Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D1351-02

Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Polyethylene Insulation for Electrical Wire and Cable


1.1 This specification covers a thermoplastic insulation which consists substantially of polyethylene.

1.2 This type of insulation is considered suitable for continuous operation for conductor temperatures up to 75oC with a maximum conductor size of 1000 kcmil (507 mm2). The maximum voltage rating shall not exceed 35 000 V for power application or 9 000 V for series lighting.

1.3 In many instances the insulation material cannot be tested unless it has been formed around a conductor or cable. Therefore, tests done on insulated wire or cable in this document are solely to determine the relevant property of the insulation material and not to test the insulated conductor or completed cable.

1.4 Whenever two sets of values are presented, in different units, the values in the first set are the standard, while those in parentheses are for information only.

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Book of Standards Volume: 10.01
Developed by Subcommittee: D09.18
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.1520/D1351-02
ICS Code: 29.035.20