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
aging test; cable impact; cable torsion; cold bend; compound flow; corrugation extensibility; cross-sectional area; diameters; differential scanning calorimetry; eccentricity; environmental stress crack; heat distortion; insulation; insulation adhesion; insulation compression; insulation shrinkback; jacket bonding; jacket notch; jacket peel or pull; jacket shrinkback; jacket slip strength; melt flow; oil immersion; oxidative induction time; oxidative stability; polyolefins; pressure test; sheath adherence; telecommunications wire and cable; tensile and elongation; thermal analysis; thickness; water penetration; wire and cable bending; wire breaking; Adhesion--electrical insulating materials; Aging; Air mass (AM); Bond strength--electrical insulating materials; Breaking strength/tenacity--electrical insulating materials; Cable torsion; Cold bend; Communications; Compound flow; Compression testing--electrical insulating materials; Corrugation extensibility; Cross section data/analysis--insulation; Diameter--electrical materials/applications; Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC); Dimensions; Eccentricity; Environmental cracking; Flow and flow rate--insulations; Heat distortion; Impact testing; Insulated wire and cable; Insulation adhesion//compression//shrinkback; Jacket bonding//notch//peel//shrinkback//slip strength; Melt flow; Oil immersion; Oxidation induction time (OIT); Oxygen induction time; Peel strength tests--electrical conductors; Performance--electrical insulation; Polyolefin (PO) insulation; Pressure testing; Sampling electrical inisulating materials; Sheath adherence; Shrinkage; Slip strength; Solder plug test; Telecommunications; Thermal analysis (TA)--electrical insulation; Thickness--electrical insulating materials; Water penetration; Wire and cable;
ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)
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