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This specification covers extruded cross linked and thermoplastic semi-conducting, conductor and insulation shielding materials for electrical wires and cables. The materials covered are not compatible with hydro carbon derivatives of a swelling or deteriorating nature. Different tests shall be performed in order to determine physical properties like brittleness, aging requirements, and elongation at rupture and volume resistivity.
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1.1 This specification covers crosslinked and thermoplastic extruded semi-conducting, conductor and insulation shielding materials for electrical wires and cables.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.3 In many instances, the electrical properties of the shielding material are strongly dependent on processing conditions. For this reason, in this specification the material is sampled from cable. Therefore, tests are done on shielded wire in this standard solely to determine the relevant property of the shielding material and not to test the conductor or completed cable.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D257 Test Methods for DC Resistance or Conductance of Insulating Materials
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D2647 Specification for Crosslinkable Ethylene Plastics
D3182 Practice for RubberMaterials, Equipment, and Procedures for Mixing Standard Compounds and Preparing Standard Vulcanized Sheets
D3183 Practice for RubberPreparation of Pieces for Test Purposes from Products
D4496 Test Method for D-C Resistance or Conductance of Moderately Conductive Materials
D4703 Practice for Compression Molding Thermoplastic Materials into Test Specimens, Plaques, or Sheets
D6095 Test Method for Longitudinal Measurement of Volume Resistivity for Extruded Crosslinked and Thermoplastic Semiconducting Conductor and Insulation Shielding Materials
ICS Number Code 29.045 (Semiconducting materials)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire)
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ASTM D3004-08(2013), Standard Specification for Crosslinked and Thermoplastic Extruded Semi-Conducting, Conductor and Insulation Shielding Materials, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top