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    ASTM D4565 - 15

    Standard Test Methods for Physical and Environmental Performance Properties of Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and Cable

    Active Standard ASTM D4565 | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.18

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 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. Scope

    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, make reference to the specification for that product.

    1.2 The test methods appear in the following sections of this standard:

    Procedure

    Sections

    Dimensional measurements of insulations, jackets,
    miscellaneous cable components, and of completed cable


    4 – 9

     Cross-sectional areas

    9

     Diameters

    6

     Eccentricity

    8

     Thickness

    7

    Physical and environmental tests of insulation and jackets

    10 – 25

     Aging test (jackets only)

    24

     Cold bend (insulation only)

    16

     Environmental stress crack (polyolefin jackets only)

    21

     Heat distortion (jackets only)

    22

     Heat shock (jackets only)

    23

     Insulation adhesion

    19

     Insulation and jacket shrinkback (oven test)

    14

     Insulation compression

    20

     Insulation shrinkback (solder test)

    15

     Melt flow rate change—polyolefin materials

    12

     Oil immersion test (jackets only)

    25

     Oxygen induction time (polyolefin insulation only)

    17

     Oxygen induction time (cable filling compound only)

    18

     Tensile and elongation tests

    13

    Physical and environmental tests of insulations and jackets of    completed wire and cable


    26 – 42

     Cable Torsion Test

    38

     Compound flow test (filled core wire and cable only)

    42

     Corrugation extensibility test

    36

     Cable impact test

    33

     Jacket bonding tests

    29

    Procedure

    Sections

     Jacket notch test

    32

     Jacket peel or pull

    28

     Jacket slip strength test

    30

     Pressure test (air core wire and cable only)

    40

     Sheath adherance test

    31

     Water penetration test (filled core wire and cable only)

    41

     Wire and cable bending test

    34

     Wire breaking strength

    37

    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, except where only SI units are given.

    1.4  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific caution statement see 19.1.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121616(Telecommunications cable)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/D4565-15

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    Citation Format

    ASTM D4565-15, Standard Test Methods for Physical and Environmental Performance Properties of Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and Cable, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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