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This specification covers round, aluminum-clad steel core wire used for mechanical reinforcement in the manufacture of aluminum conductors, aluminum-clad steel reinforced. The base metal shall be steel produced by the openhearth, electric-furnace, or basic-oxygen process and shall be of such composition that the finished clad wire shall have the properties and characteristics prescribed in this specification. The aluminum used for cladding shall have a purity and quantity sufficient to meet thickness and resistance requirements of this specification. The material shall conform to the required tensile properties such as stress, tensile strength, and elongation. The aluminum-clad steel core shall undergo elongation test, tension test, and torsion test. The elongation test shall be determined by an extensometer equipped with a vernier or other instrument reading. In the torsion test, a small tensile load shall be applied to the specimen during testing. The specimen shall be twisted by rotating one of the vises in the same direction until fracture occurs.
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1.1 This specification covers round, aluminum-clad steel core wire with two designations of tensile strengths, AW2 (Normal Strength) and AW3 (High Strength).
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 are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.
1.2.1 For conductor sizes designated by AWG, the requirements in SI units have been numerically converted from corresponding values stated or derived in inch-pound units. For conductor sizes designated by SI units only, the requirements are stated or derived in SI units.
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
E8 Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials [Metric] E0008_E0008M
ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)
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ASTM B502 / B502M-19, Standard Specification for Aluminum-Clad Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Aluminum Conductors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.orgBack to Top