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This specification covers crosslinked chlorinated polyethylene compounds intended for use as jacket materials (outer coverings) on electrical wires and cables for general-purpose, heavy-duty, and extra-heavy-duty service. The materials under this specification, however, are not recommended for applications with very low temperature service requirement. Physical tests shall be performed and shall conform to the physical property requirements specified such as tensile strength, tensile stress at elongation, elongation at rupture, and tension set. Per service requirement, additional tests for sunlight and weather resistance shall be performed as well, and shall conform to the tensile strength and elongation requirements specified.
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1.1 This specification covers crosslinked chlorinated polyethylene (CPE) compounds suitable for use as outer coverings or jackets on electrical cables for general-purpose, heavy-duty, and extra-heavy-duty service.
1.2 These jacket materials are not recommended for use on cables which are to be installed at a temperature less than –25 °C.
1.3 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.
1.4 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.
D470 Test Methods for Crosslinked Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable
D1499 Practice for Filtered Open-Flame Carbon-Arc Exposures of Plastics
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
G153 Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)
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ASTM D4313-21, Standard Specification for General-Purpose, Heavy-Duty, and Extra-Heavy-Duty Crosslinked Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE) Jackets For Wire and Cable, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top