ASTM B779 - 18

    Standard Specification for Shaped Wire Compact Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Steel-Reinforced (ACSR/TW)

    Active Standard ASTM B779 | Developed by Subcommittee: B01.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.03


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    Abstract

    This specification covers shaped wire compact concentric-lay-stranded aluminum conductor, steel-reinforced (ACSR/TW) and its component wires for use as overhead electrical conductors. Requirements for (1) wire stranding (2) tensile strength and elongation, (3) joints such as electric-butt welds, electric-butt cold-upset welds, or cold-pressure welds, and (4) lay length, diameter, direction, and factor are detailed. The construction requirements include: nominal aluminum cross sectional area, conductor type, nominal number of aluminum wires, number of layers, number and diameter of the steel core wire, mass per unit length, rated strength, and outside diameter of the shaped wire compact. The methods of determining mass per unit length, cross-section, and electrical resistance of the stranded conductor are given. Mechanical and electrical tests shall be performed before stranding.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers shaped wire compact concentric-lay-stranded aluminum conductor, steel-reinforced (ACSR/TW) and its component wires for use as overhead electrical conductors (Explanatory Note 1 and Note 2).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    Note 1: ACSR/TW is designed to increase the aluminum area for a given diameter of conductor by the use of trapezoidally shaped wires (TW). The conductors consist of a central core of round steel wire(s) surrounded by two or more layers of trapezoidal aluminum 1350-H19 wires. Different strandings of the same size of conductor are identified by type, which is the approximate ratio of steel area to aluminum area expressed in percent (Table 1, Table 2 and Table 3). For the purpose of this specification, the sizes listed in Table 1 and Table 2 are tabulated on the basis of the finished conductor having an area or outside diameter equal to that of specific sizes of standard ACSR so as to facilitate conductor selection.

    Note 2: The aluminum and temper designations conform to ANSI Standard H 35.1. Aluminum 1350 corresponds to Unified Numbering System (UNS) A91350 in accordance with Practice E527.

    (A) Code words shown in this column are obtained from Specification B1006. They are provided for information only.
    (B) Mass per unit length is based on Class A zinc-coated steel. To convert to kg/km, multiply the lb/1000 ft value × 1.4887.
    (C) Rated strengths were calculated in accordance with 9.1 using steel stresses at 1 % for Class A coating in accordance with Specification B498/B498M (1 kip = 1000 lbf  = 4.448 kN).
    (D) To convert the diameter (inches) to mm, multiply the inch value × 25.4.
    (E) To convert from kcmil to mm2 area, multiply the kcmil value × 5.067 × 10-4.
    (F) For 795 kcmil Type 10 (Puffin ACSR TW) conductor the indicated 0.1108 in. steel wire size does not correspond with the concentric round wire 795 kcmil 22/7 Puffin ACSR conductor. The round wire construction utilizes a 0.1056” diameter steel core wire. The industry accepted dimension for the Puffin ACSR TW steel wire is 0.1108 in. Technically this renders the construction as a Type 11 conductor. The conductor mass, rated strength and diameter values correspond to the 0.1108 in. diameter steel core.
    (A) Code words shown in this column are obtained from Specification B1006. They are provided for information only.
    (B) To convert from kcmil to mm2 area, multiply the kcmil value x 5.067 x 10-4.
    (C) Mass per unit length is based on Class A zinc-coated steel. To convert to kg/km, multiply the lb/1000 ft value x 1.4887.
    (D) Rated strength was calculated in accordance with 9.1 using steel stresses at 1 % for Class A coating in accordance with Specification B498/B498M (1 kip = 1000 lbf = 4.445 kN).
    (E) To convert the diameter (inches) to mm, multiply the inch value x 25.4.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    B230/B230M Specification for Aluminum 1350H19 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 Zinc5% Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Core Wire for Aluminum Conductors, Steel Reinforced (ACSR)

    B803 Specification for High-Strength Zinc5% Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Core Wire for Use in Overhead Electrical Conductors

    B1006 Specification for Electrical Overhead Conductor Code Word Names

    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)

    Other Documents

    ANSI H35.1 American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.

    NBS Handbook 100 Copper Wire Tables of the National Bureau of Standards Available from National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161, http://www.ntis.gov.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.240.20 (Power transmission and distribution lines)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)


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    DOI: 10.1520/B0779-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM B779-18, Standard Specification for Shaped Wire Compact Concentric-Lay-Stranded Aluminum Conductors, Steel-Reinforced (ACSR/TW), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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