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This specification covers thermoplastic chlorinated polyethylene (CM) compounds suitable for use as an outer covering or jacket on electrical cables. Thermoplastic jackets shall conform to the requirements for physical properties specified. The sunlight and weather resistance of the jackets shall be tested to meet the requirements specified.
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1.1 This specification covers thermoplastic chlorinated polyethylene (CM) compounds suitable for use as an outer covering or jacket on electrical cables.
1.2 These jacket materials are suitable for use on cables which will be installed at temperatures above −35°C.
1.3 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1499 Practice for Filtered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposures of Plastics
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D2633 Test Methods for Thermoplastic Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable
G153 Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)
UNSPSC Code 13101713(Chloropolyethylene CM); 26121500(Electrical wire)
ASTM D4363-12, Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Chlorinated Polyethylene (CM) Jacket for Wire and Cable , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top