Significance and Use
The selection criteria is to be applied for uses of (1) new cable and (2) replacement cable.
For the selection of new cable or the selection of replacement cable, this practice defines the choice criteria for conductor selection for cables in AWG (ASTM) or metric (IEC) sizes.
1.1 This practice is intended as a guide to shipbuilders, shipowners, and design agents for use in the selection of conductor size for single conductor or multiple conductor cable sizes either in American Wire Gauge (AWG) or metric designations for commercial ship design and construction.
1.2 The comparison chart of electrical conductor sizes shown in Table 1 presents a combined listing of international standard sizes of Class 2 stranded copper conductors in accordance with AWG (Specification B 8) English units or IEC (IEC 60228) metric units.
1.3 As a precautionary caveat, some conductor sizes listed in Table 1 may exceed minimal size requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard, the American Bureau of Shipping, and IEEE STD 45 for specific applications.
1.4 The values stated for ampacity and dc resistance are presented as maximum values and are provided for information 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.
B8 Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors, Hard, Medium-Hard, or Soft
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
IEC60228 Conductors of Insulated Cables
IEEESTD45 Recommended Practice for Electric Installations on Shipboard
AWG conductor sizes; cable selection; conductor comparison; metric conductor sizes; American wire gage (AWG); Design--ship construction; Metric dimensions; Selection guides--materials; Shipbuilding materials (general); Wire and cable;
ICS Number Code 29.060.01 (Electrical wires and cables in general)
ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.
Citing ASTM Standards
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