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This specification covers concentric-lay-stranded self-damping aluminum conductors, steel-reinforced, and its component wires for use as overhead electrical conductors. The tensile strength and elongation requirements of the round and trapezoidal wires shall be the same except for the shape and diameter tolerance. Joints shall not be made in the finished steel wires. The lay factor and direction are specified. The strength and electrical resistance of a complete conductor are calculated. Tests for mechanical and electrical properties of aluminum and steel core wires shall be made before stranding. Gap dimensions shall be measured during fabrication of the conductor.
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1.1 This specification covers concentric-lay-stranded self-damping aluminum conductor, steel-reinforced (ACSR/SD), and its component wires for use as overhead electrical conductors (Explanatory Notes 1 and 2).
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the specification. For conductor sizes designated by AWG or kcmil, 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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B230/B230M Specification for Aluminum 1350-H19 Wire for Electrical Purposes
B232/B232M Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Coated-Steel Reinforced (ACSR)
B263 Test Method for Determination of Cross-Sectional Area of Stranded Conductors
B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors
B498/B498M Specification for Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors
B500/B500M Specification for Metallic Coated or Aluminum Clad Stranded Steel Core for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors
B502 Specification for Aluminum-Clad Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Aluminum Conductors
B549 Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Aluminum-Clad Steel Reinforced for Use in Overhead Electrical 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
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ANSI DocumentsANSI H35.1 American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum
NIST DocumentsNBS Handbook 100 --Copper Wire Tables of the National Bureau of Standards
Aluminum Association DocumentsPublication 50, Code Words for Overhead Aluminum Electrical Conductors
ICS Number Code 29.240.20 (Power transmission and distribution lines)
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ASTM B701 / B701M-13, Standard Specification for Concentric-Lay-Stranded Self-Damping Aluminum Conductors, Steel Reinforced (ACSR/SD), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top