ASTM D4565 - 20

    Standard Test Methods for Physical and Environmental Performance Properties of Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and Cable

    Active Standard ASTM D4565 | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Dimensional measurements, properly interpreted, provide information with regard to the conductors, insulation, or jacket. The dimensional measurements provide data for research and development, engineering design, quality control, and acceptance or rejection under specifications.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover procedures for the physical testing of thermoplastic insulations and jackets used on telecommunications wire and cable and the testing of physical characteristics and environmental performance properties of completed products. To determine the procedure to be used on the particular insulation or jacket or on the completed wire or cable, make reference to the specification for that product.

    1.2 These test methods appear in the following sections of this standard:

    Test Method

    Section(s)

    Dimensional Measurements of Insulations, Jackets, Miscellaneous
       Cable Components, and of Completed Cable

    4 – 9

         Cross-sectional Areas

    9

         Diameters

    6

         Eccentricity

    8

         Thickness

    7

    Physical and Environmental Tests of Insulation and Jackets

    10 – 25

         Aging Test (Jackets Only)

    24

         Cold Bend (Insulation Only)

    16

         Environmental Stress Crack (Polyolefin Jackets Only)

    21

         Heat Distortion (Jackets Only)

    22

         Heat Shock (Jackets Only)

    23

         Insulation Adhesion

    19

         Insulation and Jacket Shrinkback (Oven Test)

    14

         Insulation Compression

    20

         Insulation Shrinkback (Solder Test)

    15

         Melt Flow Rate Change—Polyolefin Materials

    12

         Oil Immersion Test (Jackets Only)

    25

         Oxygen Induction Time (Polyolefin Insulation Only)

    17

         Oxygen Induction Time (Cable Filling Compound Only)

    18

         Tensile and Elongation Tests

    13

    Physical and Environmental Tests of Insulations and Jackets of
       Completed Wire and Cable

    26 – 42

         Cable Torsion Test

    38

         Compound Flow Test (Filled Core Wire and Cable Only)

    42

         Corrugation Extensibility Test

    36

         Cable Impact Test

    33

         Jacket Bonding Tests

    29

         Jacket Notch Test

    32

         Jacket Peel or Pull

    28

         Jacket Slip Strength Test

    30

    Procedure

    Section(s)

         Pressure Test (Air Core Wire and Cable Only)

    40

         Sheath Adherence Test

    31

         Water Penetration Test (Filled Core Wire and Cable Only)

    41

         Wire and Cable Bending Test

    34

         Wire breaking strength

    37

    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, except where only SI units are given.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific warning statement see 19.1.

    1.5 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

    D471 Test Method for Rubber PropertyEffect of Liquids

    D638 Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

    D1238 Test Method for Melt Flow Rates of Thermoplastics by Extrusion Plastometer

    D1248 Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Extrusion Materials for Wire and Cable

    D1693 Test Method for Environmental Stress-Cracking of Ethylene Plastics

    D2633 Test Methods for Thermoplastic Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable

    D3032 Test Methods for Hookup Wire Insulation

    D4731 Specification for Hot-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable

    D4732 Specification for Cool-Application Filling Compounds for Telecommunications Wire and Cable

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E171/E171M Practice for Conditioning and Testing Flexible Barrier Packaging


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.01 (Insulating materials in general)

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    DOI: 10.1520/D4565-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM D4565-20, Standard Test Methods for Physical and Environmental Performance Properties of Insulations and Jackets for Telecommunications Wire and Cable, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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