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This specification covers zinc-coated (galvanized), zinc-aluminum-mischmetal alloy-coated, and aluminum-coated (aluminized) stranded steel wire core inserted for use in aluminum conductors, steel reinforced (ACSR). Prior to stranding, the metallic coated steel wire to be used in the production of the stranded core shall meet all of the requirements of the appropriate specification. Requirements for (1) coated steel wire joints, (2) stranding of the core such as lay length and lay direction, (3) construction of ACSR, and (4) tensile properties of stranded core are detailed. The standard stranded core lengths and methods of determining rated strength and calculating loads are given.
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1.1 This specification covers 7-wire, 19-wire, 37-wire, and 61-wire zinc-coated (galvanized), zinc-5 % aluminum-mischmetal alloy-coated or aluminum clad stranded steel core intended for use in overhead electrical conductors.
1.2 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B498/B498M Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors
B502 Specification for Aluminum-Clad Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Aluminum Conductors
B606 Specification for High-Strength Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Core Wire for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Conductors, Steel Reinforced
B802/B802M Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Core Wire for Aluminum Conductors, Steel Reinforced (ACSR)
B803 Specification for High-Strength Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors
B957 Specification for Extra-High-Strength and Ultra-High-Strength Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Core Wire for Overhead Electrical Conductors
B958 Specification for Extra-High-Strength and Ultra-High-Strength Class A Zinc-5% Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors
E83 Practice for Verification and Classification of Extensometer Systems
ICS Number Code 29.240.20 (Power transmission and distribution lines)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)
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ASTM B500 / B500M-12, Standard Specification for Metallic Coated or Aluminum Clad Stranded Steel Core for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top