ASTM D470-05

    Standard Test Methods for Crosslinked Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable


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    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for testing crosslinked insulations and jackets for wire and cable. To determine the test to be made on the particular insulation or jacket, refer to the product specification for that type. These test methods do not apply to the class of products known as flexible cords.

    This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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 hazards see Section .

    1.2 Whenever two sets of values are presented, in different units, the values in the first set are the standard, while those in the parentheses are for information only.

    1.3 In many instances the insulation or jacket cannot be tested unless it has been formed around a conductor or cable. Therefore, tests are done on insulated or jacketed wire or cable in these test methods solely to determine the relevant property of the insulation or jacket and not to test the conductor or completed cable.

    1.4 The procedures appear in the following sections:

    1.5 This test applies to the detection and measurement of partial discharges occurring in the following types of electric cables:

    1.5.1 Single-conductor shielded cables and assemblies thereof, and

    1.5.2 Multiple-conductor cables with individually shielded conductors.

    1.6 Do not perform these tests on:

    1.6.1 Cables which have a nonconductive separator between the conductor and the insulation,

    1.6.2 Cables having insulations less than 0.045 in. (1.14 mm) thick, or

    1.6.3 Insulations with coverings that are not removable without damage to the insulation.


    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

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D150 Test Methods for AC Loss Characteristics and Permittivity (Dielectric Constant) of Solid Electrical Insulation

    D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic ElastomersTension

    D454 Test Method for Rubber Deterioration by Heat and Air Pressure

    D572 Test Method for RubberDeterioration by Heat and Oxygen

    D573 Test Method for RubberDeterioration in an Air Oven

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water

    D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    D2132 Test Method for Dust-and-Fog Tracking and Erosion Resistance of Electrical Insulating Materials

    D3755 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials Under Direct-Voltage Stress

    D5025 Specification for Laboratory Burner Used for Small-Scale Burning Tests on Plastic Materials

    D5207 Practice for Confirmation of 20-mm (50-W) and 125-mm (500-W) Test Flames for Small-Scale Burning Tests on Plastic Materials

    D5423 Specification for Forced-Convection Laboratory Ovens for Evaluation of Electrical Insulation


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D0470-05

    Citation Format

    ASTM D470-05, Standard Test Methods for Crosslinked Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2005, www.astm.org

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