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This specification covers the standard requirements for crosslinked chlorosulfonated 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 to assess the conformance of the jacket material with the physical property requirements such as tensile strength, tensile stress at elongation, elongation at rupture, tension set, and tear. Per service requirement, additional tests for sunlight and weather resistance shall be performed as well, and shall conform to the requirements specified.
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1.1 This specification covers crosslinked chlorosulfonated polyethylene 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 cables installed at a temperature lower 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.
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
D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire); 26121600(Electrical cable and accessories); 13101712(Chlorosulfonated polyethylene CSM)
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ASTM D4314-12, Standard Specification for General-Purpose, Heavy-Duty, and Extra-Heavy-Duty Crosslinked Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene (CSM) Jackets For Wire and Cable, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top