shrink to its extruded diameter when heated. Besides dimensional requirements such as inside diameter and wall thickness, the tubing shall also adhere to the following chemical and physical property requirements: restricted shrinkage; longitudinal change; dielectric strength; color and color stability; water absorption; specific gravity; volume resistivity; flammability; heat shock; low-temperature flexibility; tensile strength; elongation; heat resistance; resistance to fluids such as hydraulic fluid, JP-4 fuel, lubricating oils, de-icing fluid, and NaCl solution; copper corrosion; behavior during copper dust humidity test; and shelf life.
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1.1 This specification applies to flexible, crosslinked and noncrosslinked poly(vinyl chloride) heat-shrinkable tubing for electrical insulating purposes. It is supplied in an expanded form and will shrink to its extruded diameter when heated.
Note 1—This standard is similar but not identical to IEC 60684–3–201.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.2.1 In some cases (including the title), temperatures are described in degrees Celsius only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
Federal StandardsSS-S-550 Sodium Chloride, Technical, for Water-Softening Units Available from Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
IEC Standards60684–3–201 Flexible insulating sleeving, Part 3, Sheet 201: Heat shrinkable sleeving, general purpose, flexible, cross-linked PVC, shrink ratio 2:1 Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.
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
Military StandardsMIL-A-8243 Anti-Icing and De-Icing Defrosting Fluid
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials); 83.140.10 (Films and sheets)
UNSPSC Code 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC); 39121728(Insulating tube)
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ASTM D3150-11, Standard Specification for Crosslinked and Noncrosslinked Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Insulation, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2011, www.astm.orgBack to Top