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Significance and Use
Dimensional measurements, properly interpreted, provide information with regard to the conductors, insulation, or jacket. The dimensional measurements provide data for research and development, engineering design, quality control, and acceptance or rejection under specifications.
1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the physical testing of thermoplastic insulations and jackets used on telecommunications wire and cable and the testing of physical characteristics and environmental performance properties of completed products. To determine the procedure to be used on the particular insulation or jacket or on the completed wire or cable, reference should be made to the specification for that product.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D471 Test Method for Rubber Property--Effect of Liquids
D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics
D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer
D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
D1693 Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics
D2633 Test Methods for Thermoplastic Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable
D3032 Test Methods for Hookup Wire Insulation
D4731 Specification for Hot-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
D4732 Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E171 Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging
ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)
UNSPSC Code 26121616(Telecommunications cable)
ASTM D4565-10, Standard Test Methods for Physical and Environmental Performance Properties of Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and Cable, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top